HP Slate 8Windows 8 isn’t expected to drop until the end of 2012, but HP may already be preparing to shop around one tablet equipped with Microsoft’s upcoming OS. An internal slide — cleverly titled “The Right Business Touch” — acquired by Neowin — reveals what appears to be a device quite clearly aimed at the enterprise crowd, touting security features that include HP ProtectTools and support for HP’s Computrance.

In addition, the alleged HP Slate 8 will (unsurprisingly) integrate with Windows 8 Professional and come with both multi-touch and stylus support. Other information includes a 9.22mm frame (thinner than the iPad) and an 8-10 hour battery life.

HP CEO Meg Whitman previously said back in February that the company “has big plans to get back into the tablet market,” with Windows 8 being HP’s preferred OS. Whitman also said the device would run on an x86 chip and, wouldn’t you know it, that’s exactly what Neowin claims the device above will have.

While this is most likely just a render, if the information being reported turns out to be true then HP certainly does have big plans indeed.

[via Gizmodo, Neowin]