Windows 7 Slate Faces Off Against the Apple iPad

We don't have a lot of information on this Windows 7 Hanvon slate, but it will supposedly launch before the end of the year. It packs a camera, a trackpad, a USB port and an SD card slot. So it beats the iPad in those departments, but overall, how does it fare against Steve's magical and revolutionary web tablet?

The iPad takes the cake when it comes to zooming, as pinch to zoom is a little stuttery on the Hanvon. The Hanvon also has a more full-featured QWERTY keyboard. Whether you consider that a positive or a negative feature is probably down to personal preference, but it's safe to say the iPad is easier to type on because fewer buttons means more space for the buttons you do have (things look a little cramped on the Hanvon). Windows 7 seems to do better in the browsing and webpage navigation department, and it also loads up a YouTube video faster than Apple's iPad.

We won't ruin the whole video for you, as it's kind of fun to watch. Check out the full battle below!

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  • kranose
    They both look fairly nice.. both seem quick and responsive but..well I'm still struggling to see the point of slate PC's, they just seem liked crippled laptops. Am I the only one that doesn't quite understand thier use yet?
    Rugged versions for the armed forces etc seems pretty useful, which I'm sure have been in use far far before these models?.. I suppose they're just fun gadgets for people with money to burn? :)
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  • silver565
    I don't see why windows 7 should be on slates...

    Surely they could make a different windows based OS for it?
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  • Skid
    kranoseThey both look fairly nice.. both seem quick and responsive but..well I'm still struggling to see the point of slate PC's, they just seem liked crippled laptops. Am I the only one that doesn't quite understand thier use yet? Rugged versions for the armed forces etc seems pretty useful, which I'm sure have been in use far far before these models?.. I suppose they're just fun gadgets for people with money to burn?


    Personally I can't see any direct need for one ether, but I always have my laptop and smartphone with me anyway. However from a company point of view, if we can get one that we can install vanilla java on, and has that has broadband, then it'll work great as a way for our clients to view their telemetry systems remotely.
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