How Freescale made better Tablet cheaper?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by amitdoc2b, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. amitdoc2b macrumors 6502a

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    I don't want the Freescale Tablet.. but how did they make it only $200 and have many more features than Apple's iPad?

    The FreeScale one comes with:
    12-hour battery life
    Same processor speed
    Same hard drive space
    Built-in webcam!!!!!
    Adobe Flash Support
    USB Ports
    Bluetooth
    Runs full OS, not stripped down iPhone OS

    How did they do this so cheap and Apple's doesn't even have a webcam??

    Here is the link: http://www.pcworld.com/article/1857...blet_for_everyone_and_its_not_from_apple.html
     
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Edit: Im a dumbass, I actually like that approach, not so in love with the hardware
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    People have been making cheaper computers for years. In fact apple products have the reputation of paying the "apple tax", i.e., more expensive.

    The question is, whether having a desktop OS benefit a tablet computer. Apple has decided that it doesn't. There's some logic to that decision, though I personally disagree with that.

    The more I look at it, the more, I watch the keynote, and the more I ponder the usage, I see that it may have a demographic that wants the device. Whether that demographic is enough to make it a profitable device is anyone's guess.
     
  4. paddad64 macrumors newbie

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    Another question...Why is Kindle so expensive?
     
  5. amitdoc2b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I could have accepted the iPad with all its flaws if they just added a webcam. I had my credit card ready on my desk for pre-order today in case they had offered it. I would have bought the best model they had. I'm very disappointed they said it should compete with a netbook in the keynote and didn't even add a webcam.
     
  6. marksman macrumors 603

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    It comes with a full OS installed for $200? What OS is that?
     

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