HP official have already stated that the company plans to give tablets another try — and implied that the company’s next tablet would run Windows 8 rather than webOS or Android. Now the folks at Neowin have snagged a leaked presentation which appears to give a first look at HP’s upcoming Windows 8 tablet.
The HP Slate 8 tablet appears to be aimed at business and professional users, much like the HP Slate 500 Windows 7 tablet. It will ship with Windows 8 Pro software.
But the HP Slate 8 also looks a little more consumer-friendly than the company’s Windows 7 tablets thanks to Microsoft’s new touch-friendly Metro user interface. The upcoming tablet will have an x86 processor, but it will reportedly get 8 to 10 hours of battery life and be just 9.2mm (about 0.36 inches) thick, making it thinner than the latest iPad.
It’s a little heavier though, at about 1.5 pounds.
The tablet will feature a 10.1 inch display and support for finger or digital pen input — suggesting that an active digitizer will at least be an option.