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iPad killer!!!1111one

Postby Jif » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:53 am

HP Slate:
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/03/ ... t-the-ipad

“With this slate product, you’re getting a full web browsing experience in the palm of your hand,” posted Phil McKinney, vice president and chief technology officer for HP’s personal system group on the company’s blog. “No watered-down internet, no sacrifices.”

Read More http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/03/ ... z0iRgnKBv4


ZING

i bet its got an Atom Z or the new N430 or w/e which means itll have the full capabilities of a netbook/pc but runs W7 so you can install virtually anything on it.

IT HAZ FLASH

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Postby Bacon » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:02 am

i wish it luck seeing as a windows 7 tablet has already been reviewed by wired and it has failed

see: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/03/ ... -slate-pc/

maybe if it has a modified version of windows 7 then it might do well

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Postby dun dun dun... chips » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:42 pm

i will stand by my word, any tablet that is running a desktop/laptop native os and tries to get people to use their fingers is going to fail. running windows 7 on something like that is asking for a problem, everything is to small. modern os' require the accuracy of a pointer.
also, hardware is a problem. i see alot of these slates coming with 1gb of ram. running windows 7? not a chance.

edit: the size thing is actually my biggest complaint with both smartphones/iphones etc. the screens are to damn small, and so is everything on them.
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Postby dun dun dun... chips » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:53 pm

on a quick tangent: i thought this was ridiculous.

razer put out the first left handed gaming mouse, the deathadder mirrored. kudos to them, i might actually try it out, being ambidextrous and all.
but wired talks about the name as if its something new... deathadder has been around for years... they dont do much razer stuff eh? weird with razer being one of the biggest sellers of gaming hardware pretty much ever.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/03/ ... ing-mouse/
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Postby Tanis Half Elf » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:16 pm

I am left-handed, but when I used the mouse in computer class in 2nd they made me do it right handed.
Now the only things i do right handed is control a mouse, fish, and drum.

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Postby Jif » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:36 pm

except it's a non-name startup MFG that no one's heard of before. wait until a real company makes one...like the HP i posted that had actual modified W7 settings

also it's easy as fuck to increase the size of toolbars and scrollbars...takes 30 seconds and W7 supports multi-touch anyway so who cares about scrollbars and shit. W7 supports touch by default. ive used it on a netbook with a touchscreen and it works very well. i didnt even want the touchscreen but it worked so well that i use it all the time now.

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Postby dun dun dun... chips » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:50 pm

Jif wrote:except it's a non-name startup MFG that no one's heard of before. wait until a real company makes one...like the HP i posted that had actual modified W7 settings


no ones ever heard of? are you mental? i know more gamers that use razer than use logitech. and not just for mice.

as for the tablet bit, the os itself is still coded to use a pointing instrument that isnt pudgy, which fingers are. until microsoft makes its own tablet os, all windows tablets wont be worth it.
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Postby Fist of the eskimo » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:52 am

Bacon wrote:i wish it luck seeing as a windows 7 tablet has already been reviewed by wired and it has failed

see: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/03/ ... -slate-pc/

maybe if it has a modified version of windows 7 then it might do well
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+1 to you Bacon, I didn't think there was an anti-apple thread you didn't flame, thanks for growing a sense of humour

NOW join vent every once in a while dawg!!!
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Postby Jif » Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:25 am

dun dun dun... chips wrote:
Jif wrote:except it's a non-name startup MFG that no one's heard of before. wait until a real company makes one...like the HP i posted that had actual modified W7 settings


no ones ever heard of? are you mental? i know more gamers that use razer than use logitech. and not just for mice.

as for the tablet bit, the os itself is still coded to use a pointing instrument that isnt pudgy, which fingers are. until microsoft makes its own tablet os, all windows tablets wont be worth it.


huh? "the tablet bit"? this thread is the tablet bit, you went on a side rant about razer which no one read

i use a touchscreen w7 netbook every day. i thought the touchscreen was a gimmick and didnt use it for a while. i was an idiot. ive never cared for touchscreen computers but this work so well im considering getting one for myself. id never get tablet tho cause i need a keyboard.


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