Archive for the ‘HP Slate’ Category

The Courier is dead, long live….what?

Microsoft confirms the Courier project is probably a gonner. “Word has just gone fluttering out of Redmond that work on the Courier project — a heretofore rumored dual-screen tablet which rightfully set the tech world ablaze — has been spun down by the company.”

So it looks like perhaps it’s the HP Slate or the asus offerings, or perhaps dell if they get their *#it sorted for those of us not buying ipads.

I won’t be buying an iPad but I will be buying a Slate/Tablet machine this year

Engagdget has their hands on a HP presentation showing the differences between the ipad and the HP slate. Like we needed a leaked ppt.

There’s talk about it being a chopped up netbook; duh, so do we say any tablet PC’s in the last 10 years have been chopped up laptops? It’s a silly argument.

Performance wise I’ve been turned around by Windows 7 on both my convertible tablet and my low spec’d Pentium M ultra portable. Win 7 is a game changer on these machines and stops me from longing for a useable Linux tablet. So Win 7 should be more than enough for the HP slate, to send emails, browse the web, consume your social media of choice. I have used the Pentium M machine for photoshop – but it doesn’t mean I like it. Seriously, leave the heavy lifting for the home PC, desktop, whatever and use the UMPC’s, slates, <1kg machines for what they’re meant to be used for.