HP Slate vs. Apple iPad : The Tablet Battle part 2 !

You've seen Apple iPad vs. Dell Mini 5. Now, here's Apple iPad vs. HP Slate !


Detail/Feature

Apple iPad

HP Slate

Photo





Screen Size

9.7 inches, 4:3

10 inches, widescreen

Screen Type

Capacitive - Supports Multi-touch gestures

Capacitive - Supports Multi-touch gestures

E-book Client

Yes

Yes

Phone function

No

No

Camera

No

Yes

Operating System

iPhone OS 3.2

Windows 7

CPU

1Ghz Apple A4

1.8 Ghz Intel Atom Z540 (rumored)

Internal storage

16, 32, 64 GB

32, 64 GB (rumored)

Expandable storage

via MicsoSD dongle (optional)

MicroSD card slot not shown in photos
probably via optional dongle

USB port

via dongle (optional)

Yes

3G

Yes, HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps

No

Wifi

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth

Yes

Yes

Internet Browser

Mobile Safari

Any browser that supports Windows 7 OS
(Chrome, Safari, Opera, Firefox, IE8, etc.)

Adobe Flash Support

No

Yes

Apps

iPad apps via iTunes

HP Touchsmart Apps on top
of Windows Apps

Multi-tasking

No

Yes

Battery life

10 hours
1 month of standby

TBA

Price

$499 - $829

$500 - $600 (rumored)

Release date/Availability

April for Wifi-only version,
May for 3G version

'within 2010' TBA

If the rumored pricing of HP Slate would turn out accurate, then I believe HP Slate could end up smoking Apple iPad not only in reviews but also in sales. Right now though, the main gripe against HP Slate is its lack of 3G support. If HP could just add 3G HSDPA option on this device, then it should be all good. What do you think?

Here's HP CTO Phil McKinney sharing some info about HP Slate:



and here's ijustine's iPad hands-on and review video:



Hot.

Which one of these two are you more likely to get?





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5 comments:

  1. please compare the rumored google tablet with the ipad..

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  2. ^

    Sure.

    As soon as we know more about Google's slate. :)

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  3. HP tablet will smoke the iPad? Based purely on specs only techies care about?

    OK...

    I'll be referring back to this post in a few months time after the sales of both are public (or a few months after the HP Slate is actually released, mid-way through the iPad's product cycle).

    My bet: overall UI design, performance and simplicity of use trumps features and specs any day in the eyes of average consumers.

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  4. I read more about it on www.hptabletreview.com

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  5. Ahahahaha!!!

    http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/29/hewlett-packard-to-kill-windows-7-tablet-project/

    So much for it "smoking the Apple iPad". It's been cancelled (at least following the specs mentioned here.

    I didn't even have to wait months. Just one month. :-)

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