Mystery HP tablet spotted again in official picture

Just last week we saw a mysterious HP tablet spotted in one of the company's commercials, with almost no information to go along with the leak. The logical conclusion was that the device was a new Windows 8 tablet, details of which had been leaked in a presentation slide back in April, and now the tablet has revealed itself yet again in an image found on HP's website. The slate seems to be a part of HP's "Make It Matter" campaign, and judging from the personnel using the tablet in this new image and the previous video, it's a business oriented device.

Again, there's no details of the tablet to go along with the image, but it's likely that it's the Slate 8 that was leaked back in April. That tablet is aimed at the business and enterprise market, running Windows 8 Professional along with several security features such as Computrace and HP's own ProtectTools. TPM embedded security would also be included.

The resolution of the 10.1-inch screen isn't known, nor are the exact specs, but the chassis of the tablet is said to be aluminium, with the black plastic strip running along the top of the tablet housing the antennas. The slate is 9.2mm thick and weighs 680g, while battery life is rated between 8 and 10 hours.

All the other details of the tablet will remain in the dark until HP decides to officially announce the tablet. It's safe to assume that HP will release more information come October time when Windows 8 makes its official debut, and several other companies are expected to launch their own Windows 8 tablet then as well. The Windows RT version of Microsoft's Surface has been tipped for an October 26th release too, so maybe wait just a bit longer before committing to any new tablet purchases.

[via Engadget]