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HP vs iPad

The iPad is out to mixed reviews. Apple fans love it to death, while others are knocking the new gizmo. The main beefs -- it won't run Flash, which drives the bulk of Internet video, Apple controls all the apps and you don't get a fully free browsing experience.

But hey, critics also said the graphical user interface would never catch on!

HP hopes to take advantage of the iPad's lack of computer features with its upcoming Slate based on Windows 7. HP is taking pains to point out that the Slate will indeed run Flash, and will support external storage.

I'm waiting to see how the Slate handles standard productivity apps like Office. Starting at $550, the price is also competitive, though netbooks are up to $300 cheaper!

Is there a tablet in your future, and if so, which one? Send your decision to [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on April 09, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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