Friday, April 16, 2010

Another Reason HP's "Slate" Tablet will Bomb: Battery Life

Business Insider

DigiTimes Research analyst Mingchi Kuo makes a smart observation about the forthcoming would-be iPad-killer from HP: The battery life will likely blow.

One of the most miraculous things about the iPad is the 10-hour battery life, which is especially mind-boggling to those who have ever used a MacBook or iPhone.

Why is the iPad's battery life so amazing?

Because the iPad is built around Apple's proprietary chip, the A4.  The HP Slate, meanwhile, is built around a plain old Intel chip.

If HP's forthcoming tablet costs more than the iPad AND has a standard crappy laptop battery life, it will be laughed out of town.