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HP to release 7-inch webOS tablet in August?

By Emil
Jun 24, 2011
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  1. Inventec, a major contract manufacturer of personal computers in Taiwan, has received big-ticket orders for tablet PCs from Hewlett Packard. HP has reportedly ordered 400,000 to 450,000 TouchPad tablets per…

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  2. mosu

    mosu TS Enthusiast Posts: 309   +9

    Low-res, needed at least 1280 x 800, too heavy, no card slot and no battery life and other specs, and accessories sold separately, so too expensive.You have to love HP and WebOS to buy one!
     
  3. mosu

    mosu TS Enthusiast Posts: 309   +9

  4. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +91

    It's sad to see a company so delusional in its endeavours, shoot itself in the foot.
     
  5. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

  6. Scott8090

    Scott8090 TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Mm I would say hp is on the right track but their pricing and specs are slightly off. I give them credit for doing more than most table releases. As soneone stated above, to low res(1024 x 768 is the min any pc should *ever* run), 1 gig memory feels to small but the other features feel quite strong(bluetooth, front camera, gps, dual core and 16\35 gigs of space). Their pricing on accessories are out insanely expenive...right products but insanely expenive. Makes me wonder what companys think we make in a month...
     
  7. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    All the other companies use 1GB memory. You realize that's ram right?

    Also the dual core doesn't mean much when they're both scorpion cores. Dual cores from Nvidia, Ti and Samsung crush the dual cores from Qualcomm.
     
  8. Scott8090

    Scott8090 TS Rookie Posts: 49

    I know that means memory, the matter is that 1GB memory is low on any device running on pretty much any Operating system. I guess commenting on this so early in the morning had me miss reading that it said WebOS XD. Still 1 gig in any device is too small, Standard or not tablets have been all but fail devices. About time they release one truly worth something. Dual core this or that, Either way having a dual core such as that is at least a leg up from some others. So many tablets being released with just bad specs beyond belief. 100+ tablets released and how many became much of anything? Not many, If 1 gig memory is the standard, dual cores, and what not then maybe its high time the companies check their tablets to see why they don't sell lol.
     
  9. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    1GB is more than enough for Android, iOS, webOS and WP7. You don't understand mobile operating systems and what they require to work properly. Look at the original ipad. It's a perfectly fluent experience with only 256mb of ram.

    There's no point in going past 1GB because you would LITERALLY have to run several 3D games simultaneously while decoding 1080p video to even approach 1GB of ram usage, and you'll hit CPU/GPU bottlenecks before that could even happen. Android memory management and mobile app memory usage is much different than iOS and a hell of a lot different desktop operating systems.

    As for your statement "100+ tablets released". It's not even close. Over exaggerating isn't a good idea when you're trying to make a point that is supposed to be taken seriously. Then you proceed to say " So many tablets being released with just bad specs beyond belief." Well what the heck do you suppose we do? Nobody has produced an ARM based quad core that can be mass manufactured and Nvidia is just showing us prototype silicon for their quad cores. As long as we have the cpu bottlenecks that only allow for a certain amount of apps to run then there's no reason to go past 1GB of ram, plus increasing the amount of ram would substantially increase the cost of devices.
     
  10. Scott8090

    Scott8090 TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Very Good Argument, I must admit that I am wrong on pretty much everything stated. You have very Solid and Valid points. 100+ tablets released I would say is a exaggeration in regards to the tablets "released". Released tablets was the wrong wording for the point I was attempting to speak of. Tablets stated "to be in development" is no doubt half of or more of that number. Mobile Operating systems Is not my expertise and for that I admittedly Withdraw my statements. Looks like reseach time to make that more my expertise yea! lol.
     
  11. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +91

    No way. Somebody actually admitted being wrong in a Techspot argument. Wait, gimme a sec, let me Print Screen this moment...!

    (But seriously though, kudos to you sir.)
     
     
  12. Scott8090

    Scott8090 TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Ok, that made me laugh : D.
     
  13. Morgawr

    Morgawr TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Ahhh, I remember a time before vista when your operating system easily ran in 512 mb. 1 gb of memory is actually plenty enough to slap on a full linux distribution, if the processor can handle it.
     
  14. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    Yah now it's like 4GB to do any serious work on Vista or Seven. Crazy how much the OS and applications have enhanced.
     
  15. Scott8090

    Scott8090 TS Rookie Posts: 49

    I know right!! at least Windows 7 uses the memory more effectively than vista. Heck we can make use of 4 gigs finally lol. You know a company Screws up when even they say their product stunk. Vista and Microsoft anyone XD?
     


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