Windows 8 Tablets Slated for November, HP is Raring to Go

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compro01

Cue the shoddy construction and hardware issues, same as their previous units.

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maxeeemum

So if the HP Windows 8 tablets don't sell will there be another fire sale. Remember the Zune was going to take out the iPod. How can HP be trusted?

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ilfipian

Price will be a factor. The Win7 slates from Samsung run pretty steep compared to Android tablets or Apple. But that's not on an ARM system either.

I've seen nothing about Win8 on ARM hardware yet. Not pricing, not performance, just stupid limitations on what it will do. Plenty of room for WIN but even more FAIL I think.

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Happy

The phrase is "chomping at the bit" (not "champing at the bit"). Just thought I'd be the spell check for the day :)

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Paul_Lilly

Saying "chomping at the bit" is actually a common mistake, when in fact the correct grammar is "champing at the bit." I don't take issue with either one -- "chomping" is commonly used these day -- though using the latter inevitable attracts corrections from the Internet community. Apparently, so does the former. :P

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Vernak

"Champing at the bit" is the original form of the phrase.

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dstevens

Does Microsoft only market to iPhone owners or something? Dead plain icons are an iPhone trademark, whereas Widgets are what make my android phone rock... fuk windows 8, Microsoft, and apple.....

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eday_2010

I guess I'll be waiting for a proper tablet similar to the Asus Eee Slate. I want a proper CPU in my tablet, not some weak Atom CPU. I actually want to use my tablet for productivity.

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Baer

I agree, I love my new Windows phone so I am used to the metro interface It is great for portable devices. I especially like the live tiles which are so much more useful than dead icons.
I will be getting a few of these as our first tablets when they come out.
The iPad has uses for sure but I also need to be able to do some serious work and if I am going to get a tablet I do not also have to carry a notebook.

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Morete

I'll be the first in line to buy Nokia's Windows 8 Lumia tab when it is released.

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Engelsstaub

Optimism: I'm looking forward to seeing what MS brings to the table.

Pessimism: Hopefully some of these device manufacturers don't ass it all up for them with lousy support and customer service. *COUGH* "Dell-HP" After all, it is a tablet (or convertible) an not a desktop where people can pretty much service everything on their own.

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morrowindsky

"Hewlett-Packard is one of the companies champing at the bit give Windows 8-based tablets a whirl,"

That sentence sounds super-wonky.

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LGA1156

November will be HP's next big tablet flop

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USraging

windows 8 has some cool features, lets just hope that they default desktop pcs to the desktop instead of metro. Don't really see a place in my world for a tablet. my cell phone can do about the same things and fits in my pocket.

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loozer

Desktop is default. The start menu just opens automatically because that's where you "start" your first desktop application...

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Morete

Will Clover Trail's specs be just as good or better than Qualcomm's Snapdragon specs? I hope they are, so that they can compete with ARM.

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