A leaked render of what is called HP Slate 8 indicates that the company has a tablet powered by the upcoming Windows OS, Windows 8 in the works. From the rendering which highlights the tablet along with a few specifications and features, we can see that the x86 tablet will be even thinner than the new iPad at 9.2mm and will have a battery life of 8 to 10 hours with a 10.1-inch screen. The business oriented devices is allegedly not making use of ARM based architecture and for now, there is no date official or otherwise as to when the tablet will hit shelves. Although the slide picture above is not as sharp and precise as it could be the source behind the leak claims that it is a working specifications list and the illustration of the tablet is an early mockup.
If the render above is true, HP might have a winning formula on the hands in terms of possible competitors to the iPad and that is really saying something. However, this will only be possible if the price point which is as yet still unknown can be set competitively. With Windows 8 coming up soon, it is expected that many other tablet manufacturers will be joining in the fray with their version of what a Windows 8 tablet should be but if this turns out to be true, HP would be a frontrunner. As always, as long as nothing official has been announced about the HP Slate 8, do take this information with a pinch of salt.