Here's The Other Reason HP's "Slate" Tablet Will Bomb: Battery Life

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DigiTimes Research analyst Mingchi Kuo makes a smart observation about the forthcoming would-be iPad-killer from HP: The battery life will likely blow.

One of the most miraculous things about the iPad is the 10-hour battery life, which is especially mind-boggling to those who have ever used a MacBook or iPhone.

Why is the iPad’s battery life so amazing?

Because the iPad is built around Apple’s proprietary chip, the A4.  The HP Slate, meanwhile, is built around a plain old Intel chip. 

If HP’s forthcoming tablet costs more than the iPad AND has a standard crappy laptop or smartphone battery life, it will be laughed out of town.

See Also: HP Rolls Out Slate Tablet And (Quietly) Trashes iPad

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