HP positions the Slate 500 as businesstool and not targeting consumers to avoid competing with the iPad.
The HP Slate 500 features an 8.9-inch with 1024x600px (some apps can use 1024x768px) screen, 1.86Ghz Intel Atom Z540 CPU at 1.86Ghz, 2GB RAM, 64GB SSD, 3MP camera, Webcam and Wi-Fi. The HP Slate 500 comes with handwriting recognition software and weighs 1.5lb. The HP Slate 500 can be compared with the 64GB iPad Wi-Fi, which sells for $699. It would have been smarter by HP to match at least the price of a comparable iPad.
There is actually another Windows 7 Tablet on the market. The Nav 9 Slate PC from Netbook Navigator start at $699.99 on Netbook Navigator store.
Features of the Nav 9 Slate PC include 8.9-inch resistive touchscreen with 1024x600px, Atom N280 at 1.66Ghz, 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD (up to 64GB), Wifi, 1.3MP camera and it weighs 2 pounds.
The HP Slate 500 is a better deal compared to the NAV 9. In general I recommend though the iPad over the current Windows 7 tablets. You can also look into the Galaxy Tab Android Tablet.
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