A website based in Mexico got some early time with HP’s upcoming slate computer and published its first thoughts on the device. The article was pulled down at the request of HP, but it was online long enough for word to get out that the reviewer was unimpressed.
The preliminary review from Conecti.ca doesn’t reveal any specifications that haven’t leaked before, but it’s the first time someone outside HP has had a chance to try out this slate.
The reviewer summed up his thoughts with “The official verdict is meh.” The HP model is going to run Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium on a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom (Menlow) processor with 1 GB of RAM, a combination that will allegedly be “slow and annoying,” according to the review.
A Preliminary Overview of the HP Slate
HP pre-announced its slate tablet, which lacks a name for now, in January and has since been slowly revealing more details. However, a document that leaked from the company early this month revealed nearly all the specifications.
It will have an 8.9-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 600.
There are supposedly going to be 32 GB and 64 GB versions, with an SD/SDHC/SDXC card reader.
HP’s slate tablet is reportedly going to offer Wi-Fi b/g and Bluetooth. In addition, there is going to be a version with 3G cellular-wireless connectivity.
It will have two cameras: a front-facing VGA one and a rear-facing 3 megapixel one, and HP said its computer’s 30 WHr battery will provide more than five hours of use.
Overall, the upcoming model is allegedly going to be 9.2 x 5.7 x 0.6 inches, and weigh 1.5 pounds.