HP may be taking a page out of Samsung’s book and getting ready to launch a large Android tablet. An unannounced device called the HP Slate 12 Pro showed up at the website for the GFXBench online benchmarking utility recently.

It appears to be an Android tablet with a 12.5 inch display.

hp slate 12 pro

The tablet reportedly features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, a 1600 x 1200 pixel display (with a 4:3 aspect ratio), 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. It has an 8MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing camera.

Not every device that shows up at the GFXBench website actually hits the streets. It’s possible someone at HP is testing an internal prototype that may not be ready for launch. It’s possible someone faked the name of their device and tricked the website into displaying inaccurate information. But GFXBench has been a decent source of leaked specs and device names over the past few years… and many of the items which show up in these listings do eventually end up launching as real products.

It also wouldn’t be shocking to see HP release a tablet with these specs. The company’s HP Slate 8 Pro also has a 1600 x 1200 pixel display, although that model has a smaller 8 inch screen and is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processors.

via Juggly.cn

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7 replies on “HP Slate 12 Pro Android tablet on the way?”

  1. For a long time I thought this would be something I thought would be just great…but it is more complicated than one might think… I have a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 with a Logitech Keyboard… and it falls down in a number of areas. I generally still prefer my Chromebook, especially for productivity/blogging. I wrote about it here:

    https://www.computingcompendium.com/2014/08/samsung-12-inch-android-tablet-vs.html

    The OEMs that want to make Android/Windows hybrids look less crazy to me now.

  2. “Targeted towards enterprise”
    Are a lot of enterprise customers shopping sub-consumer level rebrands nowadays?

  3. Well, it’ll probably be a lot cheaper than Samsung’s Note Pro, so it’ll probably be my next buy.

  4. 4:3 is crazy in any size but in a big tablet it makes even less sense, the screen would be some 25.4cm x 19cm, add the bezels and it gets quite odd.
    The low res a dn older SoC could allow them to dump it at 300$ so maybe that makes up for the weirdness.
    No idea why HP keeps looking for alternative solutions when they haven’t made a single nice tablet yet.

    1. HP’s Pro line is targetted mainly toward businesses and enterprises. In those settings, document viewing/editing is more important than watching videos. 4:3 is ideal. As far as making “sense,” iPad has always been 4:3, and it is still the best-selling tablet. I’ve yet to hear of many complaints of it not making sense.

  5. Is there much of a market for a 12″ tablet without a second (hi-res) digitizer though? A capacitive “fat crayola” stylus doesn’t really cut it whether for drawings or handwriting recognition.

    1. Handwriting hasn’t been popular for, oh, quite a while now. Neither is notetaking, especially on a 12″ tablet. This is best for viewing documents, which is a far more common use in a business env. Web browsing is also good.

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