My Alternative to the iPad

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#1 abgorn  Icon User is offline

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My Alternative to the iPad

Posted 30 January 2010 - 05:57 AM

https://www.alwaysin....com/touchbook/

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And here are the specs:
* Texas Instruments OMAP3530 600MHz with a Numonyx 512MB (RAM) + 256MB (NAND) Memory
* 8.9 inches 1024x600 A+ screen
* Main storage: 8GB SD card
* Internal USB wifi 802.11 b/g/n powered by a Ralink 3070 chipset
* Internal USB bluetooth class 2.1
* FCC, CE, UL-certified, 5V, 3.5A power adapter
* 8.9 inches pressure sensitive touch screen
* US Qwerty 24cm-large keyboard — around 95% of the size of a standard keyboard
* Cirque Touchpad
* Two Owolff high-quality internal stereo speakers
* 3D accelerometer
* Two internal batteries 6000 and 12000 mAh — it can be replaced with a screw driver
* 7 USB ports: three external, four internal, three of them may be reserved for wifi, bluetooth and keyboard
* Bi-color silver/black case — see photos — with a beautiful red back cover.
* Secured attachment system of tablet into keyboard
* Independent magnet system for the tablet — we don't want your Touch Book to un-magnetize all your credit cards while carrying it in your bag!
And you get it with pre-installed optimised versions of AI OS, Ubuntu, or Android and Chrome OS and Maemo are coming soon to it.

I'm happy enough with the specs, that it runs Linux and the price so I'm definitely gonna get one :)

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#2 Raynes  Icon User is offline

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Re: My Alternative to the iPad

Posted 30 January 2010 - 06:56 AM

Looks pretty neat, but since I can't afford anything like that, and I'm still working on paying off this damned computer, I don't think I'll ever be getting one.
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Re: My Alternative to the iPad

Posted 30 January 2010 - 07:28 AM

Pretty much every modern Tablet PC is an alternative to the iPad.

What about this?
http://www.crunchgea...e-order-at-550/

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Re: My Alternative to the iPad

Posted 30 January 2010 - 09:17 AM

Tablet PCs are, by no means, new. The only thing the Apple's entry has going for it is it's fruity progenitor.
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Re: My Alternative to the iPad

Posted 30 January 2010 - 10:57 AM

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The only thing the Apple's entry has going for it is it's fruity progenitor.



And the name... marketing genius...



all kidding aside -- where were the focus groups on this one? Did no one point out that the name sounds like its a feminine hygiene product.

My theory is that it is a phenomenon of collective psycho-synchronous behavior... each individual in the focus group snickered to themselves while checking the, "I like the name iPad", "The name conveys professionalism", "The name contributes to the brand" boxes on the survey... And so the secret dreams of individuals wishing to see Apple make a product named "iPad" came true though collective humor.
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Posted 30 January 2010 - 11:26 AM

So the Amazon Kindle has no future now (?)
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 09:13 AM

I had no idea you could get them for so cheap. When I was in the market for a tablet PC, things like this were all I could really find. I don't really have the use for one any more though.
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 09:36 AM

I still do not believe that touch screens are ready yet. They all still break easy and finger prints etc... one day touchpads will be great, but not yet.
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Re: My Alternative to the iPad

Posted 01 February 2010 - 02:50 PM

Well, I knew a unintelligent comment ^^^ would come up here.
1. The nicer (expensive) touch screens have surfaces that don't get fingerprints on them.
2. The nicer (expensive) touch screens are made with material that doesn't break easily.
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Posted 14 February 2010 - 11:30 AM

Am I the only one who saw the genious of the original "convertable" Tablet PC's?

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Been using one for the past 3 years and wouldn't have it any other way.
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Re: My Alternative to the iPad

Posted 14 February 2010 - 11:52 AM

View PostCore, on 30 January 2010 - 08:28 AM, said:


That link either didn't load correctly or has no information. Will that work with Citrix and does it have a touchscreen?
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Re: My Alternative to the iPad

Posted 14 February 2010 - 02:34 PM

Yes it does have a touchscreen.
# 8.9" touch screen
# Windows® 7 Starter Edition
# WiFi and Bluetooth
# Extremely light and thin, .67" and 29 ounces
# HD Video: Watch video in 1080p (H264HP 1080p)
# Internet: Experience the full internet on a 8.9" screen
# Edit and create documents with the QWERTY virtual keyboard
# Forward facing 1.3MP web cam for video conferencing
# Battery Life: 5hr (WiFi Bluetooth off, mini backlight)
# Package includes: power cord, power adapter, stylus, removable battery
https://store.archos...roduct_info.php
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Re: My Alternative to the iPad

Posted 15 February 2010 - 07:41 PM

My alternative to the IPad:

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 11:41 PM

My alternative to the iPad is called a laptop, and unless the iPad destroys my Laptop somehow, I plan to continue using it normally as I always have. If I find that my life is empty and pointless because there are shear moments such as on the train or in a car where I'm not using a computer and my life needs extra fulfillment, maybe I'll buy some crappy tablet, or the iPad.
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 07:29 AM

I love you all so so much. I just stopped crying because you're all soooo funny and wonderful!!!!!!! :)
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