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This little unit seems to have everything we’d ever need:
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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.
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.
The best part about all the press that’s been stirred up by the iPad debate going on around the web is the attention it’s bringing to the market segment. 1 year ago hardly anyone knew what a slate/tablet PC was. Now everyone does. And the fact that 600,000 iPads have been sold means that other manufacturers can proceed with their own with a mraket segment now defined and sales assured.
Sales assured? Because the iPad is such a disabled machine. No flash, no SD, no 3G, not a stand alone computer (you need another computer to activate the stupid thing), no charging from a PC (way to try and force you to buy a Mac Steven). So much has been truned off or simply not put in that I rate the iPad as a half a computer.
The HP Slate, the Microsoft Courier, the ICD Ultra: these look the goods. Fully functioning slates that allow you to actually use them as computers if you want and not just big phones. Don’t get me wrong, I’m actually aMac Fan, I own more than 10 Apple computers including a Cube, a couple of Lampshade iMac’s, powerbook and Macbook Pro. But the iPhone is 3/4 of a phone and the iPad is half a computer.
Bring on the Tablets 2010.
The picture is showing the tech I’m about to head off on a two day business trip with. I’m taking a lot of stuff and haven’t even packed clothes or anything yet.
But part of this trip is to demo mobile tech so I’m taking the X70 to demo a pure slate PC and I class it as a UMPC because it’s so light and compact. The other machine is my LG P100 convertible Tablet which is a desktop replacement machine because of the power it has but it’s over a kilogram with the extended battery and I have to use the extended battery because the standard one gives me an hour tops of use.
I have thumb drives, portable hard drive, bluetooth keyboard, power adapters, The Balckberry for work, the iPhone for everything else.
I’ll see what I use on this trip (besides the demo times) and see how I go just using the Viliv on the road. Maybe the lack of a keyboard is going to hurt, maybe the lack of inbuild 3G? Have to wait and see.