Windows 7 Slate Faces Off Against the Apple iPad

We don't have a lot of information on this Windows 7 Hanvon slate, but it will supposedly launch before the end of the year. It packs a camera, a trackpad, a USB port and an SD card slot. So it beats the iPad in those departments, but overall, how does it fare against Steve's magical and revolutionary web tablet?

The iPad takes the cake when it comes to zooming, as pinch to zoom is a little stuttery on the Hanvon. The Hanvon also has a more full-featured QWERTY keyboard. Whether you consider that a positive or a negative feature is probably down to personal preference, but it's safe to say the iPad is easier to type on because fewer buttons means more space for the buttons you do have (things look a little cramped on the Hanvon). Windows 7 seems to do better in the browsing and webpage navigation department, and it also loads up a YouTube video faster than Apple's iPad.

We won't ruin the whole video for you, as it's kind of fun to watch. Check out the full battle below!

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  • mlopinto2k1
    ParsianWhat could be the reasons behind the pinch zoom stuttering?
    Because it's just the regular zoom feature in the internet browser. Apple's browser was built from the ground up to work with the iPad and iPhone/iTouch. They designed it to do that. The Win7 Slate isn't stuttering. Right now, in your browser hit Ctrl+.. that's what that "zoom" is doing.
  • darkchazz
    Win7 all the way :D
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  • liquidchild
    Is that a thinner bezel I see???? I recall crapple tard on this very site stating that apple is more visually pleasing.....
  • darkchazz
    Win7 all the way :D
  • Parsian
    What could be the reasons behind the pinch zoom stuttering?