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Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Rich, Apr 15, 2011.
3.5 stars from today's PCMag.com:
And we may see one sometime this year.
I used my iPad today to finish a crossword puzzle. Looked up "laic" to make sure it was the right word. Almost makes it worth the $500 I paid for it....:lol:
Try Dragon Go. It's my new favorite iOS app.
... + $5 shipping at Woot.
Also $399 elsewhere, from 8/5-8/7, according to ZDNet, who also noted:
Despite the fact that it was leaked weeks ago the "official" Touch Wiz (boy do I ever hate that name :sure: ) update was available at midnight today from Samsung. There are already rooted roms for it.
What a difference. All the typing lag in the browser is gone which was the reason I dumped (no not a Touch Wiz reference) the Asus EeeeeeeeeeePad. The O/S flies. I no longer have any complaint about this device. Don't miss the lack of SD card slot 1 iota. 32gigs is 10x more than I will ever need.
Now I just need to rationalize why I really need it. :lol: I did go away last weekend and took it instead of the laptop and it did fine. It survived a fall when I tripped over a wayward bench at the Marriott we were staying at. I took a tumble, did a job on my hamstring, and the Tab went flying and survived with less injuries than I did. It only had a couple scratches on the leather cover, a lot worse for the wear than me. I feel like I was hit by a truck.
Sorry to hear that, but glad you're OK! :up:
Did anyone notice today's woot? Pretty much a vote of no confidence for HP.
Actually, it's $100 off the HP tablet across the board through Sunday, and an additional $20 more on Woot today.
One explanation I heard that fits the facts is that HP realized they screwed-up by not waiting one more month to introduce the tablet with the more stable version of WebOS that was released on 8/1. As a result, they're trying to "relaunch" it by creating some pricing buzz this week-end.
Whether or not the reviewers that were first lukewarm to the device will report on the new software remains to be seen. After using it for a month, at least one industry veteran likes the HP, even with the buggy initial s/w release.
I've had several HP computers and they are as close to a Mac as you could ask for. If my big desktop ever goes, it will be hard not to buy another one, which would be a Mac. I've had my big HP for several years now and it is still remarkably fast and steady. I wouldn't be surprised if HP ended up making one of the very best tablets.
According to this website, you can use this coupon to score another $100 off the HP tabs through tomorrow at Staples. In store only, though.
So 16gb wifi for $299, 32gb for $399!
Tempting, it is. I'm getting the urge again...:lol:
I know what you mean, because it's such a great deal. That said, what is it going to do that your iPad doesn't already do? :scratchin
If you didn't already have the iPad, different story. Just my .02.
Yeah, you're right. I just get these urges...:lol:
I went and looked at it today. It's kind of slow and unresponsive. Many of the touch features taken for granted on the iPad are missing. I also noticed it had a bit of trouble handling video. Took a few seconds to start playing and it would skip frames from time to time.
You aren't missing much Rich.
Was in Costco yesterday for my $1.50 dog and soda. They have the 8" square Vizio in stock and on display. They also had an HP rep pacing around trying to push their tabs on anyone walking by who looks at anything else.
Vizio seems to be pushing it more as a remote than as a tablet. Pretty cheezy looking if you ask me (yea, I know .... you didn't ask me).
Why wouold anyone even consider anything other than Android or iStuff? Can't see any of the others lasting much longer before being relegated to cheap sales on woot.
I'm curious to see how Samsung prices this. I'd like to see $100 less than the 10.1", so maybe $299 after a Staples coupon?
Video here. (Can't get it to embed, for some reason. :scratchin)
EDIT: According to this site, the 8.9 will be priced higher than the 10.1, at least in the UK! :eek2:
Thanx, that makes me feel better.
I thought this DisplayMate Technologies report was a very interesting read.
The second to last test result stood out to me. When they measured the power each tablet consumed to produce the same brightness (325 cd/m²), the Sammy used about 50% more power (3.3v). As a result, at mid-brightness setting, the Sammy battery only lasted 6.6 hours, vs. 8.3-11.8 hours for the four other tablets measured.
Another interesting tidbit is the claim that 12" from the display, a person with 20/20 vision can resolve 286 PPI, and a person with 20/10 vision can resolve 572 PPI! I didn't confirm this elsewhere, but I have no reason to doubt the author.
Thanx, very interesting. Overall, if I read it correctly, the Galaxy looks like the best of the group tested. Now, if I just had a reason to buy one...:lol: