HP Slate 8 Windows tablet outed

Published Apr 30 2012, 18:41 BST  |  By

Windows 8
A Windows 8-powered tablet from Hewlett-Packard has been leaked online ahead of its release.

The HP Slate 8, which will be marketed at the business sector, could be the first portable device to run the next generation Microsoft operating system.

HP's upcoming tablet is expected to offer between eight and ten hours of battery life, and feature encryption, virtualisation, PC management and domain connectivity, ZDNet reports.

The HP Slate 8 will measure in at 10.1 inches, with a width of 9.2mm, and a weight of .68 kg (1.5 pounds). It is being touted as the successor to the HP Slate 2 Windows business slate, released late last year.

Additional features listed include "enterprise-level docking" and both multi-touch and stylus support. The tablet will run the Windows 8 Professional version of the OS, which Microsoft detailed earlier this month.

Hewlett-Packard is rumoured to be targeting a late 2012 launch for the HP Slate 8.

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Watch an introductory video to Windows 8 below: