HP today announced the HP Slate 2 Tablet PC with expanded touch capabilities, multitasking performance and embedded security to mobile business users.
The company also announced a new notebook PC targeting business, education and government customers.
The HP Slate 2 Tablet PC features a Microsoft Windows environment and its low weight (1.5 pound) provides professionals with the flexibility to create, edit and review content on a mobile and lightweight device.
The HP Slate 2 Tablet PC features an 8.9-inch diagonal multitouch display for touch and pen input plus includes a new Swype keyboard. The Swype applet offers efficient data entry via one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard.
The HP Slate 2 Tablet PC comes with an Intel Atom Z670 processor with mSATA SSM technology and a battery life of up to six hours.
Additional hardware and software enhancements include a TPM embedded security chip for data protection (secure user authentication, improved personal secure drive integrity, secure email and support protected digital certificate applications,) BIOS support for Computrace Pro (protect against data theft by allowing users to remotely delete data at the file, directory or operating system level,) as well as the HP Connection Manager users interface, which offers easy control over wireless connections, including Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth and optional integrated 3G Mobile Broadband.
For remote workers, a front-facing VGA webcam enables videoconferencing, and a 3-megapixel camera on the back allows for still image and video capture. SRS Premium Sound provides optimized audio settings for voice and multimedia applications and an SD card slot allows for expanded storage and sharing capabilities. The HP Slate Dock provides device connection via two USB 2.0 ports and an HDMI port.
The HP Slate 2 Tablet PC starts at $699 and is expected to be available worldwide later this month.
Lightweight business notebooks
Designed for mobile professionals, the new HP 3115m offers up to 11.5 hours of battery life, flexible wireless capabilities, an 11.6-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD display, Beats Audio and a high-definition (HD) webcam for collaboration with peers. The notebook is powered by the new AMD E450 dual-core Fusion APU with AMD Radeon HD 6320 graphics.
The HP 3115m starts at $429 and is expected to be available Nov. 11 in the Americas only.