HP Slate 2 Windows 7 Tablet Arriving this Month

November 3, 2011, By Leo Xavier

Last week, HP announced their plans to launch Windows 8 tablets in 2012. It was expected that HP will be releasing a new tablet only in the coming year. Now it appears like the company will be fighting on the tablet market starting this month. Their latest tablet, the HP Slate 2, will be available for sale in November.

HP is hoping to do better on the market this time around as their original Slate 500 failed to create waves on the market and the WebOS running TouchPad tablet was killed off in August.

Unfortunately we haven’t got any hints on an exact launch date. But we do know that the Slate 2 starts at $699 and comes with some tweaks more appropriate for touch and pen-based input.


The HP Slate 2, which runs the Windows 7 operating system, comes equipped with an Atom Oak Trail Z670 processor which may not be enough to power Windows 7. The device boasts an 8.9 inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600.

You will also get a faster 64GB solid-state drive and a new included stylus and a Skype-enabled virtual keyboard. It is being claimed that the device comes with 6 hours of battery life.

The device also comes with some minor cosmetic updates and a Bluetooth speaker dock which is sold separately.

It is not known why the company is experimenting with a new tablet so soon after the killing of their TouchPad tablet and Windows 8 is coming in the future. And the Slate also isn’t taking advantage of WebOS. And definitely it’s not going to be easy for the company to attract customers as the Asus Eee Slate EP121 is already available and Dell’s Latitude ST is coming soon.

Stay tuned for more updates on the device.Head here for the video. Place your comments below. Are you interested in the new device?

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