After the HP touchpad, HP will introduce their second tablet later this year, which is named HP Slate 8. It will use Windows 8 Professional Operating System, with a 10.1-inch display, eight to 10 hours of battery life, and a frame that measures 0.36 inches thick–slightly thinner than Apple‘s new iPad.
As we know it, the Slate 8 will run Windows 8 Professional–not the tablet-optimized Windows RT. This means the Slate 8 will be able to install and run desktop software in addition to Metro-style Windows 8 apps. HP is reportedly positioning the Slate 8 as a business tablet, though its slim design and long battery life might catch the eye of regular consumers as well.
Unlike the iPad, which targets consumers and businesses alike, the “Slate 8″ appears to be pushing hard for businesses. It will offer security features like HP ProtectTools software, support for Computrace, enterprise-level docking, and digital pen input.
At present, most people take tablets as an entertainment, we use it playing games, watching movies, browsing websites, etc. HP Slate 8 is an exception. It aims to facilitate the people’s business activities, which is a new concept. Let’s wait and see.