Windows 8-based HP tablet shown in new TV ad?

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

Via: Engadget
Source: YouTube

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They just had a huge layoff..27000 I think and the ad says they believe in the power of people? what BS. I have stopped using HP products.

The Folio laptop in the video is also an unreleased product. The current folio has a black border inside the bezel. The one in the video doesn't, the screen goes right to the edge of the frame. Could be the Folio15, and looks pretty nice.

1) Full x86/x64 PC
2) iPad Battery Life
3) iPad Size/Weight
4) Digitizer class touch/input - real Stylus w/pressure for drawing/writing
5) ...and yes it can run Crysis

thenetavenger said,
1) Full x86/x64 PC
2) iPad Battery Life
3) iPad Size/Weight
4) Digitizer class touch/input - real Stylus w/pressure for drawing/writing
5) ...and yes it can run Crysis

The cost for that will be eye watering....

thealexweb said,

The cost for that will be eye watering....

Cost isn't a strict function of performance. The iPad cost more than most PCs but is far slower.

dagamer34 said,

Cost isn't a strict function of performance. The iPad cost more than most PCs but is far slower.

That's sort of because Apple has a healthly margin on iPad sales, PC OEMs have tiny margins.

thenetavenger said,
1) Full x86/x64 PC
2) iPad Battery Life
3) iPad Size/Weight
4) Digitizer class touch/input - real Stylus w/pressure for drawing/writing
5) ...and yes it can run Crysis

Your missing
mini HD Video output (maybe HDMI),
Micro SDHC slot (maybe SDXC?),
USB Port (maybe USB 3.0?)

The article said,
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.

It should probably be noted that this ad was shown during the opening ceremony for the Olympics (at least in the United States).