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LIFESTYLE GADGETS HP Slate 500➔


The much-anticipated HP Slate 500 will jostle with the BlackBerry PlayBook (opposite), having also been designed specifically for business, enterprise and vertical customers. It runs Windows 7, and, so will support a wide range of business software, but it can obviously still be used for media consumption. It has an 8.9” capacitive touchscreen and comes with a digital pen and two cameras. Given that HP is the world’s top PC vendor it is likely to have some serious clout in the market. There’s no date set yet for UK release, but it has already launched in the US, priced at $799.


Advent Vega


The Advent Vega is a bargain option at around £250 and is jam-packed with features. It is bigger than the iPad, with a 10.1” display, making typing easy for the less-dainty fingered. Unlike the iPad it has a camera and can display Flash, meaning you’ll have no problems viewing any websites. Its internal memory isn’t anything to write home about at 512MB, and it comes with a 4GB SD memory card. A battery life of 6.5 hours is pretty good, but it has just one camera, making video-conferencing difficult. The main gripe is the lack of 3G, although supposedly this will be rectified in early 2011.


52 businesslife.co December 2010/January 2011





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