I wonder if the people at Apple are ready for the competition. Finally something that will truly rival the Ipad. The Slate will run $549 in its base configuration, which has a 8.9-inch 1024 x 600 capacitive multitouch display, a 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor with UMA graphics and an accelerator for 1080p video playback , 32GB of flash storage and 1GB of non-upgradeable RAM. – Non upgradable ram? That might be a problem or concern for many users.
There’s also a $599 version with 64GB of storage, and both models will have a five-hour battery, an SDHC slot, two camera, a USB port, a SIM card slot for the optional 3G modem, and a dock connector for power, audio, and HDMI out. The slate will be loaded with Windows 7.. stay tuned for the release date and check out the HP Slate in action !