Ultimate Tablet Showdown: iPad vs. PlayBook vs. Galaxy Tab vs. Slate

The iPad's finally got some competition; in the past few weeks, the HP Slate made a brief appearance, the Samsung Galaxy Tab debuted, and just BlackBerry unveiled its business-minded PlayBook today. Here's how they all measure up: » 9/27/10 7:42pm 9/27/10 7:42pm

HP Slate Tablet Rears its Square-Edged Head in Leaked Video

Admittedly, we're more keen on HP's webOS tablet, or even the ditched Android tablet (basically, anything other than Windows 7!), but this leaked Slate video does suggest that maybe it will wind up in the hands of consumers after all. » 9/23/10 8:39am 9/23/10 8:39am

HP Reportedly Tells Employees webOS Tablet On Track For Q1 2011

Ever since HP's acquisition of Palm was announced in April, everyone's been clamoring about a webOS tablet. It could be very cool! And according to Engadget, Personal Systems Group VP Todd Bradley told HP employees that just such a product, codenamed Hurricane, was on track for the first quarter of 2011. Could the » 8/10/10 3:05pm 8/10/10 3:05pm

WebOS 2.0 Coming Later This Year, HP's Windows 7 Slate To Be An…

Some interesting news from Fortune's Brainstorm conference: HP VP Todd Bradley says that the company's Windows 7-running tablet, the one Steve Ballmer showed off at CES, will not be a consumer-focused product. But webOS 2.0 is arriving later this year. » 7/22/10 6:13pm 7/22/10 6:13pm

HP Slate 500's Leaked Specs Confirmed On HP's Own Site

Several of the HP Slate 500's leaked specs have been confirmed today, including that it will run Windows 7 Premium, sports an 8.9-inch touch screen, has a 1.6 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM, and that it has two cameras—video and still. New: it's Energy Star certified. Still unconfirmed: whether it's capacitive touch,… » 7/20/10 9:43pm 7/20/10 9:43pm

HP Slate Specs Leaked, Compared to iPad in HP Internal Presentation

This leaked HP internal memo at Engadget shows the HP Slate's got a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor and five-plus hours of battery life. That's in-line with what we'd heard already, but the memo's also a great tale-of-the-tape iPad comparison. » 4/05/10 6:30pm 4/05/10 6:30pm

Begun, the Tablet Wars Have: HP's Slate Wants to Undercut the iPad

Even if you hate Apple, you can't deny they set the tone. The WSJ reports that while HP announced their Slate first, they waited for the iPad unveil to make changes, like the price—which they plan to undercut. » 2/17/10 10:59pm 2/17/10 10:59pm

The Two Wrong Ways To Make a Tablet

Tablets today are thought to be made in one of two ways: Upsizing a smartphone or downsizing a laptop. Many of these new tablets are decent, but both methods render something less than the perfect tablet. » 2/03/10 4:20pm 2/03/10 4:20pm

Slate Showdown: iPad vs. HP Slate vs. JooJoo vs. Android Tablets & More …

Everybody's talking about tablets, especially those single-pane capacitive touchscreen ones more specifically known as "slates." The iPad is the biggest newsmaker, but there are lots headed our way (most with built-in webcams). Here's how they measure up, spec-wise: » 1/29/10 9:00am 1/29/10 9:00am