Ballmer, you disappoint me again. Yes, you know how to crush competition. No, you don’t know your product or technology the way your predecessor does, as exemplified by you saying that touch optimization means “big buttons.” Yeah, because everyone raves about the iPad having big buttons.
Onkyo Japan is releasing three slates of mixed-and-matched features, each running Windows 7 Home Premium. Not quite the same device with different options, but pretty close to it. The TW117, TW217, and TW317 all use Intel Atom processors with integrated graphics and 1GB memory. The 117 and 217 both feature 10.1″ multitouch displays, but use […]
Microsoft published a new section on its Windows 7 micro-site yesterday and in my opinion it falls flat. The new ‘PC versus Mac’ page doesn’t have a lot to it and there’s very little substance. Are PCs better than Macs in a lot of ways? Absolutely. Unfortunately, Microsoft put very little effort into highlighting those […]
Here’s a quick video comparing the Windows 7 experience on a consumer slate to the iPad. The slate in question is the Hanvon slate we first spotted at IDF 2009, which means Hanvon must’ve worked extra hard (maybe time traveled) to mimic the iPad’s design (I kid). Anyways, it’s not a surprise that the Hanvon […]
Word is bouncing around the Internet this afternoon that the still mysterious, still largely unconfirmed but getting closer to being confirmed HP Slate 500 is not going to be a consumer device but instead (wait for it…) heading to the Enterprise channel. Todd Bradley, HP’s Personal Systems Group Vice President, apparently spilled the beans at […]
It’s great that Steve Ballmer is getting people fired up about Windows 7 slates and that Microsoft is promoting the concept at their Worldwide Partner Conference. A lot of people seem very excited at the prospect of a slate running Windows 7. Here’s an idea: if you’re excited about Windows 7 slates, why not buy […]