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    Mazel tov! bronze trophy kohoutek's Avatar
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    Thumbs up Apple's new product - the iPad! Wow

    I think it's great. I had heard tons about it but thought this would be some useless gadget that was awfully nice to play with and little else.

    Seeing it made me change my mind. Especially for older or otherwise handicapped people who can't sit for long, have bad eyesight but are book nerds, or just generally avid readers, this might really be a much better alternative to the Kindle or similar devices.

    I'll wait for the second revision, but this is something I'll definitely buy for my mom who has a huge problem holding a laptop while lying down and unable to sit either. This looks like the idea device for people with limited mobility and eyesight!

    http://www.apple.com/ipad/
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    The name sounds like a highly-sophisticated feminine napkin.

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    more like idontcare

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    'iPad'. Apple should inform Indians that it is not related to farting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ankit7 View Post
    'iPad'. Apple should inform Indians that it is not related to farting.

    What? Oh dear. Well, that definitely does put a new spin on things.
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    If you want you can register the domains listed in the forum post below and sell the product (pictured) below. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by browntigga View Post
    If you want you can register the domains listed in the forum post below and sell the product (pictured) below. LOL

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    Your picture look so funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by browntigga View Post
    If you want you can register the domains listed in the forum post below and sell the product (pictured) below. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by browntigga View Post
    If you want you can register the domains listed in the forum post below and sell the product (pictured) below. LOL

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    hehe very funny.

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    That attempt of humor is akin to those directed toward the handicapped.

    As for the device, it will be interesting to see where the market takes it.
    It has definite potential for surfing, texting, music playing, messaging and
    such, but it seems that Apple would have given it a bit more oomph. I was
    expecting something essentially in between an iPod Touch and a low end
    iMac.

    Before putting out money for one, I'm patient to wait to see what's going
    to happen with it. Will it be enhanced with things like USB; a camera,
    memory cards, a stylus for fine drawing/handwriting capability or left as it is.

    Another point is that if the market doesn't take off, Apple will most likely
    drop the prices in an effort to stimulate sales...so there's no real reason to
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    Yes, tee hee feminine products. This tweet made me laugh.

    Asides from that, what do you think of the actual device?
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    My question to you guys is: Is it going to get rid of laptops?

    Right now yeah features are limited but in the future there will be other major companies creating products like these and there would be better features.

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    I doubt it's going to replace the laptop, but I do believe it could become a very interesting device for consumers who use a netbook or laptop for lighter tasks such as surfing the web, checking emails and the like. I think the ebook devices and low-end laptops as well as netbooks could be facing signifiicant competition sooner rather than later.

    It's also quite handy to travel with, much more convenient than using a laptop, I'd like to think.

    For greater tasks, I don't think laptops will be obsolete any time soon, just like desktops still have their place for heavy-duty tasks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by browntigga View Post
    My question to you guys is: Is it going to get rid of laptops?
    I think for a certain market or purpose, it might. There's nothing in Apple's lineup that is truly low cost/casual use, like a netbook.

    For iPhone users, this is a nice familiar netbook-esque product you might buy just to pootle around on Facebook on the couch, or read blogs, or whatever it is you might want. This is a purpose that the MacBook line is really a bit too overpowered/overpriced for. So as kohoutek said, basically.
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    nope wont replace the traditional laptop ....

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    I think it's a real shame they don't want to put OS X on a tablet, that they want their locked down closed environment to spread to computing. The choice of iPhone OS for the tablet was the most disappointing to me. I own some AAPL stock because I thought the company was on a really nice track, but I'm not very happy about this direction. I'm sure it will sell some devices, but I sure hope this isn't a prelude to phasing out OS X this decade like they did OS 9 in the last.

    And honestly, I'd never buy a tablet that can't play Flash, because watching Hulu on it would be my #1 use case

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Grossman View Post
    I think it's a real shame they don't want to put OS X on a tablet, that they want their locked down closed environment to spread to computing. The choice of iPhone OS for the tablet was the most disappointing to me. I own some AAPL stock because I thought the company was on a really nice track, but I'm not very happy about this direction. I'm sure it will sell some devices, but I sure hope this isn't a prelude to phasing out OS X this decade like they did OS 9 in the last.

    And honestly, I'd never buy a tablet that can't play Flash, because watching Hulu on it would be my #1 use case
    a hardware company with closed source software really makes no sense.

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    Check out what I found right now: LOL MadTV made a video about iPad back in 2005.

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    From what I have read about it so far it seems more like a big phone than a small computer.
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    I doubt that I'd buy any tablet type device. One thing that would be on my list of requirements if I was considering buying a tablet device would be if your restricted as to what apps you can install. Just having a quick glance at the specs, it mentions having an iTunes Store account as a requirement so possibly it is locked down to the apps that they approve.

    For video playback, I'm not sure if I would want to be staring at a 9.7" screen for watching a 2hr film. I think that typing on the screen would end up being a pain, especially if you was sending lots of emails, there is a dock-able keyboard. I think that if I had to choose between a netbook or a tablet PC i would prefer a netbook.

    I think that any tablet computer screen will be more prone to breaking when they are being transported around unless they have a strong enough cover. It lists the flash drive sizes as being "16GB, 32GB, or 64GB" for a multimedia device i would have expected it to use the same size hard drives as they use in the iPod classic instead of the flash and be at least 120GB in size.

    For me the iPad seems more like a "king sized" iPhone. I think a tablet computer should be more like them ones seen in the tv series "Stargate Atlantis" (like the kind that Rodney uses). Ok they would be more bulky but would have enough room for a full sized keyboard to be docked to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Grossman View Post
    @Dan. This is what I meant. It is a decent sized screen, approx A4 sized.

    If something like that had a keyboard so that it is like a laptop (but with the keyboard being a touch sensitive screen with full sized keys being displayed (so that so have two screens kinda like the Nintendo DS) then you would have a more versatile product which could not get a broken screen (well at least not so easily.

    I've got an old portable dvd player where you could turn the screen around 180 and have the screen rest against it but facing towards you (I think I remember seeing a tablet PC that could do that a few years ago in a magazine).

    Combine something like that with a blueray player, wi-fi (possibly bluetooth as well), a couple of USB ports, an VGA port for connecting to an external tv or monitor, possibly a RJ45 port for hooking into a wired network. With either an open source (probably linux) or a custom OS without drm or anything locking it down.

    The link at near the top of my post is to what is probably considered a very high-end tablet computer but there must be cheaper ones available with reasonable ram, hard drive space, processor speed, etc.

    I think that the iPad is more like a pda then a tablet computer.
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