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HP Pro Slate tablets rewrite the mobile experience with Snapdragon digital pen technology

Jan 20, 2015

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HP has announced the release of their latest tablet devices, the HP Pro Slate 8 and HP Pro Slate 12.

Both 4G LTE-enabled devices are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors, and run on Android 4.4 KitKat with 2GB RAM. Each boasts the same advanced capabilities enabled by the Snapdragon 800, but the Pro Slate 12 has a 12.3-inch display with a resolution of 1600 x 1200, while the Pro Slate 8 has a 7.86-inch display at a resolution of 2048 x 1536. Both support 10-point multi touch.

HP Pro Slate 12 with HP Duet Pen

Only 8mm thick and well-designed to suit the needs of students and creative professionals alike, these are the first tablets to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon digital pen technology with the HP Duet Pen, an ultrasonic upgrade over the classic stylus. Exploiting the interaction between ultrasonic emitters and multiple speakers allows for a more exact positioning of the pen relative to the device. This means understanding pen inputs and a user’s natural handwriting with increased accuracy—even when using the HP Duet Pen to write on regular paper (which it does). In fact, users can write or draw on their regular notepads while simultaneously interacting with the digital version of their creations on the tablet’s screen practically in real-time (view demo).

HP Pro Slate 8 with HP Duet Pen

With 3D-positioning technology, users can zoom and vary scrolling speed based on the pen’s distance to the screen or modify the viewing angle based on the pen’s point of view. This capability is especially useful for exploring different angles and perspectives in 3D environments like architectural renderings.

The HP Pro Slate 8 (16GB or 32GB) and HP Pro Slate 12 (32GB) tablets (Wi-Fi variants) are available now through the HP U.S. web site, with 4G LTE models available in Europe. Visit the HP UK site (Pro Slate 8 and Pro Slate 12) for more information. 

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