NEW YORK (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co.'s new tablet might look a little bit like Apple Inc.'s latest blockbuster gadget but it's no iPad killer.
HP, the world's largest computer maker, unveiled the Slate 500 on Thursday. It costs $79. Like the iPad,it has a gesture-sensitive touchscreen and no keyboard. But unlike the iPad, the device is aimed squarely at business users.
The Slate 500 runs Windows 7, the same Microsoft Corp. operating system found on modern PCs. It also has a webcam, memory card slot, ports to plug in headphones and a USB port for accessories such as a keyboards.
Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer first teased the Slate 500 at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. But at the time, it was unclear that it would be marketed to businesses.