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  • damianrobertjones - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    ...Samsung 7 slate as that's the ONLY device that looks like it, acts like it and has the required screen res Reply
  • damianrobertjones - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    ...not a Samsung 7 slate and I must read the article first.


  • damianrobertjones - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    P.s. To intel - Your last Atom cpu REALLY failed in the Q550 and Motion CL900. I hope you deliver with this new cpu! Reply
  • StealthX32 - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    But I believe Apple has a patent on all tablets that have black borders! ;-) Reply
  • kishorshack - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    Dont u think everyone should come together
    Sweep this apple away
    A company that is interested more in patenting their technology
    rather than making something original n working for the user experience
    I hate apple
    It is discouraging good manufacturers n great ideas
  • NCM - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool,
    than to speak up and remove all doubt."
  • Dug - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    I would patent my design too if I were Apple. Just because they were the first with a great design and tablet doesn't mean they should share it for free.

    Before and after ipad pictures.

    Look at everyone following macbook air design.

    So yes, I would say they have made something original and as far as user experience, no one to date has even come close to ios.

    There is a reason why they dominate the tablet market. It's not because of a crappy design and bad user experience.
  • hechacker1 - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    I think that picture only shows the natural progression of technology.

    We went from trying to cram a laptop into a tablet (with varying success), to having powerful enough system on chips from ARM that made small form factors possible.

    Apple waited and got in at the right time. If you look at other products introduced around the same time as Apple's iPhone and iPad, you see similar designs.

    Apple does do industrial design right. I'll give them that. But as always at a premium price.
  • aspleme - Friday, December 23, 2011 - link

    Yeah... but I think it's missing a few points...

    No, Apple is not the originator of everything. Furthermore, Apple products don't follow the rules of technology sales. The behavior of Apple product sales more closely matches that of luxury items. Most of the people buying Apple don't buy them because they show definite improvement over former products, they buy them because they are new Apple products.

    I'm not saying Apple products are all bad... they have a lot of good points. If you want a device that does what it says pretty well and you don't care about controlling your own device, buy Apple (or a PS3). However, what Apple fans need to realize is that Apple is not an innovator, they are a populizer (yes, made up word). They then take their popularity and wield it like a barbarian wielding a broadsword, smashing everything they can. They cost too much and then try to sue the pants off anyone who offers a similar competitively priced product.

    Let me see if I can explain this in Apple (simplified interface) terms: Bands have often sung love songs, but they never catch on. Apple sings a love song and it becomes popular. Other bands sing love songs and sell their MP3s for less... Apple tries to sue them for singing love songs.
  • name99 - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    Well, if that ludicrous statement is true, then make a freaking tablet without black borders. Problem solved.
    Or are Apple competitors so dumb they can't even figure that out?
  • Synaesthesia - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    This tablet is so slow and the UI seems so choppy, I really expected smoother. Reply
  • phatboye - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    well considering that this is just an early alpha reference design that does not contain any kind of optimizations and running a very early version of the x86 version of Android I'd expect it to be pretty choppy... Reply
  • kkwst2 - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    In a couple years, we should be running Windows on ARM and Android on x86. Dual boot on either platform? Should be fun... Reply

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