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This is crap. It can't replace a laptop... no ports! The web browsing sucks... no flash! If you have $500 to burn you should get this, not if you are looking for a cheap laptop.
The only 1st gen of anything I ever bought was the NES is 1985. I probably will get an Ipad or some other type of tablet eventually, but 1st gen stuff always has glitches and other issues that will be worked out of futers gens, so that's when I'll throw down that kind of money on one of these things.
buy an ipad? sup? you period?
I messed around with it at the Apple store the other day and here are my thoughts:The sound quality is great, the controls are intuitive, it works quickly and is very responsive, the display is pretty, its a nice size, its a nice weight, and its competitively priced.At the end of my experience, I was left with the same question that I had when I walked in the store: What the hell is it for? Do you need to type something? Your laptop is way easier for that job. Do you want to watch video? Your laptop or your mp3 player can do that for you already. Want to have an eReader? READ A DAMN BOOK (for free from your library)! Messing around with the IPad was like staring at a RubeGoldberg device with no end: its an astounding technical acheivement that is entertaining to look at for a while but eventually you have to ask: What the hell's the point to all of this?
Is a "luxury device", another way of saying really cool toy that will remind you of the Ipod touch, but since you went ahead and spent 500 bucks on it, you'll continue to make excuses for it and say it's not??
Around the 5 minute mark, Sterling looks like he either really hates the ipad or he's really jealous that he doesn't have one. He has this look of snarky indifference on his face.
It's a Good E-reader if you have arms like the old Arnold Scwhazeneger.
It's definately the future of E-reading (not in direct sunlight of course) and casual gaming. I can see how this is the direction all netbooks will be going. Part E-reader (maybe even the dual screen concepts shown at CES), casual gaming, light websurfing with touch controls. Communication is still more practical with the smartphone, and productivity/HD movies still are superior on the laptop.
It's pretty much the future of E-readers (not in direct sunlight though),casual gaming, and the novelty of a touch screen, but that's about it. Laptops are better for productivity, "hardcore" gaming, streaming video content, and actual HD movie playback (Blu Ray drives for example), and the Iphone/Smartphones are better for communication.
It's incredible the amount of negative comments about this device from people who haven't even picked one up. I think some of these people don't have an accurate vision of the future. This may not necessarily be the model or the time to pick up an ipad, but in say 2 years or so we are going to have some great choices in similar sized tablets and the software co's will have a chance to get innovative. Apple knows how to deliver a product that is intuitive and feels good to use and they have the balls and the fans to lead the industry. Google and others are already coming up with similar tablets that offer things that Apple left out. Here's what I want: A modern desktop computing experience but instead of a monitor, you have a docked tablet that you can pluck out when you want to take it to the couch or to a meeting or the coffee shop. Full OS. Hey G4 - Lemme do some industry analysis for you guys. I need a job!
Why the hell have a tablet size iPhone that is supposed to compete with netbooks when it can't even multitask...i mean come on. It's just stupid. It doesn't even have a USB port. Also, you give me something tablet size it should have, oh i dunno, tablet functionality. I would drop my $500 for a portable photoshop with apps
Someone beat me with the barcelona comment. I'm a chelsea fan and I am still bitter about last seasons knockout with the aid of the ref.
The thing is, this isn't a real computer. So, if you don't have an iPod touch, get this, but if you're looking for a new COMPUTER, or laptop, don't buy this. Like the video said, it's a luxary device. Just don't expect it to be a replacement computer.
Hold this thing in your hands and start using it and believe me you will like it, even though you don't NEED one. I bought the 32 gig version and love it as an E-Reader. I have access to the Ibook store as well as the Kindle store on it (you do not need an ipad for access to the Kindle store though), but I did not just want a Kindle because I love the added functionalities of the IPad. As they say in this video though, the additional screen size makes a HUGE difference in how the device operates, much more than I thought it would. I do think it is over priced atm, I just always like having the new gadget lol, and I definitely wish the damn thing would support flash. Thats great that Apple wants people to use HTML 5 or whatever it is, but here is a newsFLASH Apple, they don't-everyone uses flash!
I won't lie. I do want one for use exactly as Patrick says: a couch device. When I'm watching TV or playing Video Games, it'd be nice to just have it there when I want to look up some guide to a game or something on Wikipedia. If I had gotten a decent tax return, I would have gone out and purchased one, too.
personally I don't need one and even if I did have money to spare, I'd probably only get one just to say I have one. If I want to game, I have my consoles and my PC, if I want to surf the net, it's my laptop, I mean why bother getting your iPad online and browsing if your computer is ready and able just down the hall? I guess one benefit they can have is if they came out with an artwork paint program so if you're an animator/sketch artist/painter and inspiration hits, just bust out the iPad, an Apple endorsed pen (iBrush? iPen?) and draw so you can easily upload em online
Guess what guys, you don't need it, thats the point. It's a luxury item and that's what makes it cool. Don't hate.
I bet if they sold the iPad for $299 or $399 a very reasonable starting price.All of you would jump on the iPad bandwagon but since since times are really bad and all of you apple haters could do is point out what's wrong with the device and could care less what it does so right.apple haters try to convince one another why the iPad is so lame,but in reality in the next generation or two they're going to pick one up or another tablet device.Apple haters eat your words now because you know your eventually going to get one.oh yeah before I forget, if someone say found one or got one as a gift would you still hate on it?all done with my 32gb iPad,I love it.
The ipad is wiggity wiggity whack.
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