Engadget recently leaked some internal HP documents on the upcoming “HP Slate”. Sites like PC World and Wired responded to the news by instantly bad-mouthing the HP Slate and labeling Windows 7 as something “not designed for touch”. Are these writers are MORONS? Yes you heard me right, are they MORONS? Why are they attacking a product that hasn’t been released yet? A “moron” is a person lacking in good judgment. How in the world can they claim to have good judgment about a device that they’ve never used?
In any case, I have an iPhone which I got for free and an iPod that I purchased to join the iPod bandwagon. I’ve grown to dislike the iPod and its proprietary iTunes software that renames my MP3 files in the iPod into a bunch of gibberish names which prevents me from easily transferring files out of my iPod into my Windows desktop. My 1st Gen iPhone is always crashing or stalling, which is quite surprising because I’m not using FLASH! As a result of these experiences, I decided to wait for iPad Gen2 or a Microsoft competitor. After trying out the iPad, the user experience wasn’t as fast as I thought it would be. A car racing game loaded slowly and turning pages on a digital book had a slow animation.
I’m so glad to hear about the HP Slate and even more happy to see its sleek hardware design. Other makers like Sony will likely release their own version with even sexier hardware designs. It’s going to run on a full blown Windows 7 and if you don’t believe it can do touch, see the video below. Having Windows 7 means I can run Blender3D, Photoshop, and Visual Studio if I wanted to. If a computer is powerful enough and has a screen that’s big enough to run full applications, it should be allowed to. This is why I don’t like the iPad as it won’t let me do anything unless it’s approved by Apple. An operating is just an operating system; it’s only as good as the user using it. My XP machine hasn’t had a blue screen in years, a virus never destroyed my files, and bad Flash sites only stalls my Firefox… NOT my Windows. I want my Windows 7 Slate NOW!
Don’t believe the Apple Lovers! Check out Windows 7 Touch and HP Slate below: