We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

HP plans x86 Windows 8 tablet, Slate 8

W8 tablet aimed at business

HP is planning a Windows 8 tablet thinner than Apple’s iPad, with a 10.1-inch screen and boasting 8-10 hours of battery life.

So says tech news and rumour site Neowin.

The site is excited about a rendering of the HP Windows 8 tablet currently going by the name HP Slate 8.

The x86 device is apparently targeted at the business user and won’t employ an ARM-based architecture.

Neowin admits that the slide shown is “a bit rough around the edges” but emphasises that its source is adamant that it is a working spec list and early mockup for the tablet.

HP was badly burned by the failure of its WebOS-based TouchPad tablet that it had marked out as an iPad killer but lasted a mere 49 days before being discontinued by the PC giant.

The company is expected to return to the WebOS platform next year, but looks like going with the safer Windows 8 as a tablet operating system at least for this year.

Windows 8 tablet HP Slate 8 specs

IDG UK Sites

Motorola Moto G vs Nokia Lumia 530 comparison: What's the best budget smartphone

IDG UK Sites

Everything you need to know about Apple's iPhone Camera in iOS 8

IDG UK Sites

Why you shouldn't trust password managers

IDG UK Sites

How to make an 'Apple iWatch' using an iPod nano and a 3D printer