Pros -Office & Dragon on your hand.
-Expandable SSD memory.
Cons -5 hour battery
-If compared to an ipad it is laggy
Summary So the stylus or the HP was not working correctly when I got it. On landscape mode, the stylus was clicking on the screen without touching the screen therefore it was imposible to work on anything on landscape mode, but on portrait I did not have any problem.
I am a physician and I wanted to experiment with a tablet at work, base on the programs I have at work I need a tablet that runs java. Some colleagues got ipads but, eventually they use them like toys at work, because the java limitation, at the end they need to sit at their old work station.
It is laggy, but i have norton, office, dragon, I am able to run the hospital programs.
I can access all my ebooks, or pdfs, my notes and I can store it in whatever way I wanted and it is really easy to manage all the information in it, maybe beacause thats the way I been doing it for the past years.
So after 2 days of using it, I fell in love, hahahaa, actually that is the main reason I used it for two weeks without returning it to get the landscape thing repair, and now I can not wait until it comes back.
I hope it helps, if I change something will be the processor, because it is laggy, and I know the battery will last less time, some probably can argue that the technology to run heavy duty programs on the palm of your hand it is not there yet.
Pros Portable internet browsing.
touch screen games.
external connectivity (manage photos on memory card, connect DVD drive & other devices).
view Flash content!
Print to any printer!
Cons Pinch-zoom effect (and rotating animation) not as smooth as iPad
Summary This device is the best one out there for tablet users who need to do more!
We originally wanted to get an iPad -- we wanted portable internet browsing and an e-book reader (ie, Kindle), the kids wanted to play touch screen games, and we wanted to be able to stream YouTube videos. However, we also wanted to be able to video chat (using Skype). My wife also wanted to be able to manage her photos (from camera's SD memory card). We also wanted to be able to access web sites with Flash content. And I wanted to be able to print to any printer (not just the very few iPad AirPrint-enabled printers, which we don't own). And it would be nice to be able to install the full Office suite.
This is the only device that meets all of our needs! It's also nice to have the USB connectivity (for DVD drive, direct printers, 3g/4g card, etc.). And we have the "power" button set to put the computer to "sleep" (as opposed to turning off the device), which gives us the "instant on" capability. And we love the included dock's HDMI port, for streaming any video content to our TV!
We did note that the iPad has a smoother pinch-zoom effect than the Slate, and the iPad has a cool flip-animation when turning from portrait to landscape (the Slate just switches the view without any nifty animation). But these are mainly cosmetic and totally worth giving up for all the extra capabilities of the Slate!
One thing that would be nice is if the Slate had a longer battery life. Seems like it's about half the life of the iPad, but it's not bad -- over twice as long as any laptop that we've ever owned. Based on our casual use profile, it gets us through the day (possibly 2) - no problem as long as one is accustomed to popping it in the dock to charge (before bedtime).
Again, it's the best tablet on the market if you need to do more!
Pros Productivity; Works on all windows applications
Size Fits my bag
Expandablity (USB ports etc)
WIFI, 3G and Blutooth Webcam
Cons Full Operating system requires boot
Battery Life (with full operating system, it requires a recharge in a day)
Cost; It is a netbook should not cost more than $400
Summary This is an atom based PC?.. Period!
There have been touch screen tablet PCs before and this is not a big deal except that it has capacitative touch screen unlike the earlier stylus and the "form factor" size which is small.
With the above summary, it does not need an elaborate description. However, following are my 2 cents.
The miniature version of a PC is extremely welcome for people who are the go and require productivity applications. It can perform any thing a desktop or laptop PC can perform within the limitations of Intel Atom processor. Gaming enthusiasists(!) may also be able to use it albeit at a limited level again because of the Atom processor limitations. There have been reviews about apps etc. But because it is a PC, the questions about APPS should not arise here.
Some of the highlights of the device is its size and of course applications that can run on windows. For Business people on the go, it is a beautiful asset. Now that they have added 3G, it augments the utility. With USB ports it is expandable and can be used with a large screen or a keyboard when required. One can install new programs using the USB.
The major downside in my opinion is that it is runs on a FULL operating system, it requires to be booted. In addition, the full operating system consumes more power and hence the battery requires frequent charging. This makes us carry the charger always with us which is a major flaw. I would expect that one charge should allow me to be used for about 7-8 hours of my day and that my device should be ready always.
The next downside is its cost; although it is targeted for corporate/business consumer, it is nothing but a netbook in a new design. Just because they included a touch screen in place of the keyboard and the touch pad, the costs can't go from $200 to $800. The HP marketing people must have thought about it. In fact, keeping the price lower than $400 will be the best strategy to drive ipad customers to HP slate.
The other possible flaw I see is its weight (1.5LB) is a lot of weight these days when airlines are restricting the size of my bag.
Pros Runs Windows Office and other Applications, most memory and HDD that I've seen in a Tablet PC
Cons Still emergent technology, needs refined
Summary This is a Windows PC, which runs Windows Applications! If users want something that runs Android Apps, there are other options out there. But, for running Excel, Access, Outlook, and my business, THIS IS IT! My phone is a Droid X - Great Phone, but not great for running the business. I also have a 5 year old Windows Tablet PC, it feels like a brick compared to this PC. Oh yeah, and this knocks the socks of the IPAD.
Pros Fast, Windows compatible, plenty of RAM, light, intuitive, comes with docking station, multiple USB port, supports Adobe flash, like nothing else I have tested on the market.
Cons A bit pricey, you have to take it off the case to charge it in the docking station.