HP Slate 500 Tech Specs
For a tablet PC, the HP Slate 500 boasts some pretty decent technical specifications for such a small package. Here's what all comes with the unit, which currently is not customizable in any way:
Intel™ Atom Z540 Processor (1.86 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB) with 2GB DDR2 667MHz on board memory - This is a decent enough processor for doing videos and other applications, and the 2 GB of RAM is very nice.
8.9-inch diagonal WSVGA HP Touchscreen (1024 x 600 or 1024 x 768 for some applications) - By comparison, the Apple iPad has a 9.7 inch screen, so it is slightly larger. Both are touchscreen, and this HP includes a stylus or you can use your fingers.
Windows® 7 Professional 32 bit on a 64 GB Solid State Module (SSM) for fast loading - In addition to the solid state storage, it features a USB port for connecting a flash drive, external hard drive, or optical drive for more storage options. The iPad does not have a USB port or SD card port built in. HP scores major points for having those options.
VGA webcam (inward facing), 3 megapixel camera (outward facing) - Front and back cameras for taking photos or doing web conferencing. This is something the iPad does not have, at least not yet.
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN and HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth® Wireless Technology - The wireless connectivity allows you to connect to wireless networks and the Bluetooth is great for devices like keyboards and other Bluetooth-enabled hardware.
For a full detailed description of all the options, view the HP Slate 500 datasheet (.pdf) at HP.com.