In April, we were the first to post up a render of the Slate 8, a possible future Windows 8-based tablet from HP. While HP didn't confirm or deny the existence of the Slate 8 at the time, it may have shown the device at the back end of a new TV ad.
The 61 second ad, posted on YouTube, shows the back of what looks like an HP tablet at the 56 second mark. So far, HP has yet to comment about what the product in the brief appearance is supposed to be. The ad also shows a number of HP notebook and desktop PCs.
The TV ad itself is a bit unusual for HP as well. It's not really promoting a particular product but rather how HP technology products are a part of everyday life in all sorts of situations.
In any case, this could be the first tiny glimpse of a Windows 8-based product in a TV commercial. HP has already admitted that it is working on Windows 8-based tablets, but they are targeting the business market rather than the ordinary consumer. You can bet that we will see more Windows 8-based products promoted more overtly in the very near future