Specs comparing iPad to HP Slate

  • Timbales

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    Apr 07, 2010 2:32 PM GMT
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    Thoughts?
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    Apr 07, 2010 5:56 PM GMT
    It's hard to read, Timmeh, but I'm guessing more green is good?
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    Apr 07, 2010 6:02 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidIt's hard to read, Timmeh, but I'm guessing more green is good?

    I dunno. I enlarged the pic, and the iPad showed red for having the larger screen. And red for having longer battery life. I'm not sure what this is supposed to be telling us.
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    Apr 07, 2010 6:04 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidIt's hard to read, Timmeh, but I'm guessing more green is good?



    it is a bit fuzzy, but it's allegedly an HP internal marketing memo. The green is where they feel HP has an advantage, the red where they feel Apple has the advantage.
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    Apr 07, 2010 6:10 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidit is a bit fuzzy, but it's allegedly an HP internal marketing memo. The green is where they feel HP has an advantage, the red where they feel Apple has the advantage.

    Ah, that would make sense. Thanks. I should have caught the top edge of the slide, where it shows HP advantage for green, and HP threat for red. Good catch.
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    Apr 07, 2010 6:22 PM GMT
    right now the iPad is more appealing because of their application library, software specifically designed for the iPad that will definitely make an excellent use of the limited resources it has compared to the HP slate(RAM, Microprocessor and Video). The HP has definitely better hardware specs but the iPad has a software/hardware combo thats just hard to beat; same thing for the iPhone. However things like USB ports and SD card readers are a huge plus for HP as it as flash support.

    My answer remains the same though, the iPad is a better machine but dont buy that shit yet, its buggy as hell it just got released, give it a couple of months first.
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    Apr 07, 2010 6:29 PM GMT
    charlitos said...My answer remains the same though, the iPad is a better machine but dont buy that shit yet, its buggy as hell it just got released, give it a couple of months first.

    This tends to be the pattern with most new hardware & software releases, and Apple in particular. The "good stuff" usually takes a year to appear after the initial release. I didn't buy an iPhone until the 3GS was released, that addressed some limitations with earlier models.

    I don't know if the iPad is "buggy" but I can virtually guarantee a much improved version will appear in about 12 to 18 months.
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    Apr 07, 2010 6:31 PM GMT
    charlitos saidright now the iPad is more appealing because of their application library, software specifically designed for the iPad that will definitely make an excellent use of the limited resources it has compared to the HP slate(RAM, Microprocessor and Video). The HP has definitely better hardware specs but the iPad has a software/hardware combo thats just hard to beat; same thing for the iPhone. However things like USB ports and SD card readers are a huge plus for HP as it as flash support.

    My answer remains the same though, the iPad is a better machine but dont buy that shit yet, its buggy as hell it just got released, give it a couple of months first.


    I don't know how I feel about apps vs. a full OS where I can install any program I want.
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    Apr 07, 2010 6:48 PM GMT
    I'm holding out for the WePad....
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    http://eu.techcrunch.com/2010/03/19/apple-ipad-how-about-a-little-german-innovation-instead/


    or the Tegra

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    http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/06/icds-tegra-2-powered-gemini-is-the-most-feature-complete-tablet/
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    Apr 07, 2010 6:51 PM GMT
    Timberoo said
    charlitos saidright now the iPad is more appealing because of their application library, software specifically designed for the iPad that will definitely make an excellent use of the limited resources it has compared to the HP slate(RAM, Microprocessor and Video). The HP has definitely better hardware specs but the iPad has a software/hardware combo thats just hard to beat; same thing for the iPhone. However things like USB ports and SD card readers are a huge plus for HP as it as flash support.

    My answer remains the same though, the iPad is a better machine but dont buy that shit yet, its buggy as hell it just got released, give it a couple of months first.


    I don't know how I feel about apps vs. a full OS where I can install any program I want.


    Yea I haven't figured that one out either. But I've been playing around with an iPad my department got for testing (publishing world, so it's important for us) and I'm surprised how much I like it. And I barely even scratched the surface of what it can do. But I agree with Charlitos that I would wait for a while to get one. I didn't think I would but now that I've been playing with it... well...... icon_redface.gif
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    Apr 07, 2010 9:01 PM GMT
    Timberoo said
    charlitos saidright now the iPad is more appealing because of their application library, software specifically designed for the iPad that will definitely make an excellent use of the limited resources it has compared to the HP slate(RAM, Microprocessor and Video). The HP has definitely better hardware specs but the iPad has a software/hardware combo thats just hard to beat; same thing for the iPhone. However things like USB ports and SD card readers are a huge plus for HP as it as flash support.

    My answer remains the same though, the iPad is a better machine but dont buy that shit yet, its buggy as hell it just got released, give it a couple of months first.


    I don't know how I feel about apps vs. a full OS where I can install any program I want.


    Pretty simple, do u think most applications u can install on the HP Slate would run smoothly with that cheap Intel processor and 1GB RAM with Windows 7 Kernel running on background? Think again. The software out there is being thought for Personal Computers and Laptops that can handle the demand in terms of resources, this new mobile device from HP NEEDS custom apps. That's where the iPad wins by far.
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    Apr 07, 2010 9:08 PM GMT
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    charlitos said...My answer remains the same though, the iPad is a better machine but dont buy that shit yet, its buggy as hell it just got released, give it a couple of months first.

    This tends to be the pattern with most new hardware & software releases, and Apple in particular. The "good stuff" usually takes a year to appear after the initial release. I didn't buy an iPhone until the 3GS was released, that addressed some limitations with earlier models.

    I don't know if the iPad is "buggy" but I can virtually guarantee a much improved version will appear in about 12 to 18 months.


    Yes but in this case ud be waiting for iPad 2.0. I'm talking about the current version with all the issues already found and the ones to be discovered and to be fixed for the next shipments of this device. 2 to 4 months after the release date sounds reasonable.
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    Apr 07, 2010 9:10 PM GMT
    charlitos said
    Timberoo said
    charlitos saidright now the iPad is more appealing because of their application library, software specifically designed for the iPad that will definitely make an excellent use of the limited resources it has compared to the HP slate(RAM, Microprocessor and Video). The HP has definitely better hardware specs but the iPad has a software/hardware combo thats just hard to beat; same thing for the iPhone. However things like USB ports and SD card readers are a huge plus for HP as it as flash support.

    My answer remains the same though, the iPad is a better machine but dont buy that shit yet, its buggy as hell it just got released, give it a couple of months first.


    I don't know how I feel about apps vs. a full OS where I can install any program I want.


    Pretty simple, do u think most applications u can install on the HP Slate would run smoothly with that cheap Intel processor and 1GB RAM with Windows 7 Kernel running on background? Think again. The software out there is being thought for Personal Computers and Laptops that can handle the demand in terms of resources, this new mobile device from HP NEEDS custom apps. That's where the iPad wins by far.


    But I'm a Windows user for personal and work. If I needed to use my pad to type up a quick document, I wouldn't want any formatting issues when I transfer it to my main computer.
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    Apr 07, 2010 9:10 PM GMT
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    charlitos said...My answer remains the same though, the iPad is a better machine but dont buy that shit yet, its buggy as hell it just got released, give it a couple of months first.

    This tends to be the pattern with most new hardware & software releases, and Apple in particular. The "good stuff" usually takes a year to appear after the initial release. I didn't buy an iPhone until the 3GS was released, that addressed some limitations with earlier models.

    I don't know if the iPad is "buggy" but I can virtually guarantee a much improved version will appear in about 12 to 18 months.


    Yes but in this case ud be waiting for iPad 2.0. I'm talking about the current version with all the issues already found and the ones to be discovered and to be fixed for the next shipments of this device. 2 to 4 months after the release date sounds reasonable.


    Fall. Just in time for X-mas. Funny how that works.
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    Apr 07, 2010 9:21 PM GMT
    I still don't understand the appeal of either device
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    Apr 07, 2010 11:27 PM GMT
    Timberoo said
    charlitos said
    Timberoo said
    charlitos saidright now the iPad is more appealing because of their application library, software specifically designed for the iPad that will definitely make an excellent use of the limited resources it has compared to the HP slate(RAM, Microprocessor and Video). The HP has definitely better hardware specs but the iPad has a software/hardware combo thats just hard to beat; same thing for the iPhone. However things like USB ports and SD card readers are a huge plus for HP as it as flash support.

    My answer remains the same though, the iPad is a better machine but dont buy that shit yet, its buggy as hell it just got released, give it a couple of months first.


    I don't know how I feel about apps vs. a full OS where I can install any program I want.


    Pretty simple, do u think most applications u can install on the HP Slate would run smoothly with that cheap Intel processor and 1GB RAM with Windows 7 Kernel running on background? Think again. The software out there is being thought for Personal Computers and Laptops that can handle the demand in terms of resources, this new mobile device from HP NEEDS custom apps. That's where the iPad wins by far.


    But I'm a Windows user for personal and work. If I needed to use my pad to type up a quick document, I wouldn't want any formatting issues when I transfer it to my main computer.


    If I'm not mistaken Microsoft is working on an Office Suit for the iPad.
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    Apr 07, 2010 11:41 PM GMT
    Surprisingly, the current generation Atom processor is quite capable. And the HP Slate will have a separate hardware accelerator for smoother video playback. I still wouldn't want to run Photoshop on it though.

    I guess it all depends on who you talk to, but I think the tablet form factor has some limited uses in general. Like I said in the other thread, the ipad (and other tablets) are ideal for consuming media. Or for running applications with basic touch gestures. Trying to input extended text on a virtual keyboard with one hand and holding the tablet with the other can get tedious after a while.
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    Apr 08, 2010 12:14 AM GMT
    i really don't get it... icon_confused.gif

    when you already have Laptop... why the hell do you still need iPad or other similar devices?

    when you already have iPhone, iPod Touch, or similar gadgets with touch screen... why the hell do you still need iPad or other similar devices?

    when you already have Mac or PC... why the hell do you still need iPad or other similar devices?

    when you already have PSP, DS, or similar hand-held game consoles... why the hell do you still need iPad or other similar devices?

    when you already have Penis or Vagina... why the hell do you still need iPad or other similar devices?

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