:smug: We've had some talk on here about the Slate, but haven't seen any threads on it, so here we go.
This is a motherfucker. This is the HP Slate.
It's a small tablet that's not released yet, but rivaling the iPad.
If this information is completely true, then fuck yeah, a tablet this small with a pen digitizer, multi touch, flash, bluetooth, 3g, VGA inward facing webcam/ and 3 megapixel outward cam, 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 BAMF.
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.
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?". Yes it can.
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.
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.
Seriously, it has a webcam, 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 :
And now a video with fucking awesome irrelevant rave music playing in the background:
and yes, here's an asian man talking about flash and showing off its ui. :
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)
Aww hell, this amazing beast of a, has been canceled and rumored to now be shipping with some shitty Palm OS software :\