The Acer Iconia Tab W500 in Pictures
Netbook or tablet? It can be both
There's no trackpad on the keyboard dock, but it does have a ThinkPad-style nub
The dock adds two extra USB ports and a 10/100Mbps Ethernet socket
But one of the W500's own USB ports is lost docking it to the keyboard
Next page: Better slate than never
I like it!
That's more my idea of a portable machine - one that can actually DO stuff rather than just show stuff.
Now for the predictable cry....get Linux on it!
I see the Intel marketing brainwashed you. The speed doesn't matter a jot, it's how much the processor does per clock cycle. You cannot compare an Arm, Atom, I5 etc etc purely on clock speed.
But the tablet is a new format and was invented by Apple last year, all those cool people with tablets would have got one beforehand if they'd been available.
I seem to recall Ubuntu was working on one...
...but it seems to be abandoned. I'll bet much of their research went into Ubuntu Netbook, though. There are a few other interfaces as well. I can't vouch for any of them, though.
After 7-8 years of Windows Tablet fail, they launch this. How original.
What is it with these manufacturer lemmings? Or did they listen to the people who want the full OS on a tablet - who have no intention of buying one anyway?