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Old 10-06-2010, 12:00 AM
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Default Netbook Navigator Nav 9 Slate PC = The Suck

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.laptopmag.com/review/tablets/netbook-navigator-nav-9-slate-pc.aspx' target='_blank'>http://www.laptopmag.com/review/tab...9-slate-pc.aspx</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"With friends like these, Microsoft doesn't need enemies. Reminiscent of the exceedingly mediocre Archos 9 PCTablet, little-known company Netbook Navigator is entering the market with the 8.9-inch Nav 9. This Windows 7 slate has even shorter battery life and an equally frustrating resistive touchscreen. Oh, and it costs almost as much as two entry-level iPads. It's a shame, too, since Microsoft, already late to the tablet game, has barely any Windows 7 slates to show for all of its talk about going after the iPad with "big guns." So far, this seems the best its partners can do."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1286317974.usr1.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Ouch. But you really have to wonder what the guys at Netbook Navigator were thinking with this product? <em>"Hey, let's make something that's twice as heavy as an iPad, an awful resistive touch screen, and costs twice as much as an iPad. Win? WIN! &lt;high fives all around&gt;"</em> If you can't bring a product to market with some sort of notable advantage over your&nbsp;competitor, what's the point? Sure, it can run real Windows applications, but with &nbsp;a battery life of only 2 hours and 47 minutes, you won't be doing that for long. Windows 7 is an ugly choice for slates - that seems to be a clear fact based on what we've seen thus far.</p>
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