• The HP Slate
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:smug: We've had some talk on here about the Slate, but haven't seen any threads on it, so here we go. [img]http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/281/010610hpslate.jpg[/img] This is a motherfucker. This is the [b]HP Slate.[/b] It's a small tablet that's not released yet, but rivaling the iPad. [img]http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/2461/20100405slatespecs.jpg[/img] If this information is completely true, then fuck yeah, a tablet this small with a [b]pen digitizer[/b], multi touch, [b]flash[/b], bluetooth, 3g, [b]VGA inward facing webcam/ and 3 megapixel outward cam[/b], etc.. So it's got an HDMI output and using it's Intel UMA graphics set, it can display movies on you're TV or monitor or whatever at full 1080p playback. Pretty [highlight]BAMF[/highlight]. Also it seems to say that the 1gb of ram this comes with is non customer upgradeable, does this mean we could send it back to them for upgrades in ram? Not sure yet, would be pretty sexy if we could. [img]http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/6003/slateflash.png[/img] Yes it can run flash, therefore giving the iPad only one real use in life, and that's being a guest star on the ad show "Will it Blend?". [sp]Yes it can.[/sp] Personally as an artist I'm really looking forward to see how does the Pen support turn out. Could this be the digital sketchbook we've been waiting for? The operating system is Windows 7 home premium, and uses a flash based HP designed UI for most of the navigation, and it looks pretty much like sex. [img]http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/2851/slateui.png[/img] Plus running windows 7 I'm sure it'll be able to run shit like Photoshop, and be able to use it with the pens digitizer technology so digital painting and sketching could be really amazing, at like 1024 x 600 res for a tablet, but I'm not too sure about how well the performance would run on something that small, probably lag like fuck. There could be a professional sketching/painting app released for it by Adobe, seeing as how buddy buddy Adobe and HP are. [img]http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/6301/webcamy.png[/img] Seriously, [b]it has a webcam[/b], now your wife can watch you work while she's in the kitchen. It can even be used for shit like Chatroulette(fuckin flash support) or Msn or whatever, or maybe even those fun lil webcam games that casual people love playing, like pop dem bubbles n shi-. Here's some teaser shit they released a while ago : [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7CUfRq7KsA[/media] And now a video with fucking awesome irrelevant rave music playing in the background: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeDalRBjyJo[/media] and yes, here's an asian man talking about flash and showing off its ui. : [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-p-RZAwQq0E&feature=player_embedded[/media] Said to be around 550 USD. So boyos what'd you think? Get it or not? Worth the price? (I'll be getting one if I find out it uses a decent pen digitizer) Discuss. Aww hell, this amazing beast of a, has been canceled and rumored to now be shipping with some shitty Palm OS software :\
cool, this uses windows 7 home premium.
Looks sweet. I might get one.
Can it run alternate OSes, like a laptop? Like regular Windows 7 Home Premium without any HP bullshit/bloatware? Or Linux would be a nice option.
[QUOTE=Pixel Heart;21302689]Can it run alternate OSes, like a laptop? Like regular Windows 7 Home Premium without any HP bullshit/bloatware? Or Linux would be a nice option.[/QUOTE] It uses Sd cards, so maybe there will be a way to get an os onto an sd card and install it from there. And has usb slots too, hard drives could work on it too, not sure.
[QUOTE=theLazyLion;21302830]It uses Sd cards, so maybe there will be a way to get an os onto an sd card and install it from there.[/QUOTE] That would be ideal. :smile:
Yeah, even if HP does for some reason use some kind of brick to stop others from installing their own OS' on it, I'm sure there will be jailbreaks of some sort to allow you to use whatever you want.
Once I get a job, I might actually buy one of these. Brings porn to a whole new level, maybe I can control the porn with my finger. UP DOWN UP DOWN UP DOWN LEFT LEFT.
That skin looks identical to the JooJoo one. Also I don't care how much skinning HP does to Windows, desktop Windows on a tablet is a baaaaaaaaaad idea
Pah. Still, why would you ever buy something like this without a physical keyboard? Yuck. [QUOTE=Dr Egg;21306573]That skin looks identical to the JooJoo one. Also I don't care how much skinning HP does to Windows, desktop Windows on a tablet is a baaaaaaaaaad idea[/QUOTE] It is not if you want to use desktop Windows applications on it.
Leave it to the world's biggest computer-related company to show the others how you do it properly.
[QUOTE=Tools;21306771]Leave it to the world's biggest computer-related company to show the others how you do it properly.[/QUOTE] Google? Microsoft? Oh wait, we're talking about HP :raise:
Is there a glass panel over the screen?
HP is cool
[QUOTE=DrTaxi;21306789]Google? Microsoft? Oh wait, we're talking about HP :raise:[/QUOTE] Yup, HP's the largest computer producing company, and by the looks of the Slate, it's awesome.
iPad just got its shit rocked by this. Hard. I'm really impressed by this, actually. I'd get one if I actually had a use for something portable. Maybe when I go back to college, I dunno. I'd find more use out of a netbook or laptop, to be honest.
Hmm, Ui sucks and lags, bad battery time and by the look of those videos it's only made to say: hey apple, you suck for not liking flash! IMO this won't sell very much, I think they should have made it better.
This thing looks pretty badass, although it doesn't live up to my expectations of what it should do.
TheLazyLion thats sweet,cool HP slate i looooove it:v
[QUOTE=DrTaxi;21306711]It is not if you want to use desktop Windows applications on it.[/QUOTE] Any program which isn't available on the App store or Android or even Windows marketplace already is probably not going to work well on a touchscreen or on an Atom processor. With 5 hour battery life this is actually worse than a netbook, which is more designed for Windows anyway since it has a mouse and keyboard.
[QUOTE=Muscar;21307174]Hmm, Ui sucks and lags, bad battery time and by the look of those videos it's only made to say: hey apple, you suck for not liking flash! IMO this won't sell very much, I think they should have made it better.[/QUOTE] :allears:
Meh, doesn't look as good as the iPad. The main thing I like about it is the webcam and the SD card slot but some gimmicky features like 1080P playback (on 1024*600 screen) instead of focusing on making the os better which gives the iPad an advantage.
It has HDMI output. I quite like this thing, I'd pick one of these over an iPad myself.
I'm not sure if the Gemeni is better then this, but this uses windows 7, so I don't know. [url]http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/06/icds-tegra-2-powered-gemini-is-the-most-feature-complete-tablet/[/url] I think they are both better then the ipad.
If only this and the iPad were launched on the same day. [editline]05:46PM[/editline] [QUOTE=theLazyLion;21302375] And now a video with fucking awesome irrelevant rave music playing in the background: [media]http://youtube.com/watch?v=AeDalRBjyJo[/media] [/QUOTE] Anyone else notice that at 0:12 they plug in an iPod cable? Maybe just to show that iPods are compatible.
Flash-based GUI ughhhh.
I Must Invest. It looks awesome.
imo the best thing about this is the fact that it's got an x86 CPU, meaning I can install an operating system that doesn't suck giant ass.
[QUOTE=ButtsexV2;21311944]imo the best thing about this is the fact that it's got an x86 CPU, meaning I can install an operating system that doesn't suck giant ass.[/QUOTE] Did you just say that Windows 7 sucks ass?
on a tablet I would think so.
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