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HP Has a Second, Android-powered Slate PC

That's right, folks, HP has another Slate PC and this one is packing Android. TechCrunch cites a source who claims to have a Slate that is "almost identical in every respect to the one he showed off except for the OS." The source details that their tablet might be just a smidgen smaller than the one Ballmer showed off, but other than that, it looks just like the Windows version seen on Wednesday.

Other than that, there's no other details so still no specifications (sniff), but going on OS alone, would you prefer the Windows Slate or the Android Slate? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • deadlockedworld
    Android!
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  • NapoleonDK
    I just got my first Android phone a few weeks ago, and I love it. I really think the future is Android. I also hope Android will run considerably faster than Windows 7 would on the same hardware. I understand that both operating systems have performance/security/application base pros and cons, but I foresee more people complaining about how Windows 7 would underperform, or that they couldn't play Crysis on it. Android will only get better and better, while Windows 7 will (probably) just get slower and slower with each hotfix, update, and service pack.
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  • gwolfman
    NapoleonDK...or that they couldn't play Crysis on it.lolz for trying to ninja that one in there +1
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  • gnesterenko
    Why does everyone here always comment as if there is only one logical form factor with one always emerging in some always distant future as the ultimate victor. It's called 'market segmentation', people!

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  • gnesterenko
    Add to the above comment this:

    "The views expressed here are mine and do not reflect the official opinion of my employer or the organization through which the Internet was accessed."
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  • back_by_demand
    Prefer Windows, there are still a few of my favourite programs that don't work on Android and i'm not ready to start using an alternate i'm not quite happy with just yet.

    Also the above comment about Win 7 running slower with each update, I have been running it now for 6 months and there has been no system slowdown. Please feel free to share your own actual experiences of Windows 7 slowing down, since there have been lots of updates already.
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  • matchboxmatt
    I haven't tried Android, but if I were to get a tablet it'd probably be for drawing and creating stuff in Photoshop, so Windows feels like a no-brainer.

    I'm sure some people will end up getting it for the touch-interface gimmick though (nothing wrong with that), so the Android version will probably end up really popular.
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  • RooD
    Ill take the android one, sick of windows
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  • back_by_demand
    23 years ago, Star Trek The Next Generation saw crew members walking around with PADD devices. Ever since then it has been an ambition of tech lovers to have one. Maybe the arguement about which OS it runs shouldn't be as important as we are all making out. Maybe we should be focussing on the fact that pretty much everything Roddenberry dreamed up as fiction people have gone out of their way to turn into reality.

    Ok, so now we have the PADD, next stop is tranporters and holodecks and when they do get holodecks up and running... I want it to play Crysis
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  • frozenlead
    back_by_demandOk, so now we have the PADD, next stop is tranporters and holodecks and when they do get holodecks up and running... I want it to play Crysis
    I'm most excited about the holodecks, but you can't forget warp stuff. Faster than light travel? Gimme!
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