HP Slate – Predicting the Future

Are you a globe-trotter traveling places every now and then? Or are you pursuing higher studies while juggling with time and your job? Whatever the situation be, one thing is for sure, that you are short of time to keep your self updated with the daily world news! In this media dominant era, it is imperative to keep a check on the daily happenings whether pertaining to your field or not. HP’s Slate brings in a solution for all such people and those business men who are on a constant move.

Ready News at Hand

As Alan Tam demonstrates in one of the HP Slate videos, it is pretty convenient to see the digital video on the New York Times apart from reading the news using Flash. Video streaming for a website from within the browser is made possible through Adobe’s Flash which is absent in Apple’s iPad and is being considered as a “watered-down Internet” viewing by making “sacrifices”! On the Slate you can enjoy the web as it is and have the news papers and the magazines at your imagination’s best.

Slate for Entertainment

What more can you expect from a device when it enables you to play Flashbased games or edit web-based photos, or for that matter play Pandora as a stand alone app on Adobe’s AIR? Yes, while traveling you can do all this to keep your self entertained. Moreover, Slate lets you attach your iPhone or iPod Touch through a USB port for which you may have to shell out some more dollars in the case of an iPad! Slate does come with an SD card reader and a conventional SIM card tray along with headphone jack and inbuilt microphone.

Stay Connected with Family through Web-Cam

Don’t be surprised. A camera’s absence in iPad should shock you instead. HP Slate has two cameras, a VGA camera on the front side and another 3MP at the back. You can have a sneak-peek at the Slate’s web-camera on one of the videos released by HP.



The backlit display of Slate at 9.21inches x 5.70 inches has “pen/digitizer support” and it runs at a 1024×600 resolution.  It is easy to hold Slate in one hand and enjoy coffee with the other. Its memory is although half of iPad’s i.e., 5 hours, but considering the augmented specs, Flash and ready-to-consume media information, Slate is bound to be a traveler’s best company.

Author: Piyali

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