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I been drooling over the HP Slate Tablet 500 for a while now

being $800, idk if it is worth spending though.... I won't use it very often.. maybe a few times a week at most for a couple hours here and there. And around the house when I'm too lazy to turn my PC on.

The HP Slate isn't very powerful using Z Series Atom clocking in 1.8Ghz, 2GB RAM, and a small SSD

But its the iPad like wow factor that's so magnetic. The Active digitizer that can switch to capacitive touch screen, and the fact that its like the laptop I always wanted.. SMALL!!!!!!!

Downsides:
5-ish hours of use isn't much these days
Speed. My desktop runs 2 SSD's in RAID 0, laptop's SSD for speed.. this thing is SSD but it seems lacking
Price. $800. I can afford it but $800 seems like I'm getting shafted for what I'm really getting.. It seems like I'm overpaying by a couple magnitudes. This is my biggest issue with it. I really don't feel this device is worth $800.

Is there competition for this item? The ExoPC which some have mentioned can't really compare IMO... its 11" versus the HP's nice and tidy 9" - HUGE difference when holding. and HP is fanless - huge UP when considering mobility and durability
    
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Core i7 920 Overclock to 4400Mhz DFI LP UT X58-T3EH8 2x EVGA FTW Edition GTX 285 SLi 3x2GB G.Skill Silver Pi Series DDR3 1600Mhz CAS8 
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