Incremental Means Boring
Bill Quick

New HP Enterprise Tablet, ElitePad 1000 G2, Hits the Market

The device is available in a large variety of configurations, with prices ranging from $740 to $1,120. The tablet won’t ship until later this month.

The ElitePad 1000 G2 runs Windows 8.1 on a 64-bit Intel Atom processor with 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. It has a 1900×1200 display, dual 8- and 2.1-megapixel cameras and optional LTE connectivity. Available configurations include variations on the processor, storage, and connectivity.

Sounds not only boring, but overpriced.

I’m waiting to see what Asus does.  None of the new stuff I’ve seen lately gives me any urge to trade “up” from my current Asus T100.

 

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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Incremental Means Boring — 4 Comments

  1. That’s fine for you, but don’t forget people who are farther behind the curve than you.

    I ran into that last year when I upgraded my desktop. All the tech sites were talking about how Ivy Bridge was only an incremental update over Sandy Bridge. That’s true, and you’d be crazy to upgrade such a short difference.

    I, on the other hand, had a Conroe processor, and going from a 2.13GHz C2D to a (overclocked) 4.2Ghz Ci5 is a HUGE difference. ;)

    If I were to buy a laptop and didn’t mind spending that kind of money, this sounds like it’d be a pretty hefty upgrade from my last laptop, the last generation of single-core Pentium Ms, that I got in 2005.

  2. I was in a plant today to follow up on a machine we retrofitted with new controls recently. The twin that has not been updated requires a couple of code changes to display some new alarms. Decided to make copies and modify off site. I had forgotten the age of these things. Plug in a USB drive. No go. Oops, Win NT, no plug’n play. Floppy drive, damn. Find some floppy’s, yes they have some in the storeroom, all 1.4mb. Files too big to fit…

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