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HP Pro Slate 8 astounds with beautiful metal design (pictures)

The meant-for-enterprise tablet packs an aluminium finish and an ultrasound stylus that makes writing on the tablet really easy.

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HP Pro Slate 8

The HP Pro Slate 8 is a full HD Android tablet with hardware-enabled security, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series processor and an included HP Duet Pen.

It comes in 16GB and 32GB versions, with 2GB 800 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM.

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Metal design

The smooth metal casing is sturdy, but light, coming in at under a pound (0.77 lb, 350 g).

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Stereo speaker

The front-facing stereo speakers are positioned at the top and bottom of the screen, featuring DTS Sound+. There is also a standard 3.5 mm headphone and microphone combo jack along with 2 integrated audio microphones.

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Top speaker

This slide shows the speaker across the top of the HP Pro Slate 8.

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Expansion slots

The HP Pro Slate 8 leaves room to expand with one microSD slot, one nano SIM, and a ZIF connector with pogo pins. It supports microSD cards up to 32 GB.

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Micro USB

It also has one micro USB 2.0 slot.

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Volume and reset

On the side of the HP Pro Slate 8 you'll find the familiar volume rocker and reset button.

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Size comparison

Here you can see the Pro Slate 12 under the Pro Slate 8 to give you an idea of the size.

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Same design language

The Pro Slate 12 has a similar metal design.

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Camera lens

The Pro Slate 8 comes with a 2MP front-facing camera capable of FHD video recording and low light photos.

The rear facing camera (pictured) is capable of 8 MP FHD, auto-focus in low light, HDR in low light situations.

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