We have received word from HP that the Slate 7 will indeed be released locally. We’re looking at a price a AUD$199, a slight increase over the USD$169 cost. Let’s see what retailers do with that price once it hits their shelves. It will come with a steel internal frame for rigidity in a choice of grey or red on the rear of the device and have identical specs and features to those we mentioned earlier.
It’s encouraging to see HP starting to show interest in Google’s services. This is the second time they have dipped their toes in the water since releasing the HP Chromebook overseas – no word on Australian availability for that one. You can however grab a Slate 7 sometime in April 2013 which isn’t too long to wait.
Let us know in the comments, are you keen for the HP Slate 7?