It's On Like Donkey Kong, HP Talks Up Slate, Disses iPad - HotHardware
It's On Like Donkey Kong, HP Talks Up Slate, Disses iPad

It's On Like Donkey Kong, HP Talks Up Slate, Disses iPad

In just a few weeks, Apple will finally release its much hyped iPad to the public, and if Apple has its way, the iPad will do for the tablet space what the iPod did for media player market and iPhone did for the smartphone sector. In other words, it will set the bar by which all competitor products are measured, no matter how loud the anti-Apple sentiment resonates from die-hard PC (as in, Windows-based) fans.



But here's the thing. Unlike Apple's previous products, which could be considered groundbreaking in one way or another at the time of release, the iPad isn't exactly revolutionary and leaves the door open for competitors to jump in with a better product. Could HP's Slate fit the bill?

"With this slate product, you're getting a full Web browsing experience in the palm of your hand. No watered-down Internet, no sacrifices," HP wrote in a blog post.



Oh snap! Did HP did just say what we think they did? The company goes on to reassure that a "big bonus for the Slate product is that, being based off Windows 7, it offers full Adobe support," and that includes Flash. In other words, to quote Daniel Tosh from Tosh.0 fame, "I'm better than you, na-na na-na boo-boo, stick your head in doo-doo" (we didn't make that up, see here).


To drive the point home (and to stick Apple's had in doo-doo), HP has posted a handful of videos showing its upcoming Slate tablet running Adobe Air and Flash content, including video playback from MTV.com, a Spongebob Squarepants game, and even a little bit of photo editing at Photoshop.com. In other words, all things you won't be able to do on Apple's $500+ iPad.

Well played, HP, though this video is pretty cool as well.
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I am glad something like this is finally popping out pre-pad. As I had stated earlier in discussion regarding the Apple commercial during the academy awards, if one of the big players did not jump on this market, and quick it would really strengthen Apple's device ownership. This is what happened with the iPhone, and I know it is a good device my brother and sister in law have them (I fought the good fight and tried to win him back (he uses Apple exclusively, but he is a musician as well, so what do you do?).

Either way it is good to see a mega player market wise getting into this!

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That looks like a much much better item then the iPad. Hell, HP isn't the only guys coming out with nice slim light tablets. Even Micro$uck is getting in on the game now. Looks like things are about to get interesting. I'm just hoping I get to see Apple 'splod.

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InfinityzeN:
Hell, HP isn't the only guys coming out with nice slim light tablets. Even Micro$uck is getting in on the game now.

Microsoft has been pushing tablets for years.

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This is way better and has better use then ipad, If i had the money i would so buy this just to have some fun :D

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Two criteria this thing should meet: it should have good battery life. We have netbooks that can get up to 9 hours, so there's hope. Other criteria: it should be competitively priced (by that I mean, cheaper than the iPad). With those satisfied, I would really be excited about this, since I would be able to carry it with me everywhere and use it for light reading, drawing, some Flash games, etc. For me, I think it might replace a laptop in terms of the use I would put it through.

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This looks pretty sweet... I made the mistake of showing my GF... now she wants one lol

I want one too tho lol

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Yep. Support for flash is big hate it or love it. Yes HTML5 is the way of the future but you can't punish your users for that. Support for Flash for today, and support for HTML5 for the future.

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They are all trying to make it flashy and cheap so they can make the most off of them, whoever the manufacturer is.

These things should have all the bell and whistles by now! Infinicell batteries, multiple sizes, 8core, stylus!! etc....

We have the technology to have the computers they had in Minority Report, Ya know the ones that they scroll out the plastic touchsrceen. they just want to throw everyone small little pieces at a time and make it look like a big deal.

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After using HP printers and HP computers, I'm not enthused. The call to tech support will come withing weeks and will not have a good outcome.

Has anyone informed Nintendo that HP is using a licensed character? .)

Still, get rid of the Flash imposition, and this may be a contender.

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