HP today announced the successor to HP Slate device called HP Slate 2. HP Slate 2 similar to its predecessor with few changes. It will cost from $699. The Slate 2 Tablet PC has a 1024 x 600-resolution, 8.9-inch N-Trig panel, an included stylus, and runs Windows 7. HP has refreshed it with a new Intel Atom Oak Trail Z670 processor, a faster 64GB mSATA drive, and a Swype keyboard. Other changes include an always-exciting TPM chip for security, a new Bluetooth keyboard dock, and a flat black cover, rather than the grey textured one on the original. Product description from The Verge. Press Release: HP Introduces Multitouch Slate Tablet PC for Business PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 3, 2011 – HP today announced the HP Slate 2 Tablet PC with expanded touch capabilities, enhanced multitasking performance and embedded security, providing added flexibility to mobile business users. The company also announced ...

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Microsoft’s real answer to the iPad category is expected to be launched next year. But, Microsoft is not ready to give up this year. They have made few cool commercials which features Asus Windows 7 based slate PC. Microsoft is pitching its own view that Windows 7 based tablet still makes sense against all its competitors such as iPad or Xoom. Microsoft has also launched a site windows.com/slate which has more details on Slate based PC’s. It has an interesting comparison on how Asus Slate is PC and Not a PC. It’s Very PC You can expect the power and compatibility of a full-powered PC because the Eee Slate features an Intel Core i5 processor, Windows 7, and up to 4 GB of RAM. See what else is Very PC about this PC at windows.com/slate. It’s Not Very PC Once you take the Eee Slate off its stand, you can ...

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