HP Slate vid shows what the iPad is missing

HP has Youtubed a video of its forthcoming Slate device - the one Steve Ballmer brandished at CES this year in order to show Apple that the Vole is still scurrying about.

More details of the device have slipped out too. And, according to a slide that popped up at Engadget, the Slate will be powered by an Intel Atom Menlow Z530 processor clocked at 1.6GHz with an Intel UMA (Unified Memory Architecture) graphics module optimised for 1080p playback.

The display is a 8.9-inch 1024x600 pixel capacitive multitouch model with added support for a pen/poker. It will come with 1GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB of flash memory and sports both a front-facing VGA webcam - hady for Skype) and a three-megapixel back camera.

It will also have that wonder of wonders a USB (2.0) port, an SD card slot, SIM card slot, headphone and microphone jacks, and a dock connector, plus WiFi, Bluetooth and optional 3G.

Interestingly, HP is building a shell user interface to run on top of Windows 7. The short video gives a flavour of this in action.

According to Engadget's slide, the device will cost $549 the 32GB version, and £599 the 64GB.