HP this week began offering a pair of new Android-powered tablets which aim to help business users and students. Both the Pro Slate 8 and Pro Slate 12 run Android 4.4 KitKat and feature a number of similar hardware components.
Under the hood, the duo pack 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processors, 2GB RAM, and an 8-megapixel rear camera/2-megapixel front-facing camera combo. Additionally, the pair offer microSD expansion, nano SIM support, and ZIF connector with pogo pins. One of the main draws, however, comes in the Duet Pen which allows for writing detection whether on the display or off. Based on Qualcomm’s UltraSound pen tech, it also utilizes five on-board microphones.
The Pro Slate 8 comes with 16GB or 32GB internal storage options while the Pro Slate 12 is only available with 32GB. As you may likely surmise, the Pro Slate 8 comes with an 8-inch (7.9″) display while the Pro Slate 12 packs a 12.3-inch screen. Resolution is listed at inches at 2,048 x 1,536 and 1,600 x 1,200 resolution, respectively.
The Pro Slate 8 carries a $449 price tag while the Pro Slate 12 runs $569.