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The other slates that no one seems to care about thread.

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There are some really cool slates that are coming out that are not a let down like the HP Slate and iPad. I think the best one out of them all would have to be Notion Ink Adam..

Specs

* 10.1” 1024 x 600 display
* 16 / 32GB SSD
* 1080p HD support
* Wi-Fi
* 3G
* A-GPS / Digital compass / accelerometer / ambient light sensor / water sensor
* USB / HDMI / SD card slot / headphone and mic jacks / 3MP webcam
* Battery life: 48 hours in standby, 16 hours web browsing with Wi-Fi and 8 hours HD playback.
* PixiQi Display Color E-Ink type technology..

Now the Pics...


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UI.. Maybe??

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E-book mode

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Orginal article with video

http://www.slashgear.com/notion-ink-adam-hands-on-0969281/

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  • iTunesIsEviliTunesIsEvil Cornfield? Cornfield.Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    That looks pretty slick. I'd love to see them get the display doing at least 720px rather than the 600px though.

    Is it two displays and you can see through one to the other, or can an eInk display actually go full color and backlit somehow?

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  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2010
    That looks pretty slick. I'd love to see them get the display doing at least 720px rather than the 600px though.

    Is it two displays and you can see through one to the other, or can an eInk display actually go full color and backlit somehow?

    It has a switch that allows you turn on and off "e-ink" mode. It is only one screen.

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    a lot of these look really slick, but as i asked in the iPad thread, i'm looking for something that has the capacity for digital art.

    i wonder if Wacom will get in on this action.

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  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2010
    a lot of these look really slick, but as i asked in the iPad thread, i'm looking for something that has the capacity for digital art.

    i wonder if Wacom will get in on this action.

    They already have that.. The modbook

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcwTCGlRGeg

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  • ImpersonatorImpersonator Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    God damnit, that thing looks pretty slick.

    I want one.

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  • RandomHajileRandomHajile Not actually a Snatcher The New KremlinRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    So, opinions on the Archos 9? What about the Viliv UMPCs? I'm looking for something like that, and I don't think the iPad will work for me....I have a lot of acquired video files I want to be able to play on something better than my aging Axim.

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  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2010
    So, opinions on the Archos 9? What about the Viliv UMPCs? I'm looking for something like that, and I don't think the iPad will work for me....I have a lot of acquired video files I want to be able to play on something better than my aging Axim.

    I think the Archos 9 is great but at the same time I think the Adam will be better. That is what I am waiting for really..

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  • taerictaeric Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2010
    a lot of these look really slick, but as i asked in the iPad thread, i'm looking for something that has the capacity for digital art.

    i wonder if Wacom will get in on this action.

    Why couldn't you use any random tablet pc? I see on fatwallet you can get a thinkpad one refurbished for 400 bucks.

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    taeric wrote: »
    a lot of these look really slick, but as i asked in the iPad thread, i'm looking for something that has the capacity for digital art.

    i wonder if Wacom will get in on this action.

    Why couldn't you use any random tablet pc? I see on fatwallet you can get a thinkpad one refurbished for 400 bucks.

    price and quality of tablet. i have to do extensive research on every cheap tablet to see if it's good for digital painting - pressure sensitivity, tilt sensitivity, durability of screen and pen, etc. usually the good ones are hella expensive.

    do you know if the thinkpad one is a solid drawing tablet pc?

    also the modbook is ridiculously expensive.

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  • taerictaeric Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2010
    taeric wrote: »
    a lot of these look really slick, but as i asked in the iPad thread, i'm looking for something that has the capacity for digital art.

    i wonder if Wacom will get in on this action.

    Why couldn't you use any random tablet pc? I see on fatwallet you can get a thinkpad one refurbished for 400 bucks.

    price and quality of tablet. i have to do extensive research on every cheap tablet to see if it's good for digital painting - pressure sensitivity, tilt sensitivity, durability of screen and pen, etc. usually the good ones are hella expensive.

    do you know if the thinkpad one is a solid drawing tablet pc?

    also the modbook is ridiculously expensive.

    Hmm... I honestly couldn't tell you. I can say that I was impressed with that machine last year when I saw it at a friend's house. I lusted over it then, but I can't justify any cost right now.

    I believe it had a "stylus aware" screen, so that should be a huge point in its favor. I could also be thinking of the wacom tablet I was toying with around the same time, though. :(

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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    You know it occurs to me that with all these things what they really need to do is design them so instead of lying flat, they lie at a slight tilted angle.

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Yeah, except for the touchscreen ones which use a different digitizer, almost all Tablet PCs use Wacom Active digitizers, which means stuff like pressure sensitivity. Talking about them though, isn't that HP convertible that was announced at CES out by now? Has anyone seen any reviews?

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  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2010
    Spoit wrote: »
    Yeah, except for the touchscreen ones which use a different digitizer, almost all Tablet PCs use Wacom Active digitizers, which means stuff like pressure sensitivity. Talking about them though, isn't that HP convertible that was announced at CES out by now? Has anyone seen any reviews?

    That is good right? Wacom makes the ones used for art so are the ones they put in these touch screens just as good?

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  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2010
    Dark Shroud just sent me links about an Asus slate...

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    And there OLED e-reader...

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  • taerictaeric Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2010
    EliteLamer wrote: »
    Spoit wrote: »
    Yeah, except for the touchscreen ones which use a different digitizer, almost all Tablet PCs use Wacom Active digitizers, which means stuff like pressure sensitivity. Talking about them though, isn't that HP convertible that was announced at CES out by now? Has anyone seen any reviews?

    That is good right? Wacom makes the ones used for art so are the ones they put in these touch screens just as good?

    Depends what you are wanting? If you just want to "touch and possibly drag" then the new touch screens are everything you need. If you want to get the same feedback as a pen/pencil on paper, I think you need the wacom style one. I know when I toyed with it, it was incredibly awesome to be able to get darker lines by pressing a touch harder with the stylus. (Not to mention sensing the angle you are holding the pen, along with which end. Being able to flip the pen to get an "eraser" was slick.)

    And, there is every chance I am wrong on the new touch screens. Maybe they do support pressure sensitive stuff.

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  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2010
    taeric wrote: »
    EliteLamer wrote: »
    Spoit wrote: »
    Yeah, except for the touchscreen ones which use a different digitizer, almost all Tablet PCs use Wacom Active digitizers, which means stuff like pressure sensitivity. Talking about them though, isn't that HP convertible that was announced at CES out by now? Has anyone seen any reviews?

    That is good right? Wacom makes the ones used for art so are the ones they put in these touch screens just as good?

    Depends what you are wanting? If you just want to "touch and possibly drag" then the new touch screens are everything you need. If you want to get the same feedback as a pen/pencil on paper, I think you need the wacom style one. I know when I toyed with it, it was incredibly awesome to be able to get darker lines by pressing a touch harder with the stylus. (Not to mention sensing the angle you are holding the pen, along with which end. Being able to flip the pen to get an "eraser" was slick.)

    And, there is every chance I am wrong on the new touch screens. Maybe they do support pressure sensitive stuff.

    I doubt it. It looks like all they are for is zoom and drag.

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  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2010
    Not a new slate but this has Dual Wacom digitizers...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo6YWf0yN3k

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  • taerictaeric Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2010
    Right, I am pretty sure the refurbished thinkpad you can get on fatwallet for 400 bucks has that same tech.

    I'm lusting over it pretty hard. Can't justify it, though.

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  • ImpersonatorImpersonator Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Man, that Fujitsu one sure is ugly and bulky. It's a good idea, though. :(

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  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2010
    taeric wrote: »
    Right, I am pretty sure the refurbished thinkpad you can get on fatwallet for 400 bucks has that same tech.

    I'm lusting over it pretty hard. Can't justify it, though.


    Link?

    You know they are releasinga new extra thin multi touch soon..

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  • taerictaeric Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2010
    EliteLamer wrote: »
    taeric wrote: »
    Right, I am pretty sure the refurbished thinkpad you can get on fatwallet for 400 bucks has that same tech.

    I'm lusting over it pretty hard. Can't justify it, though.


    Link?

    You know they are releasinga new extra thin multi touch soon..

    D'oh! coupon/whatever expired.

    I can repost here if it comes up again.

    And you really think this is too thick? Really? I mean, it isn't the sexiest thing on the block, but I'd love to have one.

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  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2010
    taeric wrote: »
    EliteLamer wrote: »
    taeric wrote: »
    Right, I am pretty sure the refurbished thinkpad you can get on fatwallet for 400 bucks has that same tech.

    I'm lusting over it pretty hard. Can't justify it, though.


    Link?

    You know they are releasinga new extra thin multi touch soon..

    D'oh! coupon/whatever expired.

    I can repost here if it comes up again.

    And you really think this is too thick? Really? I mean, it isn't the sexiest thing on the block, but I'd love to have one.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycZUKTZczWI

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  • taerictaeric Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2010
    Does it support a stylus? I think I'd still prefer a full size one, honestly.

    That is slick, though.

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  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2010
    taeric wrote: »
    Does it support a stylus? I think I'd still prefer a full size one, honestly.

    That is slick, though.

    I think so but I am not sure if it will be any good for art.

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  • ImpersonatorImpersonator Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I'll definitely be selling my ASUS EeePC 901 so I can buy an ARCHOS 9. It's fantastic.

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  • a5ehrena5ehren AtlantaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I'm looking forward to MSI's Android tablet.

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  • HoundxHoundx Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I'll definitely be selling my ASUS EeePC 901 so I can buy an ARCHOS 9. It's fantastic.

    I was so planning on buying an Archos 9 but the lack of an SSD option, craptacular Windows 7 starter edition - that lacks tablet functionality - and no multitouch ruined it for me. IIRC the Asus T91MT is about 1/4" thicker, slightly lighter, resolves all of the above problems and is cheaper to boot. I had the T91MT and it's build quality is fantastic. I returned it due to having two with touchscreens that were VERY inaccurate - turns out that using the asus calibration utility, rather than the windows one, would've completely resolved it.

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  • Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I'm still hanging fire till I see what Microsoft's Courier can do:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmIgNfp-MdI

    Old-ish news by now, but still looks nifty and a bit of a different take on the "slate"

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  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2010
    Mr_Grinch wrote: »
    I'm still hanging fire till I see what Microsoft's Courier can do:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmIgNfp-MdI

    Old-ish news by now, but still looks nifty and a bit of a different take on the "slate"

    I hope it is real because they have the idea of what the tablet should be doing.

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  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2010
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5DYuVN6nuY

    1000 bucks and has full blown laptop specs.

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  • InkSplatInkSplat 100%ed Bad Rats. Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I really hope we see a Chrome OS tablet hybrid thing, because I would be in heaven at that point.

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  • FremFrem Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    EliteLamer wrote: »
    Mr_Grinch wrote: »
    I'm still hanging fire till I see what Microsoft's Courier can do:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmIgNfp-MdI

    Old-ish news by now, but still looks nifty and a bit of a different take on the "slate"

    I hope it is real because they have the idea of what the tablet should be doing.

    That looks neat, but I had a hard time following the gestures. One time she used the pinch, she closed a notebook, another time she flipped out to a larger view. Pie menus FTW, though.

    I do like the "One pane is content creation/storage, the other is content retrieval" metaphor they had going. And writing anywhere on the screen with a pen is just neat in general.


    Also, what happened to Microsoft Origami from eons ago? Was that just going to be a weird netbook type thing, or a tablet hybrid?

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  • MechanicalMechanical Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Mr_Grinch wrote: »
    I'm still hanging fire till I see what Microsoft's Courier can do.

    Okay, that's more like what I'd think these could be used for. Looks pretty damn cool.

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  • ImpersonatorImpersonator Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Apparently the Archos 9 is a POS. It's slow as hell and stutters with fullscreen flash.

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  • Ghostly ClockworkGhostly Clockwork Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Agree with the Courier. The iPad, I was meh about, but the Courier, that looks really innovative, llike nothing I've seen before, other than the Hitchhikers Guide or The Young Lady's Illustrated Primer from "The Diamond Age". I almost think that's something that the iPad almost...lost in a way. It dosn't look like sci-fi made real. The iPhone did, I think even though I'm not a fan, it was something that we've only read about, and then there it was.

    I just hope they put it out soon...I would love for them to announce WinMo7, and then say, "Oh, one more thing." And start showing off the Courier. I really don't think anyone could put the iPad and the Courier next to each other and say, "Gimme the iPad!"

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  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2010
    MS. Needs to release it soon though. If it comes out two years from now and even if it's perfect and way better than the ipad it won't matter. You can just tell from this thread vs the ipad thread no one seems to care about the other tablets. So if the other companies don't act fast they won't get a market share

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  • Ghostly ClockworkGhostly Clockwork Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Oh, no question. They have...ohh, lets say, 6 months? The 3G verson is released in April, so that'll have them 3 months ahead, enough time to have a big show of it in April to try and overshadow the iPad release. 3 months for hype to build, and boom. But any longer than that, it'll be too late. Sooner is better no question, and isn't there some sort of show coming up soon?

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  • taerictaeric Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2010
    Dragon6860 wrote: »
    Oh, no question. They have...ohh, lets say, 6 months? The 3G verson is released in April, so that'll have them 3 months ahead, enough time to have a big show of it in April to try and overshadow the iPad release. 3 months for hype to build, and boom. But any longer than that, it'll be too late. Sooner is better no question, and isn't there some sort of show coming up soon?

    The problem is that nobody has the audience that Apple does. There will be some slick devices. Hell, just those demoed at CES were slick enough. Some with an already similar price. Unless you were looking, you didn't hear about them. 3d TV was about all the general public heard.

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  • Ghostly ClockworkGhostly Clockwork Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Agreed, Apple has a MASSIVE mindshare. But, at the same time, that can work against you. I think a lot of people were meh about the iPad just because of the extreme levels of hype. This is the chance to swoop in, If MS uses the upcoming show to show off WinMo7 and the Courier, the ball could start rolling, with articles about how MS and Apple are gonna be fighting for the tablet market, anything to get people talking. Of course, for all I know, the Courier could be dead in the water, and it's never going to come out. When's the last time we had any info? November?

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