Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 20 May 2010.
And I bet even the dual screen version will be cheaper than an iPad >.<
I think using a full fat win7 is just wrong. It's not even designed for touch screens. IMHO android would be better (if modified for multi-touch).
Hmmm looks interesting.
Why waste such a device on smartphone OS? Win7 has been design all the way with touchscreen in mind and should work fine. Although, I would use the Netbook version.
Most Android devices have multitouch, it doesn't need modified.
And I'm gradually getting convinced Chrome OS might be the best tablet OS. Mostly because it hasn't been given another proper purpose, and is still in development.
I agree, Windows and atom just doesnt work very well together.... I have an ION netbook and although its a good combination for a standard PC or netbook (where I dont mind waiting for it to catch up), its just too sluggish for a tablet device in a world where we are spoiled by iPods and iPads. Ideally a good tablet should have something like the Tegra 2 that can support HD and is energy efficient.
Maybe Google could implement some of the ideas demonstrated in the Courier Project (R.I.P) in Chrome OS, that would be awesome
I use 7 in my CarPC, the touchscreen support is definately an improvement over the support in Vista, but it still has its issues.
Tbh, to stand any chance of beating an iPad these tablets need an OS which has been designed with a touch UI from the start, and doesn't make any pretense of trying to be a PC OS too. It also needs to be a far more lightweight OS than Windows because Atom and Windows are a match made in hell.
They had one of the dual screen units on display at the MSI Stand down at the Gadget Show Live event at the NEC a month or so back, unfortunately it was behind a plexiglass cover so i wasn't able to have a hands on go with it, but it looked really cool.
I will be very interested in one provided the price is reasonable of course, however I have a feeling they might be massively overpriced.
I have a win 7 full laptop (HP touchsmart TM2) which is also multitouch. It's excellent and I have no problems.
Win 7 has been developed to be a touch OS or mouse/keyboard.
I hope for the dual screen version with a bit of power behind it and it will be excellent.
Looks promising so don't mess it up MSI
It looks odd.. mayb its just because theres usually a keyboard in there. Will be even more odd to use.. wonder if you could open it flat on a table and have both screens running the same window.. like eyefinity.
Cool, I think I will hold tight in buying a new netbook until these dual screen models hit the scene. Oh and I second that it will be most likely cheaper and more functional then the iPad lol.
I love the idea of a folding dualscreen tablet, and this is certainly one, but there are some facts that I'd really love to have. Physical dimensions mainly, if it's still huge even while folded then that's going to be a bit of a drawback. Maybe, maybe I'd still buy one if it had the power/size to warrant a carrying bag. How well typing works on the touchscreen will be interesting as well, I just assume it will function as a keyboard when laid out like a netbook. Certainly something I'll be watching.
This, at least for the single screen version. It'll obviously be a very similar device and people will be quick to compared the two directly. Usability is one area where the iPad will always be a very strong contender.
Don't understand why ppl here are saying Windows7 and Atom are a "match made in hell"? I've had a Samsung netbook with Windows7 working perfectly for months. So much so that I've left my laptop sitting there gathering dust. I use MS Office on it and remote into the network at work along with control the network here at home. Does everything I did on the laptop with ease.
As Darkedge said about HP have had the tablet touchscreen working perfectly as well so MSI are on to a true winning combination here without a stupid smartphone OS to restrict it.
So something finally happens in the country where I live and I didn't even know such an event was taking place, great... -.-
Interesting... I would love to see MeeGo on these devices, and seeing as intel is a major contributor to both projects, it may well happen. This is a new class of device and it needs an OS that it completely tailored to make the most of its capabilities while minimizing its shortcomings. Win 7 is not that OS and neither is Android, IMO
There are far more lightweight, appropriate OSs available. Windows is designed for more powerful machines, I can only vouch for XP + Atom performance though. Maybe 7 + Atom is far better. AFAIK, Apple's OS doesn't suffer from something similar to 'Windows Rot' either, after a few months my netbook struggled to play CS 1.6 smoothly.
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