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10-22-2010, 12:54 PM #21
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10-22-2010, 12:54 PM #22
10-22-2010, 12:55 PM #23
not so much of a iPad killer IMO. And for the price I'd lean towards the "netbook killer". The MB Air is awsome and while it's not a tablet it is along the same lines as the hp product. As for anything HP. I'll hold off on the critical bashing for now until this is released. However my last two touch screen laptops from them were mega slow and crappy!!!! The specs on this are almost identical minus the keyboard and body. Win 7 on this could pose a huge speed issue. As for the batt life. For now I say the 5hrs is more than likely in some sort of standby mode.
But.... We shall see. In the mean time I'm off to pickup my new Air :-)
10-22-2010, 01:01 PM #24
10-22-2010, 01:03 PM #25
Anyone who knows anything, should know you can log into your work desktop using citrix reciever (if your company uses citrix, as most large organizations do). My company appsense which deals with user virtualization have been doing a number of deals with hospitals who are using ipads with citrix reciever to access windows desktops and applications, and running just like it was a laptop
10-22-2010, 01:04 PM #26
For once apple hardware is a better value for the price
10-22-2010, 01:05 PM #27
I don't want this at all for the record, but if I was going to get a useless tablet I'd choose this over the ipad any day.
10-22-2010, 01:05 PM #28
10-22-2010, 01:16 PM #29
hmmm, a great ipad killer, except for the 5 hours of battery life, and if the touch screen is good, and it runs with no lag, its a def ipad killer
10-22-2010, 01:58 PM #30
iPad to Face Challenge from ipad2G. not from this tablet or any tablet for a longtime to come hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahah.
10-22-2010, 02:23 PM #31
wheres the specs
10-22-2010, 02:28 PM #32
Ok that big response that said "FAIL" alot......yea that one, has a point.
my good side:
the specs on this thing are impressive ive gotta say but if it doesnt lag like the "archos" and W7 runs smoothly(couldn't even say it with a straight face) than it could be a potential ipad killer.
My bad side:
But since that battery life sucks it all sucks hp is going down and down all the way and I hate W7 so yea!!!!!!
The only ipad killer for right now is the IPAD 2G!!!!!!!!!!!
See detailed specs
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Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 32
Intel® Atom™ Processor Z540 (1.86 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB)
Intel® System Controller Hub (SCH) US15W
Dimensions and weight
Starting at 1.5 lb (Starting at 0.68 kg)
Dimensions (w x d x h)
9.21 x 0.58 x 5.91 in (23.40 x 1.47 x 15.00 cm)
2 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
(Memory is on the board and not customer accessible or upgradeable; memory operates at the maximum system supported speed of 533 MHz.)
Solid State Flash Module
Up to: 64 GB
External USB 2.0 CD/DVD R/RW (select models)
8.9" diagonal WSVGA wide-viewing angle touchscreen
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 500
Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator
1 USB 2.0
1 combo stereo headphone/mic jack
1 integrated microphone
1 power connector/HP Slate Cradle connector
1 Secure Digital
High Definition audio; Integrated stereo speakers; Integrated microphone; Combo stereo headphone/mic jack
Integrated 3 MP camera; Integrated VGA webcam
HP Slate Digital Pen
Integrated 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 3.0 + HS combo
Power and operating requirements
ENERGY STAR® qualified configurations available
30W AC adapter
2-cell (30 WHr) polymer
up to 5+ hours
yea not so shabby. except the battery life it couldnt suck more but even if it did it wouldnt have anything to suck on!
HP Slate 500 Tablet PC specifications - HP Small & Medium Business products
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10-22-2010, 02:29 PM #33
10-22-2010, 02:51 PM #34
hmm..2gb ram..wow, battery life is terrible though
10-22-2010, 02:58 PM #35
yea its all about the OS....bad OS bad Product
10-22-2010, 03:09 PM #36
It looks nice but I'm not sure about that Atom processor though.
The digitizer they are using brings the price up also.
I wanted the Slate when I first heard about it but after thinking about it, not sure I'd need a desktop OS for what I want to do with a tablet. As long as it has a RDP client, 5250 client I can access work when I need to while away traveling. I don't do spreadsheets or programming when I travel for work, which is mostly for training or symposiums, so as long as I can connect back remotely,surf a little web & watch a movie on the plane I'm fine.The iPad will do this. I guess it depends on your business and how your IT handles security for mobile users.
The Slate is geared towards business at least that's how HP is pushing it now, so I think it's more of a PlayBook rival(PB geared towards business and also ties back to a BES for security) than iPad. You can hook up a keyboard to it and it does has a nice looking dock but if I'm going to carry all that I'd be better off with my laptop. The HDMI out on the dock would be nice for TV but for presentations I'm not sure how many people have hdmi ports on their projectors unless you plan on carrying your own to do presentations. Another downside will be running anti virus software and potential malware. Also for $800 I'd buy a laptop. I wouldn't buy an iPad for $800 either.
So to end this. I think the iPad and Slate are geared towards different people.
I see the iPad as more of a home consumer device even more so with an entry point of $500 and the Slate geared toward the Business Enterprise. I wish people would drop the iPad killer and especially the DOA phrase. Each has their pro's & con's
If a person has the money I say buy the one that will make you happy and fit your needs.
10-22-2010, 03:12 PM #37
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10-22-2010, 03:15 PM #38
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10-22-2010, 03:29 PM #40
the slate wont be an ipad killer, but that doesn't mean there isn't a market for it
i would gladly pay good money for a tablet that can run itunes and manage my iphone, as well as download torrents and hook up usb devices like a cd/dvd burner, or to my video camera, or to my iphone, and have more of a pc os than a phone os, something that could replace my laptop, not add to my laptop bag
surely i am not the only consumer the feels this way