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Old 01-27-2010, 04:15 PM   #16
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I'm glad I'm not hooked on buying all this new stuff. Heck I had to buy a converter box for my TV and have to carry around a portable battery pack for my cell phone.
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It would definitely be cool for watching movies on a trip, reading magazines, newspapers, etc.

So could you just get the WiFi model and tether it to your iphone?
I wonder what battery life is like. If the battery life is crap. I'd rather just have a netbook that gets about 8-9 hours of battery life...
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I'm an apple guy going years back but I don't get this at all. Isn't this just a slightly smaller crappy laptop with no keyboard that costs a 1000 dollars? Other than touching the screen, is there anything you can do on this that you can't do on a macbook?
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I wonder what battery life is like. If the battery life is crap. I'd rather just have a netbook that gets about 8-9 hours of battery life...
they're saying 10 hrs continuous usage (including video in HD), plus 1 month standby time.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:41 PM   #20
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I'm an apple guy going years back but I don't get this at all. Isn't this just a slightly smaller crappy laptop with no keyboard that costs a 1000 dollars? Other than touching the screen, is there anything you can do on this that you can't do on a macbook?
The 16GB WiFi model is $499
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they're saying 10 hrs continuous usage (including video in HD), plus 1 month standby time.
That's a bald-faced lie....guaranteed!
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they're saying 10 hrs continuous usage (including video in HD), plus 1 month standby time.
I'm so with saden. Unless they invented the 27-cell battery, no way in hell.

I could maybe see it being comparable to a netbook but without a keyboard...
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I so got a kick out of this:

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I so got a kick out of this:

Like what you did there. I don't know where that came from.
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The 16GB WiFi model is $499
Yeah OK, but what is it? Is it in impractical IPOD or just a crappy computer? If they offer a successful line of touch-screen music/game players and a successful line of laptops, what need is this fulfilling? It's like the worst of both worlds, too big to be portable, but not equipped with enough horsepower to compete with even a bottom of the line macbook (which is only nominally bigger). Don't get it.
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iPad? Really? Sounds like a tampon. I can't really see what's innovative about this thing. Bill Gates was doing this tablet thing 5 years ago.
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Is there a multi-pack??
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I'm so with saden. Unless they invented the 27-cell battery, no way in hell.

I could maybe see it being comparable to a netbook but without a keyboard...
That's kind of where I see it. Wife and I were discussing this earlier... So you carry a Laptop, a smartphone, a mp3 player and a netbook/tablet...? the categories are really spilling over into one another...
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Yeah OK, but what is it? Is it in impractical IPOD or just a crappy computer? If they offer a successful line of touch-screen music/game players and a successful line of laptops, what need is this fulfilling? It's like the worst of both worlds, too big to be portable, but not equipped with enough horsepower to compete with even a bottom of the line macbook (which is only nominally bigger). Don't get it.
I agree, it's underwhelming. Until there's a killer app I think most will be in wait and see mode with it.
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That's kind of where I see it. Wife and I were discussing this earlier... So you carry a Laptop, a smartphone, a mp3 player and a netbook/tablet...? the categories are really spilling over into one another...
Yeah as soon as netbooks come with a hd screen that are touch screens and are sold at a comparable price why the hell would you want this? And why the hell would you want this in the first place. Its just a big ipod touch, without the ability to carry it around easily. Plus youll want to get a case for it, so wouldnt you rather just have a netbook that flips open. Plus no real key board makes it useless for typing anything.

I volunteer/mentor a finance club at VCU and was talking to a few of the kids about it. Apparently the big market is going to be text books (which are already being heavily sold in data form). But all of them said they wouldn’t want to have to read text off a monitor for a 4+ hour crash session. Plus you cant really take it to class to take notes, because no key board. And it has a crappy os compared to netbooks or laptops, which means no multi tasking. So if you want to have your text book open, your notes from class, the internet for searching terms and chatting with other students no can do with the ipad. Maybe the heavy flow version that comes out will fix it, but this thing seems worthless in the day of netbooks.

Apple just needs to come out with a tablet netbook that innovates, not this piece of crap. Oh yeah no flash support and no USB drive (a usb adapter is available, but is just a scam for more money and adds to the bulk), what the hell is that? This thing is a joke.
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