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Slate or Tablet?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by koppit, Jun 22, 2010.

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Slate or Tablet?

  1. Slate

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  2. Tablet

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  3. Something Else!

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  1. koppit

    koppit Well-Known Member
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    What do you think they should be called? Personally I'm all for Tablet, maybe because Apple has already paved the way for a new wave of marketing. Traditionally, tablet PCs had keyboards, but these new ones out can't really be called tablet "PCs", anymore.

    Slate or Tablet? Should MID be thrown in there?
     

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    Tablet seems best to me. But I think Slate would work for those with smaller screens, around 5 to 7 inch.

    What does MID stand for anyway?!
     
  3. koppit

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    Sorry, mobile internet device :D
     
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    Tablet makes more sense as thats what everyone knows these devices by.
     
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    The reason I ask about slates is the definition that I found is as follows:
     
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    interesting..whats the definition for tablet and MID?
     
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    HA! You'll love this.

     
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    I believe that all these type devices should be able to take a stylus input..it encourages creativity and opens them up to a whole new market of users.

    The Tablet seems to be those small netbook-ish computers that have the rotating screen.

    "Slate" style meaning it's only the screen.
    although a tablet many years ago was just a single flat slab.

    I just called them slates because I saw it in a webpage during my research. Either way, they are still going to replace laptops..as the first line up is already a range of 5" to 15", and I'm looking forward to them.
     
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    I guess tablet is winning for now :)
     
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    dont they already call flat bigger touch screen phones "tablets". Just because of that I vote slate (it sounds bigger)
     
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    how about tile pc
     
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    How about linoleum PC lol
     
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    I call them MIDs personally, because they are not really a PC and not really a laptop or notebook. They are meant to be mobile for you to take with you everywhere, and ideally (although in Australia where I am this probably won't happen for another decade) could hook up to the internet via Wifi wherever you are.
     
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    Why don't they turn the Asus tablet on? And does anyone know what the average cost of those will be?

    I am also now interested in whether you would be able to create a dual-boot system out of these things so you could run Android and another OS (Win7 or Linux) on the same machine and choose at boot time.
     
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