Flash and Air running on HP Slate

I wonder if slates like this will give Apple’s iPad a real run?

6 comments

  1. as much as I want an iPad- if the HP or Dell slates can really run Windows 7 they will be able to run most VSTs/ DAWs and PC softsynths- I love my Jasuto Pro and Thumbjam- but these are no match for the vast selection of powerful VSTs- likewise in gaming and browsing Flash support and the ability to run all those game system emulators [including iphone] might make the iPad seem rather wimpy

  2. as much as I want an iPad- if the HP or Dell slates can really run Windows 7 they will be able to run most VSTs/ DAWs and PC softsynths- I love my Jasuto Pro and Thumbjam- but these are no match for the vast selection of powerful VSTs- likewise in gaming and browsing Flash support and the ability to run all those game system emulators [including iphone] might make the iPad seem rather wimpy

  3. as much as I want an iPad- if the HP or Dell slates can really run Windows 7 they will be able to run most VSTs/ DAWs and PC softsynths- I love my Jasuto Pro and Thumbjam- but these are no match for the vast selection of powerful VSTs- likewise in gaming and browsing Flash support and the ability to run all those game system emulators [including iphone] might make the iPad seem rather wimpy

  4. HP Slate (+ most tablets coming out soon) = Cubase, FruityLoops, Live, Reason, Protools, VST plugins.

    Ipad = Music toys from the app store (don't get me wrong, I love a lot of these apps, but they're nothing compared to the VST ecosystem).

    Oh and let me also point out that on tablets, you can use the same sound files with different application, thats because on computers, access to the storage area IS NOT RESTRICTED!!!

    The ipad is not a computer and should not be treated as one.

  5. I agree.

    This thing would probably be a very nice portable music platform for the reasons stated. It will run a huge variety of mature DAWs and synths.

    I'm a committed believer in the power of handheld mobile music creation tools — such as my own app. But these tools work best when embracing the constraints of mobile, battery powered, pocket-sized use. Trying to retrofit the mature workflows of desktop computer software tends to be much less successful.

    But experienced electronic musicians justifiably want to do just that.

    Experienced electronic musicians say “I've got this powerful little computer that fits in my pocket. I want to do some of the things I can do on my laptop or desktop only scaled down.” That's quite understandable.

    A device such as this – combining a traditional desktop OS (in this case Win7) with a portable touch screen interface will be able to do just that. Sure there will be more clumsy areas and many things that don't quite map to the touch input model.

    But I think a lot of producers would be happy with something like Ableton Live on a device like this.

  6. I was looking to buy an iPad almost strictly for Beatmaker (yes it really is that good), and figured larger versions of my 150+ apps would be great too. This skews my whole plan. While I think I'll still buy an iPad, I'm not coveting it like I had been previously.
    Richard@PatternMusic has pretty much summed up my current outlook. (Your app is cool btw). Even with cpu/ram limitations you could accomplish a lot because you have your regular apps and a full OS.

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