How do you think the Slate will fit into your gadget world?

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  1. lovelaptops

    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    First off, you did get the bargain of the year with that 2730 purchase! Nothing feels quite the same as getting a true bargain :D

    As to everyone else's points about latest cpu tech being overkill for most apps, I have to concede your points are well taken. It's just the combo of netbook hardware and the $800 price point that bothers me. Add an SSD and you're up to $1,100 - not for an instant-on, all day on battery 10" screen device, but for, well, an 8.9" low res netbook without a keyboard. Moreover, I have warned this elsewhere, but beware of getting the first crop of ANY HP product. They're late, they're defect-laden, they cause you to spend hours with tech and cust support and many trips to the shipping depot. I say this out of genuine concern for you all, not to rain on your parade. Your excitement is palpable and I would rather lower your expectations and have you (and me) be pleasantly surprised if they over perform.

    Oh, and, if the early reports are glowing, I will have my name on the waitlist!

    Best of luck!
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    All points well taken - being on the bleeding edge is really no place for someone on Plavix (ha ha). Especially with an already delay-ridden first crop, it does leave one wondering what's up next - BUT - they have a good return policy ($15 fee within thirty days) and I wouldn't hesitate to kick it back if it stumbles right out of the gate. Besides all that, as Dan or Bronsky said in one of these threads, much more of a delay and we'll get to cast the net at CES for something even better if need be.
     
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    dceggert Owner of a TabletPC Museum Senior Member

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    LMAO...like the scene in "Life of Brian"...overkill, overkill, overkill...why it can't get any worse for me now!
     
  4. DaveP

    DaveP Scribbler - Standard Member

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    The Slate will be my note taker during my job as a cube warrior. It will replace my Asus T91MT which replaced my OQO 2 (dead motherboard) which replaced my Motion m1300 (after many years of service). I'll also use it for couch surfing at home.

    I wouldn't worry about the speed. Win7 is slow on the T91MT but it is running a Z520 at 1.33GHz with a 249 PassMark score. The Slate has a Z540 at 1.86GHz with a 341 PassMark. I wouldn't expect instant response out of Photoshop but for the TIP and straight inking I think it will do fine, judging from my experience with the slower T91MT.
     
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    species5618w Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I am evaluating whether it will be a laptop replacement for me (with BT keyboard). I had high hopes for ipad, but while it was a great entertainment device, I couldn't see how it could replace my laptop. Of course, I got bashed on the ipad forum for saying that since apparently nobody needs a laptop. :)
     
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