While we have seen the HP Slate in carefully produced videos up to now, we haven’t actually got to see the proper product and get a good hands on but now it looks like the tablet has been making the rounds.
Conecti.ca have managed to get their hands on one and share with us their first hands on experience. And what was their conclusion? Well it was just “Meh” ye meh, now there’s a high quality hands on for you isn’t it.
Apparently the fact that you can properly multitask, run Windows 7, play flash etc… is what leaves you with that “Meh” impression. It’s essentially a touchscreen notebook where as the iPad is really just an internet tablet with a few extras. Granted you can do a lot more on the HP Slate but apparently this makes it somewhat sluggish and feel more like a notebook than a tablet.
For those of you who don’t know, here are the specs
So is it a worthy rival to the iPad? Well it has a smaller screen, though it’s said to be brighter and pretty well built. It also has usb ports etc… and a camera, but it’s really just a touchscreen notebook
You decide, let us know in the comments below