The HP Slate 8 Pro Business Tablet with Android KitKat Launches for $349

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief
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    Dec 30, 2010
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    HP just launched their Slate 8 Pro Business Tablet with Android KitKat. Just as the name implies, it is meant to cater to a different customer than the consumer level Slate 8 Pro. It has some very powerful specs, but the 1GB of RAM seems a bit lacking.

    Here's a breakdown,
    • 8 inch, 1600 x 1200 pixel display with a 4:3 aspect ratio
    • NVIDIA Tegra 4 ARM Cortex-A15 quad-core CPU
    • 1GB of RAM
    • 16GB of storage
    • A microSD card slot
    • A micro HDMI port
    • A micro USB cable
    • 8MP rear camera and 720p front-facing camera
    • 21Whr battery which HP says is good for up to 11.5 hours of run time.
    • 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and support for Miracast wireless display streaming
    • NFC
    • Measures 8.7″ x 5.6″ x 0.4″
    • Weighs about 1 pound
    • Android 4.4 KitKat
    At $349 bucks, this is a decent value, considering the power of the Tegra 4. That's only $20 bucks more than the $330 price of the consumer version. Still... we can't help wondering where this fits in the market. New tablets which will outclass this are just on the horizon for later this year.

    What do you think of HP's Business tablet?

    Source: HP Business
  2. GAstorino

    GAstorino Active Member

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    I agree 1 gig is seriously lacking when all the new phones come with 2 gb. I don't understand why so cheap on memory these days. Wish they would all have the ability to allow you to upgrade your ram on your own like with a pc. Give the 1 gb but allow us to put our own replacement chip in to boost that number.
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