HP Smartbook vs Apple iPad
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HP’s Compaq Airlife 100, the company’s first smartbook that was announced on Friday, combines the portability and design of a netbook with the hardware and software often seen in smartphones. The Airlife has a battery life of up to 12 hours, longer than what most netbooks can offer. While the Airlife and iPad are very different in terms of design, they share many similar features such as simplified software interfaces, touch-screens, and ARM processors (most netbooks use Intel processors). The two devices also both make it easy to quickly access the Internet and browse online content.
Here is a quick comparison of the differences between the smartbook and tablet:
10.1 in touch screen
Wi-fi b/g (optional 3G wireless broadband connectivity)
Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (1 GHz)
16 GB internal storage
512 MB flash storage
HP is not distributing the Airlife in the US just yet, while the iPad is roughly 50 days away from becoming available worldwide. The company also has not yet released pricing information for the new device.