HP Touchpad release today
The HP Touchpad release today. So far seems pretty quiet on their forum. No new reviews at bestbuy yet. Stores seems to still have plenty. Thinking right now that the playbook even without the advertising at launch may have done alot better. Guess time will tell. Prefer my playbook so far.
- 07-01-2011, 12:37 PM #3
- 07-01-2011, 01:28 PM #8
I'm just not a fan of Apple. Although I got an ipod for a gift and won a second ipod. I saw Apple for what it was and I see what it is. Cheap and overpriced products with short life spans so you can keep going back to apple to replace it. Plus proprietary accessories and hardware.
- 07-01-2011, 03:21 PM #9
- 07-01-2011, 04:43 PM #10
The lower the specs your device has, the faster its going to get outdated and just be a clunker. I think PB is gonna last way longer than an ipad of these 2 generations will.
- 07-01-2011, 05:22 PM #12
i checked it out this morning at bestbuy and i honestly dont like it at all.its bulky,heavy,buggy,no back camera,the speakers is not loud at all and most of all the screen clarity is not what i expected(not even close to our PB).
- 07-01-2011, 07:42 PM #13
The iPad (and iPad2) is an example of just how smoothly a tablet can work if the software is well optimized.
The Touchpad, on the other hand, appears to be an example of what you get when the optimization is missing, despite the superior specs.
- 07-01-2011, 07:55 PM #14
- 07-01-2011, 08:12 PM #15
- 07-01-2011, 09:09 PM #17
As far as specs -- be careful about what you write. Take some time to educate yourself with facts. Every solid benchmark you will find nowadays has the iPad 2 trouncing the PlayBook. In terms of memory, when you take out the amount of memory consumed by boot up, and then factor in memory footprint of apps, the iPad 2 actually has more real world memory than the PlayBook. Finally, the iPad 2 has a newer generation graphics processor that is capable of OpenGL software technologies the PlayBook's GPU will never be able to take advantage of. It's not all about raw specs -- its how the hardware is leveraged by the OS and apps, and how the specs pan out in the real world.
I'd be surprised if your 8 year old laptop could beat the iPad 2 across the board (an 8 year old PC is archaic even by mobile standards today). My iPad 2 actually loads some websites as fast as my 1 year old laptop. In many ways, ARM hardware is faster than traditional PC hardware all while running with lighter overhead. Look at some of the advanced OpenGL games on iOS and Android right now, and they easily outclass similar PC/console gaming technology of 8 years ago.
07-01-2011, 09:23 PM #18
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Only one question, about HP touch - can you swipe the bezel, and can you flick away apps that you're tired of (or that tick you off) away into infinity and beyond to close them? Because I really like that ... I don't think I could live without it now - once you go Playbook you'll never come back.
Begone stupid app! Flick!
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- 07-02-2011, 04:07 PM #23
If bestbuy is doing the same thing that the one near me was doing with the playbook yesterday your average consumer will pass it up and walk away to apple or android.
It really is a shame what I saw there yesterday. I've all posted my experience in the bestbuy thread.Sent from me using my fingers. Be pantless in 5K. Febreze - for more than smells.
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07-03-2011, 11:07 AM #25
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I played with a touchpad at Best Buy.
The software seems very nice. I did not find it laggy at all. WebOs is very cool. Plus there are many features and applications available for Touchpad that are not available for Playbook. I Like Playbook OS better overall. Hopefully the feature will come.
The problem with Touchpad is that it feels cheap. The plastic is really cheesy. It does not feel solid in your hands. It does not feel like a premium product.