DCC introduces HP’s multi-touch 3G Slate 2 Tablet PC for business

Distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC) has announced the availability of HP’s Slate 2 Tablet PC with expanded touch capabilities, enhanced multitasking performance, embedded security and an integrated 3G slot, providing added flexibility specifically tailored to mobile business users.

Says Deon Botha, HP Personal Systems Group and Magnetic Media Business Unit Manager at DCC, “What differentiates HP’s Slate from the rest is its business functionality. Most Tablet PCs are geared for consumer entertainment whereas HP’s harnesses the power of business functionality in addition to delivering the entertainment component.”

The HP Slate 2 Tablet PC provides instant deployment for business and vertical markets such as education, healthcare, government and retail, where jobs frequently take users away from a traditional desk. With a full-featured Microsoft Windows environment, the 0.69kg HP Slate 2 Tablet PC provides professionals with the flexibility to create, edit and review content on one highly mobile and lightweight device. This is a familiar platform that user are already accustomed to using.

Adds Botha, “HP is dedicated to the tablet PC category and continues to listen to customers and improve the product in ways that best address their business needs. The HP Slate includes the right mix of rich features, support for custom-built applications, and the security and connectivity needed for today’s highly mobile and rigorous day-to-day professional environment.”

The HP Slate 2 Tablet PC features an 8.9-inch diagonal capacitive multi-touch display for touch and pen input plus includes a new Swype keyboard. The Swype applet enhances the touch experience with comfortable and efficient data entry via one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard.

The HP Slate 2 Tablet PC comes with an Intel Atom Z670 processor with mSATA SSM (solid state memory) technology to deliver faster boot times, improved battery life of up to six hours and increased performance for business customers.

Additional hardware and software enhancements to the HP Slate 2 Tablet PC’s security and experience include:

• A TPM Embedded Security Chip protects data – from email to information on the hard drive.

• Embedded Security for HP ProtectTools provides user control and management of the TPM chip to increase secure user authentication, improved personal secure drive integrity, secure email and support protected digital certificate applications.

• BIOS support for Computrace Pro helps protect against data theft by allowing customers to remotely delete data at the file, directory or operating system level and keep confidential information more secure.

• Through a single user interface, HP Connection Manager offers easy control over wireless connections, including Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth and optional integrated 3G Mobile Broadband for convenient internet and intranet access from more places around the world.

For remote workers, a front-facing VGA webcam enables videoconferencing, and a 3-megapixel camera on the back allows for still image and video capture. SRS Premium Sound provides optimised audio settings for voice and multimedia applications and an SD card slot allows for expanded storage and sharing capabilities. The HP Slate Dock provides device connection via two USB 2.0 ports and an HDMI port.

The HP Slate 2 Tablet PC comes with optional additional accessories and business solutions including the HP Retail Mobile Point of Sale (POS) Case, which features an integrated magnetic stripe reader and barcode scanner for retailers. The case attaches to the HP Slate 2 and creates a secure portable POS solution that personalises transactions, boosts productivity and sales, and integrates into existing application and hardware infrastructure. In addition, the HP Slate 2 helps retailers combine online and enterprise access to applications and services including task management workflows, inventory data and custom orders.

The optional HP Slate Bluetooth Keyboard and Case accessory is a new sleek, stylish executive-class carrying solution that bundles the HP Slate 2, a rechargeable Bluetooth keyboard, HP Slate Digital Pen, and ID, business, or credit cards inside a single case. These accessories are designed to optimise and tailor the HP Slate 2 Tablet PC for your unique business needs.

The 3G HP Slate 2 Tablet PC featuring 2GB of ram and 64GB of disk space is available to order from DCC at a recommended retail price of R 11,639.00 including VAT.

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DCC introduces HP’s multi-touch 3G Slate 2 Tablet PC for business