iPad or HP Slate, Which would you choose?

April 9, 2010 at 00:16:51
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I'm interested to see if you were looking to buy such a devie, would you buy an iPad or a HP Slate.

HP Slate is a fully fledged PC running Windows 7, with HP adding a interface compareable to the iPad. It has a USB port, cameras and an SDHC slot for more memory as well as 802.11b/g wifi.

The iPad as you know is very similar to an iPod touch, just bigger.

Personally I think both products are excellent and when I heared about the iPad I was pretty excited about it and was planning on purchasing one, but now the HP slate is going to be released I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy one of those instead.

The Pros for the HP slate are: its a PC and will run any (not too demanding) PC software. It has expandable storage thankfully, it also has a USB port. Front and Back facing cameras.

The Cons: I'm very concerned that Windows 7 (Apparently home premium?) is going to run like an absolute slug with a 1.6GHz processor and 1GB of ram. Battery life is apparently 5Hrs, not a big issue imo. Slightly lower res, 1024x600 compared to the iPads 1024x768.

iPad's Pros: Some people will find it easy to use right off the mark given the OS is essentially the same as the iPod/iPhone. 10Hrs battery life which is fantastic.

iPad Cons: Limited to what apple wants you to do with it, no multi tasking, no flash capabilities (What the hell Apple?) and although some people find it a pro to have a bigger screen, I find it a con, it makes it bigger.

Well enough of my banter, I really want to see what you would want to buy and why: iPad or HP Slate?

Keep it civilized and intelligent arguments only.

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April 9, 2010 at 12:46:30
Not interested in tablets, but if I had to choose one, it would be the HP Slate. It runs everything, and from the videos I've seen, it appears that HP integrated an attractive front-end interface.

That, and I'd never spend my hard-earned cash on Apple. :)

"I'm very concerned that Windows 7 (Apparently home premium?) is going to run like an absolute slug with a 1.6GHz processor and 1GB of ram."

http://anandtech.com/show/3640/appl...

Scroll down a little. The Atom-powered EeePC running Win7 absolutely destroys the iPad when it comes to web page loading speed.

"While the iPad is 46% faster than the iPhone 3GS and 14% faster than the Nexus One on average, the Eee PC is 87% faster than the iPad. It is noticeable!"

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April 9, 2010 at 18:38:34
I'd probably opt for something like the hp when I'm ready for one. Probably should say when a tablet is ready for me. Looks like that might be awhile though.

I'm not ready to spend money on something with relatively low resolution, weak processor, and poor graphics. I already own a bunch of machines like that.

The current technology is nice, but still doesn't fit.

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#3
April 10, 2010 at 06:59:46
I'm going to be buying a HP Slate as soon as I can get my hands on one. The Ironic thing is since the Slate is a fully functional PC you can install iTunes and Sync with your iPad. All I have to say is "Whos your daddy?"

Now I think about it, depending on what type of internal memory HP decides to use it could actually be fairly fast if it peforms even half as good as your average 2.5" SSD.

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#4
April 10, 2010 at 08:16:52
i woud choose neither of them. i will go for a Google slate when it comes out!

Stay away from Ipad...wi-fi issues, heating issues and ...Apple issues!!!

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#5
July 4, 2010 at 20:40:41
HP. You can run Windows, Linux, OS\2, or even DOS if you felt like it. I am using a HP TC1100 right now. The HP also offers more expandability.

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