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iPad

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Augusto86, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Well-Known Member

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    Limited data plans are for children and rubes. This thing is so massively fail. I pity the fools who buy one.
     
  2. breakz

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    if yuo have WiFi at home or are at a starbucks, you can use the WiFi for free, no need for a data plan. the reality is, this thing pretty much serves teh needs of 95% of laptop users, other than the occasional foray into Excel/Windows, whatever I do on my laptop I can do on this. Wherever I am.
    Starbucks WiFi is free only with AT&T plan, right? And see, that's the problem: everyone has an exception. I'd get this except I'm sure it doesn't allow for BitTorrent. Others will say Photoshop, Logic, gaming...whatever. I think that, in the buildup to the iPad, everyone's oversimplified what people do on their laptops. This thing can't replace a laptop, and it's too big to replace a smartphone. That leaves us at "people who want a third device and have $500 to spend on one." Good for them! Regardless, this thing will sell based solely on price. Or, as Conne put it:
    Ed is one of the many sheeple who will buy this stupid thing.
     
  3. RFX45

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    if yuo have WiFi at home or are at a starbucks, you can use the WiFi for free, no need for a data plan. the reality is, this thing pretty much serves teh needs of 95% of laptop users, other than the occasional foray into Excel/Windows, whatever I do on my laptop I can do on this. Wherever I am.

    You can't even multi task in these. The question is, those who may want these probably already have a laptop so why buy it? If you already have an ipone and a macbook, whats the point of the ipad? If you have a netbook, whats the point of ipad?

    [​IMG]
     
  4. MetroStyles

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    New iPad commercial

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    I wish they had this when I was in college. I would have happily got all my text books on it.
     
  6. Tokyo Slim

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    I am loving this thread right now.
     
  7. Hoofit

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    Is this the 2010 version of the Ghetto Blaster. I can see kids now walking down the street with the ipad sitting on his shoulder.
     
  8. FIHTies

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    $600 for the 32gig, $500 for the 16gig, 29.99/month AT&T data plan. I love my IPhone, and see this as an extension of that and my laptop. Will kop.
    Same here. You should have seen the stock move after that pricing announcement...Went from -3 to +3. Honestly, I think that the man is a genius. Its anything you might need when you dont want drag a 5 pound machine around.
     
  9. milosh

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    No multitasking?
     
  10. musicguy

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    Wow, what a massive fail. There's no reason to get this really. I don't see this selling well. It seems like Apple but the bare minimum of interest in developing the device.

    From Engadget:

    •It's not light. It feels pretty weighty in your hand.
    •The screen is stunning, and it's 1024 x 768. Feels just like a huge iPhone in your hands.
    •The speed of the CPU is something to be marveled at. It is blazingly fast from what we can tell. Webpages loaded up super fast, and scrolling was without a hiccup. Moving into and out of apps was a breeze. Everything flew.
    •There's no multitasking at all. It's a real disappointment. All this power and very little you can do with it at once. No multitasking means no streaming Pandora when you're working in Pages... you can figure it out. It's a real setback for this device.
    •The ebook implementation is about as close as you can get to reading without a stack of bound paper in your hand. The visual stuff really helps flesh out the experience. It may be just for show, but it counts here.
    •No camera. None, nada. Zip. No video conferencing here folks. Hell, it doesn't have an SMS app!
    •It's running iPhone OS 3.2.
    •The keyboard is good, not great. Not quite as responsive as it looked in the demos.
     
  11. milosz

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    When I fly for vacation, I usually take magazines+Kindle+netbook. Now that can be condensed into one, simpler device (every netbook I've tried has blown ass anyway). All I need the netbook for is checking e-mail and getting advice/directions. (This would be even bigger if I traveled more.)

    It's cheap enough to carry to job sites and make notes, or take to class if I go back to school.

    Don't understand all the whining - it's pretty weak as a word processor if you need to type quickly, but other than that it serves most of the needs of your average laptop user.
     
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    It's cheap enough
    I really think that that is the selling point here. had this been a 1K device all the complaints would be warranted. What you get for half that is pretty amazing.
     
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    When I fly for vacation, I usually take magazines+Kindle+netbook. Now that can be condensed into one, simpler device (every netbook I've tried has blown ass anyway). All I need the netbook for is checking e-mail and getting advice/directions. (This would be even bigger if I traveled more.)

    It's cheap enough to carry to job sites and make notes, or take to class if I go back to school.

    Don't understand all the whining - it's pretty weak as a word processor if you need to type quickly, but other than that it serves most of the needs of your average laptop user.


    I don't really see that... no multitasking, no flash, no webcam. It's much more logical to get a netbook.

    For books, a kidle-like device is much better because of glare
     
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    [​IMG]

    basically, a lot of the same arguments when the Iphone came out.


    Who bought the Kindle? Would that person pay $200-300 more to have a better eReader along with all the other functionality (watch TV/movies, surf the net/email etc)?

    Once again, I have an iphone. I have a laptop. I will kop the IPad and I will not be the only one. Are you guys really not seeing the "big picture" and all the shit that this thing could be made to do? Wake up in the morning, on the way to work have every newspaper that you need a button touch away. Check all your emails and attachments. Surf styleforum, purchase from an affiliate. Watch last nights episode of 24. On the way home, read a book, program your DVR/Tivo, order dinner etc. All while commuting. Can you do that comfortably on your Blackberry? I'm not even touching on the possibilities for mobile business people like salesmen etc. This thing is useless, according to you guys, i guarantee you that Sony/Nokia/Amazon are not taking this sitting on their hands.
     
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    this is retarded. no flash, no multitasking, no dice. and i own an air for fucksakes.
     
  17. aqhong

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    I am loving this thread right now.
    +1. Apple product intro threads are like a well-rehearsed play... the exact same characters coming out each time, saying the exact same things, all in perfect sync. The "No wireless. Less space than a nomad. Lame." guy. The "doesn't support Flash, it sucks" guy. The "no hardware keyboard, I'll never buy anything without a hardware keyboard" guy. The "why would you buy this, you can get an [x] with a faster CPU, more storage, more blah blah blah blah blah for only [x] dollars" guy. The "it's too expensive, Apple products are always too expensive" guy. The "lol Apple fanboys lol" guy. The guy that posts the obligatory Mad video and/or other parody. Guess what: The thing is going to sell like hotcakes. Over the next few years, every other company will come out with some Microsoft- or Google-based knockoff. Each one will be proclaimed an "iPad killer." The iPad will continue to sell like hotcakes.
     
  18. dv3

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    Great size for carying while traveling very light. Internet/email, books, movies. I like it.
     
  19. musicguy

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    Who bought the Kindle? Would that person pay $200-300 more to have a better eReader along with all the other functionality (watch TV/movies, surf the net/email etc)?

    Have you tried reading a book on an LCD screen vs. a Kindle? You'll realize why people get the Kindle. Reading books on LCDs sucks.
     
  20. embowafa

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    Are you guys really not seeing the "big picture" and all the shit that this thing could be made to do?
    Yep. Price point + user interface + Apple brand = win Here's Gizmodo's take, and I think they're right.... apple-ipad-just-tried-to-assassinate-laptops
     

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