We’ve been itching to get details on possible Windows 8-based slates ever since Microsoft said that they’re preparing to rejoin the tablet wars, but news on that front has been rare so far. This screen from an HP presentation finally broke the silence, showing plans – and a nicely detailed render – for a tablet called the Slate 8.
It’s just a presentation for plans and the image is just a render, so there’s no guarantee that it’s going to be final, but here’s a rough look at what HP and Microsoft has in store for us before 2012: the Slate 8 will rock a 10.1-inch in a frame that’s said to be thinner than the iPad at 0.36 inches. The processor and platform wasn’t detailed, but since it’s going to run on Windows 8 Professional with support for “enterprise-level docking”, it’s going to rock an x86 architecture, likely a mobile chip by Intel or AMD.
Other notable details include an 8-10 battery life, a touchscreen with support for multi-touch and digital pen input, and an aluminum frame that weighs only 0.68 Kg.