For the past few days, almost every tech site has been writing about the iPad which was released to public a day before Easter. It is not that iPad is out of the news yet, but HP has just released a video of the upcoming HP Slate on YouTube and from the looks of it this one is a definite beauty.
HP Slate, which will run on Windows 7 has a camera for video support, multi-touch support with pinch to zoom, USB ports, SD memory expansion, Adobe Flash support and more. With all these features and possibly more, PC World has dubbed the device as an iPad killer, however, it is really too early to call anything a iPad killer yet.
However, there is no denying of the fact that the HP Slate as of now is a superior device than the iPad with the Slate adding several pieces of hardware missing from the iPad. The HP Slate also runs on Windows 7 which would make it compatible with a lot of software already available for Windows. In addition to that, inclusion of a camera in the Slate along with USB ports makes it a much closer replacement for the netbook as opposed to the iPad, which lacks both of these.
HP Slate is not yet ready for sale and there is no release date available right now, however, considering that iPad just launched it would be critical for HP to get the device out as soon as possible to capitalize on the user interest in tablets.
Watch a sneak peek review of the HP Slate embedded below to see the beautiful device in action.
Even before Apple could launch the iPad worldwide, Lenovo has given it a major run for its money by launching IdeaPad S10-3T, a new multi-touch netbook tablet in the Indian market.
The IdeaPad S10-3T is one of the cheapest tablet to hit India and will provide competition to the Apple iPad, HP Slate, Notion Ink’s Adam and more. IdeaPad S10-3T is a mid-range tablet which comes with a multi-touch touchscreen and pinch to zoom features which are also present in the iPhone and iPad.
The tablet netbook has a 10.1" screen and can be rotated 180 degrees to turn into a tablet. The device will have a Intel Atom N450 processor and will run on Windows 7. The device also has a LED based 16:9 widescreen display for better media experience.
The low-end model will also come with 1GB DDR2 Ram and a minimum of 160GB hard drive. Battery life will be good with a 4 cell lithium-ion battery and the tablet will way less than 1.5KG or 3 lbs and will be 1" thin.
Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3T comes with the DirectShare feature, which allows users to synchronize files with another notebook without having to connect to the Internet. In addition to having face recognition features which have been a part of most Lenovo laptops.
Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3T will sell for Rs 30,740 in Indian markets and will be available in Lenovo exclusive stores and other stores which sell Lenovo devices.
So will you be buying the Lenovo IdeaPad, considering that it is available for cheap and can be a good alternative for the iPad, which does not have any release plans in near future in India.