The HP Slate 500 is Hewlett Packard’s attempt to follow Apple’s iPad into the tablet world. A worthy opponent, you ask?
Well, I suppose it depends on what you’re looking for. This Slate is a Windows 7-based tablet with an 8.9 in. monitor, a 1.86 GHz Intel Atom Z540 processor, an HD accelerator for smooth HD video playback, 2 GB of RAM and a 64 GB SSD.
Yeah, that doesn’t help me either. Because a tablet is about ease of use. It’s about convenience. And yes, there’s a fun factor involved. Now, HP’s Slate has everything a tablet is supposed to have. It’s “feature”-packed. A USB port. Two cameras. One for shooting pix. One for making video calls. It offers Wi-Fi, but its one missing feature is the lack of  3G connectivity.
But, it’s not about what it does. It’s about how it does it. The Slate is powerful. But, it retails at $799. You come out late to market, and you come in hundreds of dollars higher than your rival device, Apple’s iPad, which is inarguably, much cooler.
What’s your defense? Oh, it’s aimed at business customers. Because businesspersons don’t like cool stuff? I don’t think so. But, prove me wrong, business people. And go with HP.