HP's Slate Spec'ed, Launching June for €400/$546

Today Spanish Website Clipset reports that the device will launch this coming June, with a price tag of €400. Though this translates to $546, Engadget suggests that HP won't do a direct currency conversion when it comes to pricing.

Clipset claims to have word straight from HP on this one and goes on to detail some of the device's specs. If the site's sources are to be believed, the Slate will pack Intel's Atom processor, USB connectivity, a memory card reader, a rear-mounted integrated webcam and Windows 7. Perhaps most notable is the presence of Flash support, something the iPad does not have.

While the launch is set for June, European retail availability is set for "before September." No word on whether the Android version of the device will be any cheaper or if it will launch at the same time.

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  • HalJordan
    sandmanwnQuite easy really, they realized that tablet PC's have been around for a decade and they had a dozen designs laying around.So they took one of those designs, removed the hinge, and then permanently mounted the screen to the second half and ta-da iPad competitor...


    No, no, no...the iPad runs on magic...it is different. It did not exist until Jobs "thought" it into existence. I wish companies would stop copying his ideas.
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  • endif
    Wow its like an iPad.... but good.
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  • failboat
    Basically a pricey netbook with a touch screen and no physical keyboard. Still beats the iFail.. I mean iPad.
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  • endif
    Wow its like an iPad.... but good.
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  • HalJordan
    I don't understand, how did HP get their hands on an iPad early enough to reverse engineer it so they could fabricate this clone?
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  • failboat
    Basically a pricey netbook with a touch screen and no physical keyboard. Still beats the iFail.. I mean iPad.
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