How not to make a slate! [Asus T91MT]

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Brazzan, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Brazzan macrumors member


    Jul 11, 2009
    I'm may be skeptical about how the iPad compares to netbooks, but it's miles ahead of rival slates.

    Check out how clunky the Windows 7 touch operations are on the ASUS Eee PC T91MT.

    I'm amazed he got through the demo without taking a hammer to it!
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    I only watched the first few minutes and then jumped around but that think looked awful. I've seen faster response from dead people. :eek:
  3. Bytor65 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2010
    Excellent example. Essentially I saw the same thing looking at the Archos 9 videos.

    Aside from the performance issues. Windows just isn't well suited to touch, it is a tacked on afterthought.

    I might buy a tablet (iPad/Android) or a windows laptop, but I would never buy a Windows 7 tablet. It is just a terrible fit.
  4. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
    I think these videos show why the iPad is running the iPhone OS instead of full blown OS X. Trying to use a desktop operating system that is designed to driven by a mouse and keyboard with a touchscreen just doesn't work well. If someone could come up with an elegant shell that could be toggled on when in touchscreen mode with finger sized buttons and navigation that could switch to desktop mode when the keyboard and a mouse were used, they might be onto something.
  5. MacRy macrumors 601


    Apr 2, 2004
    Oh sweet baby Jesus and the orphans, that is terrible!

    I liked how the guy kept saying how it worked quite well when it clearly didn't.

    I'd have to make some modifications to that slate with a fifteen pound mallet after about five minutes of using it.

    It is a great example of how not to do it and why a full blown o/s is not necessarily the way forward for these types of device.
  6. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City
    This is what will happen over and over again until someone pulls the plug on putting a desktop OS on a netbook spec'd tablets. Atom + Desktop OS = poor user experience. Just because you can... doesn't mean you should.
  7. bobob macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2008
    OMG - - that was brutal!

    So that's what people who were complaining about the iPad were hoping for?!?

  8. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
  9. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Might have been a better demo if the guy was using the stylus.
  10. DaveSW macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2010
    this tablet is great for dave1812dave and samcraig. They're both going to be so happy to see this. :D
  11. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    But Flash works on the ASUS! All you poor sucker Apple fanboys would have completely missed those two big advertisements on trying to browse like this on an iPad!
  12. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    Wow. Watching him change orientation was painful. Watching him try to scroll through pages using the scroll bar, until he awkwardly tapped whatever button turned on the flick scrolling mode was frustrating. The strange hand positions he had to use to close tabs illustrated why you don't use desktop software on 9" touchscreen devices.

    Hey, at least this will give the people who hate the iPhone OS on a tablet something to buy and ****, right?
  13. LinkMx macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2007
    Can someone put OS X on this think so the people who wanted a full OS iPad can shut up.
  14. jeznav macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2007
    That's already been done: Axiontron's Modbook
  15. NeuralControl macrumors 6502a

    Dec 3, 2009
    I thought some of your might be exaggerating....but you were not. It really is terrible. Maybe it would have been a bit easier if he used a stylus.
  16. bobob macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2008

    That's the one millionth ModBook reference in the iPad forum today - - collect your prize at the door!!!

  17. *LTD* macrumors G4


    Feb 5, 2009
    What a complete pile of junk. It just shows how far ahead Apple is in the touch UI game. My God, the rest of this industry is so painfully unimaginative and derivative.
  18. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Yeah, that was pretty sad.
  19. [DL] macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2010
    Woah. That... was terrible. There's your tablet with a "full OS", folks. Thank god the iPad wasn't like this...
  20. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2009
    It's all fun and good to bash MS for no good reason, but keep in mind that the response is likely due to a poorly written browser plugin he was using rather than any underlying deficiency in the OS.

    Nevertheless, it is a good example of how a traditional keyboard + mouse OS interface does not always translate well to the touch interface.

    Lastly, all the iPad detractors may want to take note that this thing has everything they were wanting in a tablet. Multitasking, flash, USB ports, stylus etc. So stop complaining about the iPad and go get yourself one of these it's exactly what you all have been clamoring for! :)
  21. shakenmartini macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2008
    The sad thing, is that this has been the "acceptable" tablet experience from MS for a long time now.

    This is exactly why I gave up on MS based tablet PC's and UMPC's. Slow and kludgy interfaces kill the value of the tablet platform.

    The ONLY saving grace of MS tablet platform in OneNote, but this isn't worth in IMHO
  22. Keleko macrumors 68000

    Mar 26, 2008
    If this is what Apple is competing against, they have nothing to worry about.

    You need a specific plugin for the chosen browser just to get basic touch functionality? FAIL

    Really unresponsive scroll and zoom? FAIL

    Need a small child available to close tabs on the browser? FAIL

    I gave up after about 2 minutes.
  23. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    Pretty much common sense. To those who want an OS X tablet, you'll be waiting quite some time. It's a desktop OS, forget it. The use of the iPhone OS tweaked was a brilliant move.

    Google will follow with Android tablets while Microsoft will follow later with WinMo 7 for tablets. Then we'll have a battle unless the iPad turns into another iPod.
  24. *LTD* macrumors G4


    Feb 5, 2009
    This is a pretty safe bet.
  25. xIGmanIx macrumors 6502a

    Dec 21, 2008
    i think some folks don't want that


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