If this is a real image of a real mock-up of a real Hewlett-Packard Windows 8 tablet, business users might see an impressively thin, multitouch device with between 8 to 10 hours of battery life before the year is out.
It's no secret that HP is working on an Intel-based Windows 8 tablet. CEO Meg Whitman said as much earlier this year, noting that the device would be out before the end of 2012.
First off, it would be running Windows 8 Professional, one of the handful of newly announced Windows 8 SKUs detailed by Microsoft recently. That means it will include the Desktop, allowing it to run existing Windows apps. It also will include encryption, virtualization, PC management, and domain connectivity. The HP Slate 8 will be 10.1 inches, 9.2mm thin, and weigh .68 kg (1.5 pounds), according to the slide.
The battery life claims on the slide -- between 8 and 10 hours -- are in line with what Intel has promised will be available on Windows 8 tablets running the Clover Trail Atom processor later this year.
Other listed features include "enterprise-level docking" and both multitouch and stylus support. There are no hints on pricing.
What do you think? If this slide is real, is HP moving in the right direction with at least one of its Windows 8 offerings?