HP Slate 500 Tablet PC Has Officially Arrived

Well apparently all the talk of those tablets dying was premature, in fact today HP announced the HP Slate 500, a Windows 7 toting tablet with an 8.9-inch WSVGA display that offers a hybrid capacitive multitouch option for finger control or use of HP’s Digital Pen.

The unit runs on a 1.86GHz Z540 processor and comes with a 64GB Solid State Drive and a GMA 500 GPU with the Broadcom Crystal HD enhanced video accelerator chip. In terms of connections users will enjoy a USB 2.0 port, SD card reader, audio in/out jack and WiFi b/g/n connectivity.

The units bundled cradle also brings with it two more USB 2.0 ports, another audio in/out jack and an HDMI port. For camera lovers you’ll find two of them, a VGA camera on the front for video calling and a 3-megapixel camera on the back. In terms of dimensions the unit comes in at 5.91 x 9.21 x 0.58 inches and weighs 1.5lb while offering a 2-cell 20WHr battery.

While there is still no release date, the HP Slate 500 will cost $799 and comes with the additional dock and portfolio case.