HP Slate 500 tablet is now official and running Windows 7. The tablet will feature an 8.9-inch (1024×600) display, a 1.86GHz Atom Z540 CPU, 2GB of RAM, a 64 GB SSD, a Broadcom Crystal HD chip for playing 1080p video, a front-facing camera for video conferencing, a rear-facing camera (3-megapixels), and one USB port. The external dock that comes bundled with the tablet packs two more USB ports and HDMI out $800 by the end of this year.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that Windows 7 Slate tablets and smart phones will be out in the next few months. Ballmer made the announcement during his keynote speech at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C.
The tablets will be built by Dell, Samsung, and Toshiba.