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The tablet marketplace is getting a new combatant. After a full half-year of dominating the marketplace as the lone tablet getting all the attention, Apple's iPad is seeing another rival...
10-22-2010, 10:41 AM #1
iPad to Face Challenge from HP Slate
The tablet marketplace is getting a new combatant.
After a full half-year of dominating the marketplace as the lone tablet getting all the attention, Apple's iPad is seeing another rival step up to the tablet plate. Hot off the presses - HP is moving forward with long rumored plans to launch its new "Slate 500" tablet computer.
Much like RIM's recently announced BlackBerry-esque tablet, the Slate will be heavily promoted to business customers and sell for a retail price of $799. While HP's dedicated page for the Slate hasn't gone live yet, the news is out and sources are telling Reuters some of the must-have details about the HP Slate 500.
Carol Hess-Nickels, director of business notebook marketing at HP, emphasized the Slate's business utility. She expects retail, healthcare and insurance companies, among others, to build custom applications that take advantage of the device's portability.
HP is expected to formally launch its dedicated page to the Slate imminently.
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10-22-2010, 10:45 AM #2
Hmmm wonder if they'll be inputting faulty motherboards as they do they laptops.
10-22-2010, 10:46 AM #3
I saw the ads for that "thing", so awesome i couldn't watch the whole ads
10-22-2010, 10:58 AM #4
Fail.. It's priced $100 more than apples 64gig.. It has a poorer battery life and I think the screen may b smaller.. Windows 7 is going to run like crap on it.. Poor hp.. This is not an iPad killer.. Better luck next holiday season
10-22-2010, 11:00 AM #5
10-22-2010, 11:00 AM #6
That 5 hour battery life seems pretty crappy IMO..I'll stick with my iPad
10-22-2010, 11:04 AM #7
it does have some pretty impressive specs though
10-22-2010, 11:13 AM #8
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10-22-2010, 11:24 AM #9
this is crap, this is total crap. HP bites the big one.
all hail the iPad
10-22-2010, 11:27 AM #10
I'd just buy a regular laptop AND an ipad.Really?
10-22-2010, 11:49 AM #11
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FAIL ... Where is your external video connector? . ... you have to buy a connector to use your IPAD with a TV. PAY AGAIN.
But ... . again, you can't use the webcam using your TV and your IPAD.
FAIL ... How can you see some pictures from your camera into your IPAD? . again ... you have to pay for an USB connector and of course you have to buy a card reader, and pray for a program that makes it possible (I've a Nikon d90 and in my PC and in my macbook pro I've the tools ... will you?). PAAAY AGAIN
FAIL ... Do you think that I have to loose more time comparing your Media player against a real compuer?
Maybe you will be one of those APPLE lovers that can't see beyond the bitten apple. Oh, my bitten apple is the best ... of course in design that's true.
The IPAD doesn't have a true operative system, IOS it's a joke. You can't compare one Multimedia player as the IPAD with a PC or a macbook air. Those last options have a real Operative System inside, not the IOS.
Poor FAN, remove the bandage that makes you blind.
F.Y.A.: I've a Macbook pro unibody first 2009 and two iphones (2G and 3G) but I can't understand people like you. Those are different products, you can't compare them.
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10-22-2010, 11:53 AM #12
As I understand the stylus is somewhat optional, used for precision only, as some people do with the iPad.
The fact that it runs Windows and have a USB port mean that one can tether to get 3G access, so it's not a major issue. In fact I like that, meaning that I can use a single data account (not one for my iPhone and another for the iPad).
I'm not saying it's better, but running a "real" OS has it's advantages, and one is not constrained by Apple's tight control on what you can run. It will have real multitasking (not apple pseudo-multitasking) and will immediately benefit from a large base of existing programs.
So it's not all that bad and it will compete with the iPad
Ps.I do have 2 iPads....:-)
10-22-2010, 11:59 AM #13
How will this ever compete with the iPad?
No extensive App Store
Why would anyone buy this???????
10-22-2010, 12:04 PM #14
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10-22-2010, 12:28 PM #17
5 hours of battery life and it is running Windows 7?!
*pukes all over the HP Slate*
Again, an iPad killer doesn't exist.Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
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