HP Slate could be released in June with Intel Atom, Flash support

HP Slate could be released in June with Intel Atom, Flash support

Summary: While neither pricing nor a release date have been announced in the U.S. yet, it appears that the HP Slate might pop up in Europe as soon as June.

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While neither pricing nor a release date have been announced in the U.S. yet, it appears that the HP Slate might be released by June and then be available for sale in Europe by September.

According to Clipset (yes, it's poorly translated by a website, but the big details are obvious and I can make most of it out with my own poor Spanish skills), the HP Slate would be sold the equivalent of €400 ($545). Some of the other details mentioned include the integration of an Intel Atom CPU, a built-in webcam, USB connectivity and a memory card reader. Oh, and Flash support, of course.

Not all prices are the same across countries, so we can't automatically assume that the Slate would be sold for the equivalent price stateside.

But it still would undercut the price of the Apple iPad, which is what HP probably should do after a weak debut at CES 2010 earlier this year.

Topics: Hewlett-Packard, Hardware, Intel, Processors

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  • IT RUNS WINDOWS

    Why does everyone keep saying flash support? IT IS WINDOWS!!!
    CarlLuna
    • indeed

      [i]Why does everyone keep saying flash support? IT IS WINDOWS!!![/i]

      Perhaps because it's one of the things that might make people reconsider which tablet they buy. The OS, is less relevant for these devices IMO. What you can do with them, that would make a difference.
      Badgered
    • Which may be its detriment...

      But I will let the market explain why that's the
      case.

      And if Flash is the only feature HP can tout over
      the iPad, then Apple have nothing to worry about.
      dave95.
  • Yes, and it supports FLASH

    unlike the iPad. This is a huge differentiating point for HP and will, IMO, force Apples hand given the price difference. Why pay more for a device that does less and forces you into a proprietary relationship? Nice job HP.
    Oknarf
    • FLASH is not proprietary?

      News to me. One thing iPhone OS has taught me, it is not too hard to live
      without flash. It is slowly dyeing out.
      Bruizer
      • Yes, Jobs lied.

        Check it out:

        www.opensourceproject.com

        There are many open-source IDE's for flash, and open-source compilers. One of them even compiles to C++ source, which then can be compiled for an iPhone app, the user or Steve Jobs will never know it was made with flash.

        Hehehehe ...
        davea0511@...
      • Yes, Jobs lied. - oops redo

        Check it out:

        http://www.openscreenproject.org/

        There are many open-source IDE's for flash, and open-source compilers. One of them even compiles to C++ source, which then can be compiled for an iPhone app, the user or Steve Jobs will never know it was made with flash.

        Hehehehe ...
        davea0511@...
  • Doomed to failure!

    If it's not running ARM it can't run Android and if it can't run Android it can't be any good.

    Who with any ounce of sense would pay for an overpriced bloated OS like Winblows for a thing like this?
    Ron Bergundy
    • You've stole my thought

      a windoze tablet is as usless as an iCrap tablet!
      Linux Geek
      • I agree 100% on that!

        And you're right - they should have named it the "iCrap"!
        Ron Bergundy
    • ok Mr "I'm anti-everything-microsoft". Your objectivity is really apparent

      Sure hope you are never picked for a jury!
      andrej770
    • You're Right

      I am lucky to have been given and experimental "pad" by my employer. It runs Android, is only about 3/8" thick, and I love it! This particular X-model is ported to the Android Market at present, which is very handy. The coolest thing is that it runs Android apps at full 10.5" screen size without loss of resolution!

      It makes iPad and Slate look like jokes!
      calmarimaker
  • So it also supports windows viruses :)

    enough said
    vela.eduardo@...
    • Such Cynicism: It also supports Virus Protection!

      Don't forget, its generally the unknowledgeable or the blatantly igorant that get hit with viruses. All viruses on ANY OS can be prevented with good common sense.
      andrej770
      • My good common sense...

        Tells me that I shouldn't have to worry about
        viruses and "PC Maintenance" on yet another
        device I purchase.

        Especially something with a form factor that
        lends itself to be more of a gadget appliance
        and entertainment device than a work horse PC.
        A device I want to just pick-up and get lost in
        while using (ala Kindle and iPad), and not have
        "PC Maintenance" software constantly running in
        the background, interrupting me and slowing
        down my device.
        dave95.
        • Whats so hard about downloading

          and installing Security Essentials?

          Easy as pie, and your done: it takes care of itself.

          Unless you want to wait for Google or whatever vendor's version of Android your're running to get together a patch for any vulnerabilities?
          John Zern
        • Keep dreaming

          Any device that has internet connectivity is going to need maintained.
          The one and only, Cylon Centurion
    • I supports Windows Viruses...AND FLASH!

      Enough said.
      calmarimaker
    • Agreed: Enough said

      So you can leave and troll somewhere else now :)
      John Zern
  • Flash on an Atom? No thanks!

    I've run several systems through tests playing Flash video at full screen, even at SD quality, and it's choppy on everything except Flash 10.1, but that only works if it has an ION chipset. Even the 330 dual-core and D510 (which is practically the same in CPU performance) is choppy running full screen video. HD video is completely useless.

    I'd rather see an Athlon Neo with an AMD chipset. At least the Athlon Neo (even the single-core) can play smooth Flash video at full screen - [b]and that's even without using the GPU accelerated Flash 10.1 plugin![/b]
    Joe_Raby