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03-10-2010, 10:33 AM #21
03-10-2010, 10:38 AM #22
03-10-2010, 10:39 AM #23
Well that depends on what you want to do with it...instead of accepting what THEY want you to do with it. That is the difference.
03-10-2010, 10:44 AM #24
No one has answered the question yet Lets just say for arguments sake.. the iPad came with OSX... what would you want to do with it that you couldn't otherwise. Before you answer be aware you are restricted to a 1 Ghz processor and most likely 512MB RAM so this eliminates all CPU/GPU intensive programs right off the bat!
03-10-2010, 11:02 AM #25
I am most certainly interested in the hp slate, battery life I will most likely lose out on but the other benefits USB flash windows more user friendly apple may think it's secure posturing is a advantage but in the long run it may bite them in the ***
03-10-2010, 11:02 AM #26
I don't expect to be able to do EVERYTHING a full blown computer can do. But I do expect to be able to do what I want to do within reason. Apple does not place reasonable restrictions on their devices. Apple expects you to do what they want you to do.
This question has been answered repeatedly in several threads on this forum and elsewhere, you just won't accept the answer.
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03-10-2010, 11:09 AM #27
03-10-2010, 11:17 AM #28
I'm being conservative when I say the iPad will outsell this tablet 1 bajillion to one. Apple may not offer everything, but what they do they do very well.
03-10-2010, 11:20 AM #29
03-10-2010, 11:23 AM #30
you cant watch hulu on an ipad or netflix, so thats not cool. id go for the pad with osx just cuz its so prettyHey! A Restore Never Hurts It's True!
03-10-2010, 11:26 AM #31
03-10-2010, 11:38 AM #32
03-10-2010, 11:58 AM #33
The device itself doesn't have the power to sufficiently run "standard" applications that people use every day on laptops and netbooks.
If you compare apples:apples and expect the HP slate to come in at the same price as an iPad, the end user experience can be much wider with an OS which can allow you to develop and innovate with applications instead of playing within a defined sandbox.
This being said, if you compare an apples:apples on price, you will likely see hardware in the HP that is much more capable in comparison to the iPad. This will allow applications to be run in the Win7 environment that literally could never see the light of day on the iPad. An Intel Atom processor with the Broadcom Crystal HD adapter will allow much better graphically intensive applications to run over the iPad.
While this will provide a wider array of applications on the HP/Win7 device, it will come at a hit to the battery life.
At this point, the following questions need to be asked.
- Are you trying to replace an existing device?
- What type of processing power do you need?
- How important is battery life?
- How will this device integrate into your current needs/wants?
- What type of applications are important to you?
This is just a short list, and pretty much identifies the device a user could/would prefer.
The initial question on your part actually does answer itself though. If the device actually had an OSX variant on it, people would use it for more media oriented tasks and be able to enjoy a more open environment to load applications they prefer.
(Please forgive the lack of links, I'm a bit time constrained but wanted to reply)
03-10-2010, 12:02 PM #34
I just hate the fact that instead of coming out with a device and getting everything right the first time you have to wait for the 2nd and 3rd and sometimes 4th(iphone 4g) before you get all the benefits. its like Apple not dumb they know what consumers want but drag it out for FINANCIAL BENEFIT!!
Like didn't know people would want flash, a camera, a real OS and so on, on this iPad.... If they were smart enough to create it im sure they were brainstormed what a consumer really wants its all about the MONEY in the end!!King Los aka Los Ninyo
03-10-2010, 12:08 PM #35
Dude the iPad can go to hell and lmb's, it's just another scheme for Apple to milk the rest of our pockets. The iPad is just another iPod touch Super sized. I'd rather get an tablet that has either a windows OS or OS X not a modded iPhone/iPod OS, thats just ridiculous and shameful on behalf of Apple. If most of you may have or haven't noticed, watch the keynote that anounced the iPads arrival, the whole crowd is like a opera, no one seemed to cheer or clap happily. Go back to when the first iPhone or 3g/s came out and the people went insane over this product. I'm sure all u super psycho apple fans will buy this just to keep your reputation, but cmon be real this is a waste of time and money, unless you don't own an iPhone or iPod touch then maybe the iPad would be a option. I mean even Steve Jobs didn't seem very enthusiastic about announcing the iPad.damn drug dealers, and there jailbroken iPhones... ____ Hit the thanks if you think i suck
03-10-2010, 12:10 PM #36
Lets see... I could run a wireless network stumbler, I could purchase MP3's through Amazon's web site (and immediately listen to them), I could watch Hulu, etc etc etc
Just go to the front page of this web site, look for any article about an app getting banned from the app store, and insert it here.
03-10-2010, 12:14 PM #37
Well, I would like to run Photoshop, Excel, DJ Trakktor Studio, just to name a few of the MANY programs that will not ever happen on the iPad. But like I said, the Slate and the iPad are really not comparible. You have a death-grip strangle hold on the OS by Apple which is never going away. Not that I blame them. Their OS is solid and that is how they keep it that way. If you can live with limitations then the iPad is for you. If you prefer freedom of choice then you would be a fool to buy it.
03-10-2010, 12:25 PM #38
03-10-2010, 12:28 PM #39Has anyone watched the video for the "HP Slate Device" (as it is so aptly named)??? It has lags and delays like nothing else. Plus, it only has a 3.5 hour battery life as stated by HP and runs an OS that isn't designed to be run by touch only (Windows 7 is a desktop OS tweaked to run on a touch device; the iPhone OS is built for touch from the ground up).
I have watched the demo video of the 'new' HP iSlate (how original HP!! even sounds like an Apple esque name!) and it is no more revolutionary that the Lenovo tablet is currently use.
I use my Lenovo with Win7 touch and it is , well, Windows 7 , with , guess what... A touch driver bunged on the top, The useless on screen keyboard, how many times am i prodding the screen to press something that doesnt want to be pressed!
HP fully understands touch interfaces. They have had years of touch screen computers as well. It should implement well and definitely has a huge advantage over the limited ipad, but then again you are comparing two totally different products. The ipad is not intended to be a product like the slate. The ipad will sell amongst ipod/iPhone/mac users, the slate will sell well amongst windows users.
We will just have to wait and see hoe much of an issue the lack of flash will be, but have to ever TRUTHFULLY tried to run a heavy Flash site on a mobile device??? I have, and it sucks!
Manufacturers releasing Tablets running windows need to remember ONE thing, Windows is NOT designed from the bottom up to be used solely via touch
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03-10-2010, 12:35 PM #40
Please. Like the iPhone was so great on it's release? It was far from a finished product. After a few generations of the ipad we will come back here and have the same discussions about its limitations. After a few generations of the slate we will come back here and talk about how nice it has turned out to be.