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Re: GIT Makes Linux Tablets

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____/ Sinister Midget on Friday 16 Sep 2011 11:17 : \____

> On 2011-09-16, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>> ____/ Sinister Midget on Friday 16 Sep 2011 00:32 : \____
>>> On 2011-09-14, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>>>> http://www.androidguys.com/2011/09/13/git-unveils-moderately-priced-honeycomb-tablet/
>>>    10.1-inch, 1080 x 768 display
>>> Too large for my tastes.
>>> The site actually says it's 1280 x 768. Still, a 10" screen is larger
>>> than I'd want to lug around in a tablet.
>>>    250GB HDD
>>> What? Now it's too fragile. And it needs too much energy, and it's too
>>> heavy.
>>> It would have to be user-accessible to suit me so I could replace that
>>> thing with a decent SSD.
>>>    GPS
>>> I don't see how that would be much use without 3G/4G available. It has
>>> wifi, but wifi isn't always available and/or open. You might be able to
>>> bluetooth it to your phone. But chances are the phone would have its
>>> own GPS capability.
>>> I'll stick with 7" models because they're my idea of the perfect size.
>>> If they made one like that in my perfect size, _AND_ I could swap out
>>> the hard drive, I'd consider it. But I'm sure those are good specs for
>>> somebody or they wouldn't make them.
>> This seems like a special tablet for a certain market. Frankly, those small
>> screen tablets with lack of storage capacity seem pretty useless to me. They
>> seem like accessories.
> Storage is one thing. But a hot, heavy, energy-wasting /hard drive/ ??
> As I say. let me put an SSD in its place and we can talk.
> "Small screens" are relative. A phone is a "small screen." I've seen
> the 10" models and they're just too large. The resolution is usually
> better, sure. But sometimes not enough to warrant the extra real
> estate. Trying to hold the thing gets difficult when you get too large.
> You end up holding it in your lap or put it on a table because holding
> it in a hand isn't very easy for very long. Basically you almost end up
> with a keyboardless laptop or netbook.
> I have a 7" tablet. I wanted the 10" ones until I started seeing them
> in person. If I'm going to carry one that size around I'd rather it be
> my netbook. The battery will last longer, isn't going to be that much
> heavier, and the screen has better built-in protection.
> I still don't see what good the GPS is unless you have another device
> that can stay connected. Either a phone, which likely already has it,
> or a dongle. The use of a dongle would further complicate things to me
> because you'd have to have yet another deviee hanging off the side,
> adding to the size. The use of the phone wouldn't do much good unless
> you're using an older one without GPS. I'm not even sure that would
> work that well, though.
> Choice is good. I choose not to have anything that large, won't be
> bowled over by features that rely on a constant connection without the
> means being included, and especially something that may provide more
> storage, but only by upping the cost in terms of weight, heat and
> battery life.

Perhaps there are a million souls out there who use GPS on a daily basis for their job.
If this tablet targets this niche, that's a big enough market worth hundreds of

If all tablets were generic, competition would be tough for them.

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