Unfortunately, nailing that recipe is apparently tougher than it looks, and the final result fully satisfies neither as a Windows PC nor as a handheld multimedia device. The most crippling design decision may be the choice of the 1.1GHz Intel Atom Z510 as the CPU.
On the other hand, the S10-3t has laggy performance at times and a thick body that could keep it from being a definitive iPad killer.
Check out the current HP TouchSmart laptop line here.
The touch screen is pressure-based and not capacitive, and can be used with bare fingers, but really works best with a stylus (a guitar-pick-shaped stylus is included, attached to a wrist strap). However, targeting tiny icons and window-close buttons can begin to feel like you're performing microsurgery on a regular basis.
Our main hang-ups are the use of a slower version of Intel's Atom CPU and the small 16GD SSD hard drive (plus an additional included 16GB SD card, for 32GB total).
We've gotten our hands on a handful of leaked photos of what is purportedly the upcoming HP Slate 500 tablet. Read more about the HP Slate 500 here.