The HP Slate looks as cool as the iPad, has more features like Flash-support or a built-in camera and offers a full operating system (Windows 7).
The iPad lacks support for Flash (No Flash videos, No Flash games like Farm Ville), has no camera (hello, video telephony?) and the worst of all: No full OS.
It’s basically nothing more than a big iPod Touch with all its limits.
I don’t know when exactly in 2010 the Slate will come out, but as long as it’s affordable, I’d probably buy it.
Sorry Apple, as much as I like your (real) computers, the mobile devices you build are a joke.