Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Apr 2010 22:36 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Engadget has managed to get hold of a very interesting internal presentation slide from Hewlett-Packard which compares Apple's iPad to HP's very own Slate. Since we didn't yet know anything about the Slate's specifications, this one is pretty revealing. While that's interesting in and of itself, the slide is also interesting in that it illustrates so well what sets Apple apart from companies like HP.
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SSD and Windows 7
by Earl Colby pottinger on Tue 6th Apr 2010 02:40 UTC
Earl Colby pottinger
Member since:
2005-07-06

I has a Toshiba NB205 with almost same specs.

Windows 7 was a dog on this system, I wiped the hard drive and installed Haiku-OS, and the system runs fine.

Wait, there`s more. I later installed an Intel 80GB-25M SSD, Haiku-OS maybe at most doubled in access speed. Windows 7, a whole new ball game. It must be at-least 5-8 time faster in boots, programs load in a snap, and general file access is not longer a waiting game.

NEAR ZERO LATENCY MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE FOR WINDOWS 7.

Since this tablet also includes a flash drive I expect this tablets to run fine.

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RE: SSD and Windows 7
by darknexus on Tue 6th Apr 2010 02:53 in reply to "SSD and Windows 7"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

I suspect that would depend on how many apps you have running, and whether they used good SSDs or cheapo ones. Fast file access helps a great deal, but it won't help much if you open more programs than you have memory. In that case, the faster flash might help the swapping performance but at the cost of seriously degrading the flash storage faster than an hd equivalent. Like everything else, it depends on what you run and how Windows is set up by default. Having dealt with HP before my confidence isn't high that they'll do a great job with that. HP has great servers, but their default desktop setup is lackluster at best. Can't wait to see what their custom UI is going to be, I hope they do a better job with it than they do with their other software. Still, how will a custom UI compensate when a program you wish to run simply has no touch optimization at all? The operating system is only one part of the experience, after all.

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RE[2]: SSD and Windows 7
by Earl Colby pottinger on Tue 6th Apr 2010 13:06 in reply to "RE: SSD and Windows 7"
Earl Colby pottinger Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, I don't use Windows much, only for encrypted wireless. 90% or more of my time is spent in Haiku-OS and that is fast on this system.

This suggests to me that for certain tasks putting another OS on the machine would be worth while.

With usable USB ports, small mice/keyboards will make it work as a net-book, then with even a simple mouse driver to make the screen act like a track-pad simple browsing or viewing the contents of files a snap.

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RE: SSD and Windows 7
by Tuishimi on Tue 6th Apr 2010 02:58 in reply to "SSD and Windows 7"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Whoa wait! Haiku works fine on the NB205?!? Network? Sound? If this is true, I know what I am doing tonight!

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RE[2]: SSD and Windows 7
by Earl Colby pottinger on Tue 6th Apr 2010 13:00 in reply to "RE: SSD and Windows 7"
Earl Colby pottinger Member since:
2005-07-06

Wireless now works, Ethernet requires the patch I have posted on Haikuware. Sound only comes from the internal speakers, I still can't get the out-jacks to work.

The video port is great, when at home I run on an external monitor at 1280 by 1024. And battery life is over eight hours in Haiku, I think the longest I have ran it was 8:45 when I first got it. My optical mouse seems to use a lot of power, I lost about an hour's life when using it.

And check out webpositive.

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