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Old June 2, 2010, 02:25 PM
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Hey! It was cold outside that day! :)~
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Old June 2, 2010, 04:03 PM
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Hey! It was cold outside that day! :)~
Haha you always say that.

Seriously, the Asus, MSI, etc. sales will be hard to compare to iPads 1 year from now. There will be so much variety in the market with the tablets that we will be arguing about who sold more of what. The iPad is trendy, and the other devices will not compete in that manner. No one model or even manufacturer will outsell the iPads by next year.
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Old June 2, 2010, 04:11 PM
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My question is....when did 12inches become "tiny"? I USE a tablet PC (actually a real tablet laptop that is both a tablet and a laptop all in one). It has a 12inch screen...and I play games, watch movies...hell even do some of my reviews on it! Trust me it aint small. Will a true tablet only be perfect for all occasions? Doubt it. Nothing is this world is perfect for all occasions....BUT with an actual USB port on it you can plug in anything you need to make it "better" without needing a adapter. ;)

TBH the Apple and Asus/MSI/etc designs are for different markets....just like ALL Apples and ALL PCs are for different markets.

Agreed. I have a HP Touchsmart TX2 1224ca that has a 12.1 screen. It is NOT tiny at all. It is actually the PERFECT size for my reviews and stuff as well.
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it doesn't matter how good the specs are if it doesn't have the software.
It runs WINDOWS. There, see it now? How can you possibly say that it won't have a lot of software available for it when it's running the most ubiquitous consumer OS on the planet?
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It runs WINDOWS. T
Yes and thats the problem,Windows was made to be used with a mouse and keyboard or even worst a stylus but Microsoft just released Embedded Windows 7, not sure what thats all about...maybe its would be better suited.

AKG we've had these same kind of tablets at work for years and everyone refuses to take them. When we go in the field they get left in office because people don't want to pack laptops. We spend all day getting in and out of a truck,a clipboard sized device is all we need.
We started using vnc with our phones and use the desktop/tablet when we get back in the office.

I can't wait to see what HP does with Web OS.
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Yes and thats the problem,Windows was made to be used with a mouse and keyboard or even worst a stylus but Microsoft just released Embedded Windows 7, not sure what thats all about...maybe its would be better suited.
That is actually incorrect. If you have ever used any of the HP Touchsmart Vista/Win 7 PCs (desktop with the touch screen monitor) it has no issues recognizing finger touches and has no need for mouse, keyboard or stylus.
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Old June 2, 2010, 07:23 PM
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That is actually incorrect. If you have ever used any of the HP Touchsmart Vista/Win 7 PCs (desktop with the touch screen monitor) it has no issues recognizing finger touches and has no need for mouse, keyboard or stylus.
Exactly. Hell damn near anything works, no need for additional accessories. Touch screens rock for some things and that is one of them. :)
But like I said, its not a perfect fit for all situations. IMHO this is what separates PC users and Mac users...as mac's will claim it fits ALL situations and die trying to make it reality while a PC user will pick the best tool for the job and get on with actually getting work done :)~
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Yes and thats the problem,Windows was made to be used with a mouse and keyboard or even worst a stylus but Microsoft just released Embedded Windows 7, not sure what thats all about...maybe its would be better suited.
Here is a quick little video which demonstrates the native touch screen capabilities of Windows 7:
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Here is a quick little video which demonstrates the native touch screen capabilities of Windows 7:
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Ya I was gonna say with Windows 7 they developed it with touch screen in mind so Windows natively supports touch screen no problem. They could also put some customized version of Windows on there to make the UI better for the tablet for all I know

-edit: found a vid so we can get a better idea of what it looks like IRL and how tiny it does NOT look at 12". Looks like they'll also have a docking stand which will include a keyboard.
YouTube - ASUS Eee Pad EP121 Tablet Hands On at Computex 2010

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Old June 2, 2010, 08:46 PM
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The tablet in that video looks nice...I'd like to see it running



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That is actually incorrect. If you have ever used any of the HP Touchsmart Vista/Win 7 PCs (desktop with the touch screen monitor) it has no issues recognizing finger touches and has no need for mouse, keyboard or stylus.
If HP thought it was so great they wouldn't have canceled the slate after buying Palm.
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