HP culls the Slate
HP Slate has been called off due to unfriendliness of Windows 7 in tablets and Intel hardware being high power consumer.
The trade analysts who considered Slate to be a performance device posed to knock down Apple iPad has been withdrawn hurting all those who were eagerly waiting for this tablet.
As the facts state, HP Slate ran Windows 7 Starter edition with multi-touch. However, HP begs to differ and believes that Windows 7 is not a good operating system for tablet devices.
However in near future if HP goes ahead with bringing the Slate tablet to reality it is sure to adopt Palm's WebOS and dump Windows 7.
The next in queue is Intel hardware- Intel Atom Menlow Z530 CPU is believed to consume 0.75-1.1V power which has been discarded and for the future edition HP might use the recent Intel Atom processor for embedded devices or wait for 32nm based Atom chips due in 2011.
This might come in handy for all those who were considering Windows 7 as the primary OS would be having second thoughts on the same.