HP's Phil McKinney explains slate PC appeal

Tablets are for consuming content, Android is for battery life

The HP slate PC that Steve Ballmer showed off in the Microsoft keynote at the recent CES 2010 will run Windows 7 when it comes out later this year; the

concept Android ARM netbook

that HP had at CES doesn't. We asked the Vice President of HP's personal systems group, Phil McKinney to explain the difference.



Mary (Twitter, Google+, website) started her career at Future Publishing, saw the AOL meltdown first hand the first time around when she ran the AOL UK computing channel, and she's been a freelance tech writer for over a decade. She's used every version of Windows and Office released, and every smartphone too, but she's still looking for the perfect tablet. Yes, she really does have USB earrings.