Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 07:00 AM
"After months of following along, we finally got to spend some quality time with the 11.6-inch slate at Computex, and came away surprisingly impressed. Read on after the break for our impressions of this Windows 7 tablet, what that funky UI is all about, and a video of the Slate in action."
The ExoPC will invariably be compared to the hottest Slate on the market, the iPad. It packs what one would normally see in a netbook with the addition of a Broadcom Crystal HD chip so its performance will not break any records, but the big question is how well does Windows 7 work on it. With its capacitive touchscreen, the multi-touch features of Windows 7 have a chance to show themselves. Is it worth it? Well, the current generation of Slates are still fairly new and I am not convinced that Windows 7 is the best choice, but the release of the ExoPC gives us just that, choice. While the iPad is still headlining every few days, it is nice to see a greater selection coming out to let consumers figure out what best suits their needs. Tempting as the Slates are though, I hear no voice telling me that any of these are a must buy.