Likely hoping to capitalize on all the attention being paid to the new tablet computer market in the wake of Apple’s iPad launch, Hewlett-Packard has gone public with details of its own entry, the HP Slate.
The company released a video demo of the new product on Monday that shows it will run on Windows 7, have a multi-touch display screen and connect to users TVs.
Gadget blog Engadget posted what appears to be an internal HP document comparing the Slate to the iPad. That document lists the price at $550 for the base model and $600 for the more advance version. Both have five hour batter life, WiFi two cameras and an optional 3G modem to connect to cellular networks.