HP shuts down WebOS, puts Windows 7 on its new Slate 2

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WebOS has officially been shut down by HP with the final product being the HP TouchPad. However, that didn’t stop the company to make new tablets but instead of having their own operating system inside it, they put Windows 7 in their new HP Slate 2.

Sporting a 1.5GHz Intel Atom Z670, the HP Slate 2 has a 64GB mSATA drive with an additional SD card slot should its users wish to add more storage to it and like its predecessor, the Slate 500, the Slate 2 has a 3MP rear camera and has a front camera on which its predecessor does not have. The battery life of the Slate 2 can be quite pleasing at a rate of 6 hours per charge depending on the usage. In addition to that, like most Windows 7 tablet, it also has a stylus to accompany it as well. However, it doesn’t come cheap at $699.99 per piece.

Maybe the Slate 2 is a preparation for the new Windows 8 on which we shall be seeing a lot of tablet compatibility soon when it is released. Who knows, the device may even get a proper upgrade to the new operating system when it is officially released.


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