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All posts tagged "apple ipad"


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Round-up of the Latest Tablets

Posted by Chris Gohlke in "Other Slates & Tablets" @ 05:30 AM

http://blog.laptopmag.com/ipad-2-vs...ile+Technology)

"Apple just announced the iPad 2, and it adds some sweet features, including dual cameras, FaceTime, Photo Booth, and a faster dual-core processor. But how does this much-anticipated tablet stack up to other top tablets? For your spec-comparing pleasure, we’ve pitted what we know about the iPad 2 against three other top tablets that are already available or coming to market soon: the BlackBerry PlayBook, the HP TouchPad, and the Motorola Xoom."

Click to the full article for a detailed chart comparing the specs of each tablet. I've got to say that the iPad 2 is pretty compelling. The only thing stopping me from pulling the trigger is that I'd really like something in the 7 inch size. I also find it interesting that the iPad seems to have the price advantage.


Monday, October 25, 2010

Slate or iPad: Motorcycle or Bicycle

Posted by Michael Knutson in "HP Slate" @ 07:00 PM

http://www.macworld.com/article/155...ad_hpslate.html

"HP released its Slate 500 tablet this week. Immediately, everyone started comparing it with Apple's iPad. But the two devices have nothing significant in common. They are in entirely different device categories and can even be thought of as opposites."

image credit: uebergizmo / HP

A well-balanced article contrasting HP's new Slate with the iPad. Different tools to get to different end results for very different classes of users. The author describes the Slate as built using technology nearing the end of the line for the WIMP (windows, icons, menus, pointing devices) interface, and he thinks that in the future most mobile devices will be built using the new paradigm (as represented by the iPad), and will be predominantly MPG (multitouch, physics, gestures) computers. I do like the motorcycle vs. bicycle vision. But in real life, add an RV to the mix. Today when traveling for business, I pack a "work" laptop (locked-down, no fun stuff), that, with charger weighs say 6-pounds (~2.70 kg) - queue the RV. And quite often also an iPad tags along for down-time. In the near future I'll be able to carry an HP Slate and an iPad, at half the weight, twice the battery life, same amount accomplished - and my back and shoulders will thank me. I'll have the metaphorical motorcycle for work, and the bicycle for fun. And, as the Slate enters the mainstream, I'm sure that "fun" will be available, just as, at some point "work" will sneak onto the iPad. As the old saying goes,"use the right tool for the job."


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