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Windows 8-based HP Slate 8 iPad Tablet Rival To Have Keyboard Dock?

An anonymous source within HP has leaked a slide that sheds some light on the company's plans for Windows 8 which is set to launch later this year.

More specifically, a document has emerged that shows a tablet called the Slate 8 which HP's documentation says has "the right business touch".

It sports a 10.1-inch display, Windows 8 Professional OS, up to 10 hours battery life, 9.2mm thickness and weighs 680g. These specifications mean that (a) the tablet is unlikely to use ARM as it is geared towards the professional market (b) it is likely that the tablet is using either a low voltage Ivy Bridge chip (which should be launched in June) or a low power Atom processor or one unnamed AMD part.

It will also come with HP ProtectTools software, offer TPM embedded security as well as support for Computrace. Other features include multi-touch or digital pen input plus an "enterprise-level" docking.

Now the fact that there's an EliteBook picture near to the tablet leaves us to believe that HP might - like for the Asus Transformer Eee Prime - think about a keyboard docking station that could convert the tablet into a usable ultraportable laptop.

Source : Neowin

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