New Video on the HP Slate Demoed at CES 2010

At CES 2010, Steve Ballmer was showing off a variety of computers, including an HP Slate device. All that was said at the time was it would be available in 2010, and that it was an actual product. Read on for more information on the video.

The following video was created by HP and is an interview between Greta Schlender, an HP Spokesperson, and Phil McKinney, CTO of HP’s Personal Systems Group. In the video, Phil explains that the tablet was developed and shelved over two years ago due to it not being viable yet in the market. However, due to a “perfect storm” (in Phil’s terms) of hardware and software available now, this device can be produced for mass market appeal.

No more details on availability, other than “in 2010”, but they say to stay tuned for more details. For those who are interested in Tablet PCs, or a non-Apple tablet, this is a very interesting piece of hardware.

HP Live Newscast (via @steverubel)

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12 replies

  1. Why does microsoft still think that just adding touch support to a mouse-driven OS is a good idea?

    These tablets are useless outside of the fantastic drawing apps like ArtRage and Sketchbook Pro.

    Navigating the OS, trying to hit tiny menus and close buttons is ridiculous.

    On the other hand, the Courier stuff looks fantastic. Let’s hear more info on that. Enough with these windows 7 “tablets”

  2. @aaronfg We’ll definitely post more about Courier when we find out news. Definitely interested in what new user experience it can bring. Thanks!


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