HP Slate Alternatives

Discussion in 'HP Slate' started by nheel, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. e-schreiber

    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    I wonder what was their rationale to make the P1 an IdeaPad, rather than a ThinkPad. When I hear "ThinkPad", I think of "work", and to me, that means Windows. If anything, the IdeaPad should have been the Android one. :confused:

    Here's the info on the IdeaPad P1:
    http://stadium.weblogsinc.com/engadget/files/IdeaPad_Tablet_P1_Datasheet.pdf



    Edit: I just saw that the P1 is very thin, which means that it's somewhat fragile. Therefore, it could never be released as a "ThinkPad".
     
  2. bloodycape

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    I think it is a bigger shame it is using a single core atom, when they should have given it either a Fusion cpu at the very least.
     
  3. NUHP1

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    I like the Dell Peju (hopefully not pronounced peeyoo, as in stinks).

    It should be upgradeable to Windows 8, 4gb ram, 6-8 hour battery, core i5, 64gb hd, gorilla glass (claiming to offer 1080p) and rugged-esque casing. A little bigger than the slate, but manageable. Too bad it is also N-trig, but hopefully they have worked things out with new hardware/software.
     
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  7. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    I am glad to see Lenovo opt for a 16:10 aspect ratio on the P1.

    Bronsky:cool:
     
  8. e-schreiber

    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    Yes, that's Microsoft's intent. What is not clear to me yet is whether their vast Intel-based ecosystem will be able to run on ARM too. At the last CES, Ballmer showed MS Office running on a Win7-ARM setup (search for the whole MS keynote online). Maybe there will be a way to virtualize the Intel architecture inside ARM... Or maybe Ballmer was talking out of his butt. :rolleyes:
     
  12. jnjroach

    jnjroach Surface MVP Super Moderator

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    Microsoft already has Office running on ARM architecture on it's mobile platform. Now all they need to do is port the rest. :)
     
  13. e-schreiber

    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    If my memory serves me well, on that keynote, Ballmer claimed Office was running "natively". That implied -- to me -- that conventional Windows programs would run on ARM.

    Maybe I can find the video...
     
  14. dstrauss

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    Doesn't that mean it has to be re-written for the ARM architecture, and if so, are we in for the same "fun" that has existed all these years between the Windows and Mac versions of Office; Mac generally running behind, and sometimes incompatible with, big brother?
     
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    jnjroach Surface MVP Super Moderator

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    But the core of Office 2010 is already recompiled for ARM and the mobile version...the just need to do the rest :)
     
  17. e-schreiber

    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    They need to come up with a way to make x86 programs run on ARM without the need for the developers to recompile them. Through a Virtual Machine, for example. Maybe the Windows Phone apps will work on Win8-on-ARM out of the box... I read a few weeks ago that MS plans to eventually merge Windows Phone with Windows. "One OS to rule them all."
     
  18. jnjroach

    jnjroach Surface MVP Super Moderator

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    That is what they said at Worldwide Partner Conference, Windows 8 will run on Phones, Tablets and High-end Workstations and everything in between. I don't know of a Virtual Environment that runs on ARM, the x86 CISC instruction sets are very different from RISC instruction sets that the ARM Architecture uses.
     
  19. TWACK

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    Read up on the tid-bits of hyper-v in windows 8. You can start to see the plans to encapsulate legacy as well as other architectures. Think of it as a muti-kernel kernel possibility. CISC so what, RISK no problem, or a no legacy support required x86 OS, blazing fast and compact.

    Gotta love being a geek. Moore's law rocks!
     
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