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HP Slate 2 Tablet PC for Business

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HP announced the HP Slate 2 Tablet PC for business users requiring extra security features with the capability to run Windows programs. The 8.9-inch touch screen Slate 2 runs a full-featured Microsoft Windows 7 environment, enabling professionals the flexibility to create, edit and review content on one highly mobile and lightweight device (at 1.5 pounds).

The HP Slate 2 Tablet PC features an 8.9-inch diagonal capacitive multitouch display for touch and pen input plus includes a new Swype keyboard. The Swype applet enhances the touch experience with comfortable and efficient data entry via one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard.

The HP Slate 2 Tablet PC comes with an Intel Atom Z670 processor with mSATA SSM technology to deliver faster boot times, improved battery life of up to six hours and increased performance for business customers.

Security Features

  • A TPM Embedded Security Chip protects data — from email to information on the hard drive.
  • Embedded Security for HP ProtectTools provides user control and management of the TPM chip to increase secure user authentication, improved personal secure drive integrity, secure email and support protected digital certificate applications.
  • BIOS support for Computrace Pro helps protect against data theft by allowing customers to remotely delete data at the file, directory or operating system level and keep confidential information more secure.
  • HP Connection Manager offers easy control over wireless connections, including Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth and optional integrated 3G Mobile Broadband for convenient internet and intranet access from more places around the world.

For remote workers, a front-facing VGA webcam enables videoconferencing, and a 3-megapixel camera on the back allows for still image and video capture. SRS Premium Sound provides optimized audio settings for voice and multimedia applications and an SD card slot allows for expanded storage and sharing capabilities. The HP Slate Dock provides device connection via two USB 2.0 ports and an HDMI port.

The HP Slate 2 Tablet PC comes with optional additional accessories and business solutions including the HP Retail Mobile Point of Sale (POS) Case, which features an integrated magnetic stripe reader and barcode scanner for retailers. The case attaches to the HP Slate 2 and creates a secure portable POS solution that personalizes transactions, boosts productivity and sales, and integrates into existing application and hardware infrastructure. In addition, the HP Slate 2 helps retailers combine online and enterprise access to applications and services including task management workflows, inventory data and custom orders.

The optional HP Slate Bluetooth Keyboard and Case accessory is a new sleek, stylish executive-class carrying solution that bundles the HP Slate 2, a rechargeable Bluetooth keyboard, HP Slate Digital Pen, and ID, business, or credit cards inside a single case.

Pricing and Availability
The HP Slate 2 Tablet PC starts at $699 and is expected to be available worldwide in late November 2011.

Specifications

Operating system Genuine Windows 7 Professional
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows Embedded Standard 7
Processor Intel Atom Processor Z670 (1.5 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache, 667 MHz FSB)
Chipset Intel System Controller Hub (SCH) SM35
Memory 2 GB DDR2 on-board memory
(Memory operates at the maximum system supported speed of 800 MHz)
Internal Storage Up to 64 GB mSATA SSM
Removable Storage Optional HP External USB 2.0 CD/DVD R/RW Drive
Display 8.9-inch diagonal LED-backlit WSVGA wide-viewing angle display
(1024 x 600, or 1024 x 768 for some applications)
Graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 600
Audio/Visual HD Audio–SRS Premium Sound, integrated stereo speakers, integrated microphone, combo stereo headphone/microphone jack; two integrated cameras: VGA Webcam (inward facing), 3 MP camera (outward facing)
Wireless Support 802.11a/b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0 +HS
HP un2430 EV-DO/HSDPA Mobile Broadband Module (Gobi 3000)
Expansion Slots Secure Digital slot (supports SD, SDHC, and SDXC); SIM card slot (select models only)
Ports and Connectors (1) USB 2.0 port, Power Connector/HP Slate Dock connector, combo stereo headphone/microphone jack Optional HP Slate Dock
(2) USB 2.0 ports
(1) HDMI connector
(1) combo stereo headphone/microphone jack
(1) power connector
Input Devices Optional HP Slate Digital Pen
Optional HP Wireless Mini Keyboard
Optional HP 2.4 GHz Wireless Optical Mobile Mouse
Optional HP Slate Bluetooth Keyboard and Case
Software (Windows OS only) HP Slate Camera, EVERNOTE, HP Support Assistant, Swype virtual keyboard, HP Connection Manager, HP GPS and Location (select models only), Adobe Flash Player, PDF Complete, HP Shutdown Agent
Security Standard: TPM Embedded Security Chip 1.2
Embedded Security for HP ProtectTools
Computrace for HP ProtectTools
HP BIOS Admin password and HP SpareKey
Dimensions 5.9 x 9.21 x 0.61 in./15 x 23.4 x 1.5 cm
Weight Starting at 1.52 lb (0.69 kg)
Power 2-cell (30 WHr) polymer battery, external 30W AC Adapter
Expansion Solutions Optional HP Slate Dock
Optional HP USB 2.0 Docking Station
Warranty Limited 1 year warranty option; 1 year limited warranty on primary battery.
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