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is HP's slate an iPad killer?


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HP's iPad killer?

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Dont you just love how with just marketing alone Apple has made it to the top of the "tablet" pile and has everyone gunning for them ?
now we have :1.iPod killers
2.iPhone killers
3. and now iPad killers

Its lonely at the top !

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Great write up.

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But it will "FLASH" so it will win!

HTML5 is so much better though!


Windows 3.1 support? What about Atari Sparta Dos support for me? I have 1000's of apps. How about Amiga OS and Atari ST support also? I still have all my apps for those also.

Slate

Sounds like it will be quite heavy being a Slate and all!
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I still have a shelf full of Win 3.1, 95, 98 & ME games I'll get to play on it.

Gonna have to get me one of those.

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Dont you just love how with just marketing alone Apple has made it to the top of the "tablet" pile and has everyone gunning for them ?
now we have :1.iPod killers
2.iPhone killers
3. and now iPad killers

Its lonely at the top !

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Yes, how many of the so-called "iPod killers" and "iPhone killers" have actually accomplished that mission? Oh that's right NONE.

I'm sure the Slate fills a niche for some people better than the iPad does, and that's fine. But I think the people who identify themselves in that market suffer from "Linux Syndrome," ie imagining themselves to be a VASTLY larger market than they actually are.
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Good Lord. Have these even been released yet?

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Good Lord. Have these even been released yet?
Nope!

Neither has the iPad yet people run it down like they have owned one and used one and know exactly what it does and how it works.
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The minute anyone comes up with an Apple-product-X-killer, that means that Apple's won.
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The minute anyone comes up with an Apple-product-X-killer, that means that Apple's won.
Bears repeating.
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love it pushing apple to do better.
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I'm not saying this thing is a killer. But the iPad is an over sized iPod touch and no one wants to admit it. I was impressed at first but have since lost interest what's revolutionary about it?? What does it do (besides a large screen) that an iPhone or iPod touch don't already do?
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what's revolutionary about it?? What does it do (besides a large screen) that an iPhone or iPod touch don't already do?
If you don't "get" what the iPad is about, little I say here will likely make a difference, but perhaps the words of others will help you to understand that the iPad is *indeed* more than "just a big iPod Touch":

Here's a good starting point: someone who has ACTUALLY USED AN IPAD: Hands-on with the Apple iPad – it does make sense :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Andy Ihnatko

And another such report (with pics and video) from AppleInsider:
AppleInsider | Hands on with Apple's iPad (with videos and photos)

Next, I think it's important to look at the iPad as part of a bigger picture:
The iPad's future shock | Tablets | iPhone Central | Macworld

In addition to that very good article, here's another "meta-thinking" essay:
stevenf.com - I need to talk to you about computers. I?ve been...

Another signal that perhaps you are overlooking something comes from the plethora of developer "buzz" about the iPad, starting at the keynote and spreading particularly among publishers:
Publishers and Developers Talk iPad -- Mighty Industry Morphin' Time? | Mac|Life

And finally here's a longer essay on my own initial impressions and how the machine affects both me and the many people I teach computers to:
The iPad — The ?Goldilocks? Computer?

In particular (should you read this), pay attention to the last paragraphs.

I'd be interested to hear your revised opinion after polishing off the above articles.
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If you don't "get" what the iPad is about, little I say here will likely make a difference, but perhaps the words of others will help you to understand that the iPad is *indeed* more than "just a big iPod Touch":

Here's a good starting point: someone who has ACTUALLY USED AN IPAD: Hands-on with the Apple iPad – it does make sense :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Andy Ihnatko

And another such report (with pics and video) from AppleInsider:
AppleInsider | Hands on with Apple's iPad (with videos and photos)

Next, I think it's important to look at the iPad as part of a bigger picture:
The iPad's future shock | Tablets | iPhone Central | Macworld

In addition to that very good article, here's another "meta-thinking" essay:
stevenf.com - I need to talk to you about computers. I?ve been...

Another signal that perhaps you are overlooking something comes from the plethora of developer "buzz" about the iPad, starting at the keynote and spreading particularly among publishers:
Publishers and Developers Talk iPad -- Mighty Industry Morphin' Time? | Mac|Life

And finally here's a longer essay on my own initial impressions and how the machine affects both me and the many people I teach computers to:
The iPad — The ?Goldilocks? Computer?

In particular (should you read this), pay attention to the last paragraphs.

I'd be interested to hear your revised opinion after polishing off the above articles.
Just as many article like these, There are just many against it.
One thing the above articles have in common are it's comparison to the original iPod back in 2001,But that was 2001 and people want something more like what they saw at Jan 2007 keynote,Something revolutionary.
Hardwise the iPad is not impressive, 1Ghz processor?? There already putting these in phones. No camera,no flash (I know I know but guess what most of the internet is powered by flash, It's still kind of important) No multitasking,No external ports. Hey it's a nice device,But it's not revolutionary it's nothing like the iPhone when it was announced.

But hey it hasn't been released yet, Most people haven't even touched it yet.
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I'm not saying this thing is a killer. But the iPad is an over sized iPod touch and no one wants to admit it.
That is my impression of it as well. I will say, however, that I will look again when v2.0 comes out (at a September iPod event perhaps?) and see what's new. A few "common" features added to it might change my opinion.

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