iPad vs HP Slate
This is a discussion on iPad vs HP Slate within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; In Windows 7, touch is still an afterthought, meant to be nothing more than a cool gadget. That's what is great about the iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad, ...
In Windows 7, touch is still an afterthought, meant to be nothing more than a cool gadget. That's what is great about the iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad, the interface is designed to work with touch and touch only, so it's been optimized, and it's excellent!
02-18-2010 03:36 AM
The big point
@Superbike, you touch the right point, and all Apple competitor cannot do this as they don't do hardware ...
Originally Posted by Superbike81
I think it will come down to actual performance, how well the hardware and software mesh and street price.
I do wish the iPad had multitasking, I like to listen to iTunes while reading.
Why do you believe you won't be able to listen to iTunes while reading? You can do it on the iPhone and iPod Touch... Lack of multitasking on the iPad is a myth, pure and simple. It's "well regulated" but that does not mean it doesn't exist.
Originally Posted by MacDude
And what makes you think that the Music function of the iPad will not run in the background? The Music/iPod app of the iPod will run at the same time as just about any app. It can even be unpaused using the headphone control if another program stops it to play a video at its launch, and doesn't allow acess to quick double click media pop-up controls. I don't see why the iBook app would suspend the Music/iPod app in the first place.
It seems people are getting way to hung up on this "can't multitask" fallacy that has is being spread by overblowing haters who don't know the OS. Even if Apple doesn't open up 3rd Party mulitasking by the time the iPad launches I'll hog-tied if they don't have a greater degree of multitasking with thier 1st party programs, espcially with the media functions.
Last edited by Dorje; 02-22-2010 at 02:44 PM.
Reason: Takes me to long to post :p
Its a giant touch. It's nothing new, the HP doesn't look so hot either. I think the Ipad and slate are both going to be busts. It's just too much of a niche market. You can get laptops of the same size or close for that price. What apple should of done is taken a mackbook air and made the screen rotate around. Effectively making it a tablet/laptop. Now for those that are saying this would cost more, then those could get an ipod touch and deal with it because thats all the ipad is.
Glad to hear it !
Originally Posted by Dorje
You would think that Apple would stress this more. Anyway I can't wait to get one and see just what it will do and what it wont.
I still think the iPad will out perform it and will just work like it's supposed to. That's why I only work on Mac's now. They are work horses, do what you want and last for a long time with minimum to no virus issues or slowdowns
There is a great deal about Apple's products that I wish Apple would stress more. Especially when adverting the MacOSX of the Macs against 'generic' PC running Windows. There are many extra intermediate level features that Apple never brings up in its advertising. How drag & drop works in the Open/Save windows, or the ability to add Folders/Apps/Documents to the Dock, Finder-Side Bar, and to the top menu bar of the finder Window. And yet its mostly pointless bashing.
Originally Posted by MacDude
HP Slate comes with USB Port. On the other hand, iPad has no expandable storage or USB port.HP Slate is one step forward than iPad. HP Slate has broaden the scope of reading eBook via Amazon Kindle app or in any format, supported by Windows 7. Whereas with iPad, user can only read iBooks via Kindle app for iPhone.
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