Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Around the web: Asus Eee Pad Slider and Samsung Galaxy Note - Tablets of a different kind

Hardware Zone Philippines has a in-depth look at the Asus Eee Pad Slider. While this thing looked interesting at CES 2011, after reading Hardware Zone Philippines review, I realized this device is not as interesting as it initially looks. It is essentially a ARM powered notebook, with a small keyboard. Still, it weighs in at a reasonable 2 pounds. I think I would be much happier with something more conventional like an ARM powered Asus Eee PC X101 with a touchscreen and larger keyboard.

PinoyTechBlog takes a look at the new 5.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note and looks at whether it is a smartphone or a tablet. Actually, where it fit make perfect sense to me. 

In some ways tablets replace the paper. As pure paper replacements, their primary use is as follows:
The 6-inch Kindle was designed to mimic a paperback book.
The 9.7-inch iPad primarily was designed to for viewing more colorful and interactive media in the form of newspapers, magazines and comic books.

The 5.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note looks like a nice replacement for your diary and a Reporters Notepad.

A NYT Reporters Notepad from brandbook.de.

One size will really not fit all. But with the Samsung Galaxy Note reportedly being priced at over US$1,000, I am not sure how many will find the Note to be the right fit for them.

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