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Will the slate have Windows 7 or WebOS?
I dunno; but an Intel Atom is far inferior to the iPad chipset.
I When you put a button that is equivalent to the "Ctrl-Alt-Del" on a newly released platform; that's not a good sign of platform stability either...
Ctrl-Alt-Del is a necessary keystroke sequence in Windows having nothing to do with stability. If your device is on a network requiring log in capabilities, the prompt is reached by pressing those three keys. Similarly, if you wish to lock the device, you need those three keys. I imagine the Slate is being marketed as a business tool meaning the expectation is that they will be used in company networks. If they are running full blown Windows, having those keys is a must.
$499 is a good price for USB, SD etc. For any iPad it is rather excessive.Yes I do have to agree. 799 is too much. 499 is a sweet point for apple.
I dunno; but an Intel Atom is far inferior to the iPad chipset. When you put a button that is equivalent to the "Ctrl-Alt-Del" on a newly released platform; that's not a good sign of platform stability either...
I think it's going to see some popularity among the die-hard PC users; but with no App market momentum it's hard to say if it will ever compete with the iPad. I just wish Apple would wise up and get flash running on the iPad so they don't get hammered by the competition marketing against that weakness.
It's one of HP Slate's biggest pre-launch selling points... There's a 10 minute video on YouTube by Adobe that demos flash on the Slate to rub it in Apple's face and hurt pre-Slate iPad sales (to get prospective buyers to wait for the Slate to be released).Flash on iPad is not going to happen so let's not go there
Yes that was the point I was trying to make (forgot to put in the OS comparison); see my follow-up post to DaveSt.We are going to see lots of this type of tablet with win 7 running and yes they will sell to some markets but as some else commented win 7 has lots of overheads so it remains to be seen how they perform with a touch interface.
That's exactly why Apple IMO has a leg up. But remember; Apple's Achilles heel in the PC market was an unwillingness to make their OS "open source" that could be utilized on cheaper PC machines. I see something similar happening with the App Store environment and restrictions on available content via App Store and Flash websites. I don't think the Slate is going to hurt the iPad market much; but what about the Google tablet that's coming out and the Android based tablets that are less than half the price of an iPad? If those take off and become more 'capable' the iPad -could- be pushed aside.The issue of ram and storage is really a non event when one has 2 totally different operating systems. What i mean by that if you run win 7 and or Mac OS one needs storage and ram
iOS does not need that sort of storage or ram to function