Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jan 2010 10:18 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's CES keynote is behind us, and before the thing even started, it was rumoured that Microsoft would unveil a tablet PC together with HP. Well, they did, but to say it was underwhelming would be an understatement. Instant update: El Reg has a nice list of figures presented during the keynote.
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HP slate concept
by Malakim on Thu 7th Jan 2010 12:17 UTC
Malakim
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2007-04-03

Too bad on the HP slate, the hardware looks pretty slick. But running a standard Win7 - no thanks, I'll pass and wait for Apple's offering or something running Android or Linux.

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RE: HP slate concept
by Laurence on Thu 7th Jan 2010 12:34 in reply to "HP slate concept"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Too bad on the HP slate, the hardware looks pretty slick. But running a standard Win7 - no thanks, I'll pass and wait for Apple's offering or something running Android or Linux.


What's stopping you from installing Linux on the HP slate?
(or does the device not even have a USB port?)

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RE[2]: HP slate concept
by Malakim on Thu 7th Jan 2010 13:21 in reply to "RE: HP slate concept"
Malakim Member since:
2007-04-03

I don't know yet what ports it will have. All I've been able to find are some press photos and a teaser video. HP are supposedly to release the final specs later today.

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RE[2]: HP slate concept
by boldingd on Thu 7th Jan 2010 17:56 in reply to "RE: HP slate concept"
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2009-02-19

That was basically my first thought. "I don't really care how badly Windows 7 does, because, if the hardware is compelling, the price is right and I see uses for the thing, I'll put Linux on it." Which probably won't work well either, at first, but, will evolve over time, if enough people get the tablets.
I suppose my biggest concern is just the price of the thing. I see a only a very limited set of (lower-value) uses for such a tablet, and so the price I'd be willing to pay for it is pretty low -- like, <= $200. I somewhat doubt they'll be hitting that price point.

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