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VIDEO: Is This HP's Windows 8 Slate?

By - Source: Engadget | B 13 comments

Well, hello there, mysterious HP device!

Now that we have an official release date for Windows 8, we've finally got some idea of when we'll see Windows 8 devices from computer companies around the world. Many have said they'll be ready to launch when Windows 8 is released, but we don't have an awful lot of information on the specs or appearance of these devices.

 

Today brings us a possible glimpse of HP's Windows 8 tablet offering, the Slate 8. Spotted by an Engadget reader, the device in question appears in an HP commercial that has been posted to YouTube by the company. Dubbed Make It Matter, the end of the video shows a brief shot of a man in a shirt and tie using a sleek-looking tablet. The back of the slate looks to be metal, a marked departure from the HP TouchPad, which had a glossy, black, plastic casing.

HP hasn't offered any explanation regarding the presence of this mystery device in its commercial, but we'll let you know if, and when, the company does make any comment. In the meantime, check out the video below. The tablet itself shows up at 0:55.

HP Make it Matter :60 commercial

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    RabidFace , July 30, 2012 10:18 AM
    While it might be their new slate device, what does this prove...nothing. It's obvious its' a tablet and with Windows 8 right around the corner, all the big companies will be releasing one.

    Also wanted to add, a real DJ would not be wearing Beats headphones :p  Yes I understand it's an HP commercial.
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    RabidFace , July 30, 2012 10:18 AM
    While it might be their new slate device, what does this prove...nothing. It's obvious its' a tablet and with Windows 8 right around the corner, all the big companies will be releasing one.

    Also wanted to add, a real DJ would not be wearing Beats headphones :p  Yes I understand it's an HP commercial.
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    memadmax , July 30, 2012 10:34 AM
    Jesus... someone sure is desperate to keep their job...

    Really?
    You get a brief glimpse of what is obviously a tablet, and now ur trying to make some sort of story out of it?
    Come on...
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    maqsabre , July 30, 2012 10:48 AM
    who cares
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    mayankleoboy1 , July 30, 2012 11:12 AM
    Quote:
    Is This HP's Windows 8 Slate?


    No.
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    GreaseMonkey_62 , July 30, 2012 11:47 AM
    For all we know HP is attempting to reboot webOS.
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    CaedenV , July 30, 2012 1:26 PM
    If that is the new HP win8 slate then just by looking at the back of it I can see why MS felt the need to make their own tablet...
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    belardo , July 30, 2012 1:29 PM
    Its an iPad 3 with an HP logo stuck to it.
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    back_by_demand , July 30, 2012 1:51 PM
    could be a laptop, you never see the bottom of the screen
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    eddieroolz , July 30, 2012 3:47 PM
    A purposeful leak to stir the internet community talking. They've accomplished that, it seems.
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    freggo , July 30, 2012 6:45 PM
    "tomshardware.com/news" ???
    Where is the NEWS ?
    No facts, just guesses. Waste of time.

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    Anonymous , July 30, 2012 8:00 PM
    @back_by_demand you can also see a glimpse of it earlier as well. Between the two shots and the way it's being held, it's clearly a tablet. And with HP being as cagey as they've been about Windows 8 tablets, it's good to get a bit of confirmation that they're doing one, and soon enough that they want to show it on a commercial (It's certainly not WebOS and unlikely to be android given their history).
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    jojesa , July 30, 2012 8:35 PM
    Come On! The could be even laptop on his lap, and we could only see it partially.
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    back_by_demand , July 30, 2012 11:25 PM
    skyledavis@back_by_demand you can also see a glimpse of it earlier as well. Between the two shots and the way it's being held, it's clearly a tablet. And with HP being as cagey as they've been about Windows 8 tablets, it's good to get a bit of confirmation that they're doing one, and soon enough that they want to show it on a commercial (It's certainly not WebOS and unlikely to be android given their history).

    Ah yes, watched the vid again, it has a rounded bottom corner for a brief moment, my bad
    ...
    Still, unless it kicks ass it may just fade into the background