Asus Eee Pad Windows 7 tablet in the works

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Asus Eee Pad Windows 7 tablet in the works.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/06/cpy23.jpg[/newsimage]Asus today showed off a new Microsoft Windows 7-powered tablet device that will enter an already crowded market led by the Apple iPad tablet.


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I am curious as to why they are going with Windows 7. I would also be surprised if they can get 10hours of battery life on Win7.


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[QUOTE=Transmatrix;2522277]I am curious as to why they are going with Windows 7.[/quote]They are not. These tablets are based on ARM hardware, the OS is a successor of WinCE wich has been called “Windows Embedded Compact 7” by the marketing dept…

I would also be surprised if they can get 10hours of battery life on Win7.
Shouldn’t be a problem. This simply depends on the hardware.

Michael


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Already crowed market ? Thats funny. There is one option on the market, iPad. Everything else is vaporware.

I am willing to bet those alternatives suck, or pale in comparison. Maybe Google will get it right. Flash, is becoming irrelevant on these devices(as is much of the web thanks to Apps) and I can’t see anyone coming close to the coolness of the iPad without blatantly copying it.

Sorry but its not just the hardware. The software and its efficiency will have a huge impact on the battery life. I agree, can’t see it on Win 7.


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I think that Win 7 tablets are dead in the water. Why did HP buy out Palm if Win7 was so good. I can see lots of Android OS tablets coming along very soon…


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[QUOTE=ivid;2522350]
Sorry but its not just the hardware. The software and its efficiency will have a huge impact on the battery life.[/quote]This is perfectly true.

I agree, can’t see it on Win 7.
Hm. My laptop has a battery life of 8+ hours. Real world. Runs Win7 64bit. No, it is not Atom based. :slight_smile:

Michael


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[QUOTE=ivid;2522350]Already crowed market ? Thats funny. There is one option on the market, iPad. Everything else is vaporware.[/QUOTE]

Ding ding ding. We have a winner. Give that man a cigar.
There’s no competition yet. Sure, lots of “just around the corner” stuff, but nothing in the stores. This is turning into a really bad tech joke.