Asus Aims to Gun Down Apple's iPad with Powerful Tablet

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M-ManLA

I think this will be an better overall product. I want to read car and gaming mags on this puppy as well as an occasinal movie. And it will have "FLASH"! Apple read that part out loud. 

 

Electronically charged

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lien_meat

So, these are the Windows OS's I can think of that I believe can run on ARM CPU's:
OLD NT kernels, windows CE, windows mobile?, anything else?
Does win xp embedded run on arm?

I'm asking cause the picture distinctly shows winxp on the thing.
So either it's photoshopped, or...winxp embedded runs on arm...

All the press releases for tegra 2 indicate nvidia is targeting Adroid based tablets and phones for the platform, and choosing ARM processors definately supports that assumption, since windows OSes don't really do well in that market.

I want one, but I like linux.  Most people dont.
I find it funny that people are asking if windows 7 will run on it well. (try not at all unless they hack the kernel to work on ARM...)

Anyway, I'd much rather have this than the ipad for quite a few reasons:
It will likely be cheaper/performance, which is always good.
On a tegra2 platform running linux it would be possible to have flash and Java support, the ipad doesn't.
Hdmi out is a nice touch...
And lastly, I won't have to worry about apple's custom crazy CPU not being supported on any OS but their likely abandoned, non-upgradable OS in 2 years. (meaning I don't want to be stuck running a ipad/iphone only nitch OS that I may not be able to update in a couple years...that proposition scares the living hell out of me.)

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nekollx

 you know since windows 8 supports 128-bit and with the ground ARM is gaining i'd bet Win 8 would run on ARM....

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lien_meat

That's possible that win8 could support arm...but what about until then?  Arm/nvidia/tegra2 isn't gonna wait for windows to catch up.
Aslo, I don't know if it's true at all, but I heard the 128 bit rumor about windows 8 was really just a driver for a 128bit FPU for a specific chip or something...not that the OS natively supports 128 bit computing.  I don't know if that's fact or anything...but it makes more sense to me.

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JohnP

 All I am looking for is a tablet that has a screen the size of a piece of paper that can show magazines and textbooks in full size and full color that I can read in a chair somewhere. Not 9.7 inches, not black a white, not DRMed to death, just PDF and ePub is good enough for me. Under a grand.

 Is this too much to ask?

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compro01

HP touchsmart series.  12.1" screen (1280x800), not quite paper size (8.5x11 paper is 14"), but close enough for me (I can read the maximum pc coverleaf edition or the PDFs fine).  mine (a tx2514) cost me about $1000 in 2008.

The new tm2t systems will squeeze under your $1k limbo stick in a stripped down config.

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nekollx

 yes

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Pentium 0

Tegra 2 already has 2 cortex A9s in it.  And i'm pretty sure this thing wont have an extra 2 stuffed in it. 

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Keith E. Whisman

 this is what i was ranting about when netbooks started out. netbooks are just too little and underpowered and just not very usable for much more than browsing the web. now tablets with the guts of a netbook with a multitouch display now that is worth something. on screen keyboard leaves room for an optical drive and large hard ddrive or even a couple large ssd's. finally apple has something i want just missing some storage and optical drive.

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1337Goose

I have a feeling... that Asus can get it right... 

~Goose

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emzfrendcrisis

Assuming that this thing is even powerfull enough to run Windows 7 (dont even think about Vista's fat a$$). XP might not be a bad choice, cuz its still better than what the i(Maxi)Pad can do because it would be a full OS not just a little application platform.

The closer to the light the greater your shadow becomes.

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dracx619

win 7 should have no prob on this beauty. ive toyed with win 7 ultimate on a few netbook and it ran just fine

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Pentium 0

Tegra 2 is ARM powered. Windows will not run on it. 

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NAYRhyno

My ideal portable would be an ASUS UL30Vt-A1 (which is an amazing laptop on its own) with perhaps more speed but at least the same battery life (I can dream right) in a convertible form with a multi-touch wacom(multi-touch capacative with traditional wacom for more detail oriented work like drawing). Do it ASUS, and you will rule the world.

Running a full fledged OS, this could have all the usability of the Apple slate in software. I still think Apple shoudl sell their software. Imagine how well an iPhone/iPad/iPod touch emulation software would do. You could let other companies build the hardware, and still have you locked down app store if people WANTED to use it. I have been saying for years that Apple should sell OS X also, but alas, nothing.

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JohnP

 Just read that somewhere. apple puts up with the apps store and I Tunes just to sell hardware. By themselves, Apple is breaking even or maybe a little into the red.

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wytworm

Didn't they just hit a historic high for revenue? Does it not suggest that they are likely to believe they have a pretty good revenue model as it stands?

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ThunderBolt

just use a netbook?

microsoft
*tbags*
apple

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snapple00

Hopefully it won't have Windows XP on it?! 

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dracx619

mm-hmm

 

let the imaxipad slaying continue

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nekollx

 Are you calling this the iPad Killer, nothing can kill the iPad it's the greatest invention eva! Tablets didn't exist before Apple.

 [/fanboy] 

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kevintanner800

Ha, The best "Invention eva?" Have you been alive for 3 days? the iPad is not even an invention. Its just Apples crappy over-priced and underpowered take on a tablet computer. But because of how naive and blind Apple fanboys are they dont care. Even if it cost 1500 dollars and wasnt ready for a public release yet people would still take out a second mortgage on thier house to have it first, just to find out a month later that a better cheaper one is going to be realeased.

And thats why microsoft will always be superior.

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nekollx

 there are so many ways i could take your reply, [/msfanboy], lack of reading comprehension, and many more, hell i could do another [/fanboy] follow up.

 

instead.

 

*hands you a Apple branded hankie*

 

I think you have some egg right there, on your face, no, no, a little to the right.

There you go. 

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dracx619

lol

no worries nekolix, at least i understood what you were really saying...hahaha 

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dracx619

you are right sir, i shall go die in a corner

lol 

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