If you were lucky enough to get in the first round of pre-orders for HP’s new Slate 500 device, you might have to wait another six weeks for it to arrive!
HP’s on again, off again development struggles with ushering out a Slate PC to the salivating market is mired in a shipping debacle once again. No ship dates were given, but GottaBeMobile is reporting that HP found a bug in the software that made the user have to give the device a full reboot in order to solve it. The Shipping delay is arbitrated to the remedy of this problem before the Quality Control team will release the product into full ship mode.
You might have missed out on what the HP Slate 500 is all about, amidst all of HP’s Slates that were shown off, but never fully developed.
It features a 8.9 inch color touchscreen with a resolution of 1024×600. To display its video and graphics it has a Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 500 Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator. It also features a Intel® AtomProcessor Z540 (1.86 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB) and has 2 GB of internal RAM.
Finally, has a USB Port, stereo speakers, microphone input, and a 3 MP webcam, you can interact with the device via a Stylus that comes with it. It runs a Windows 7 Operating System as well. If you are thinking of purchasing the device it will set you back around $799
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