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Old 01-28-2010, 03:46 PM   #202
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Originally Posted by kaplin42 View Post
I didn't read this whole thread, so if this is reposted info, sorry.

But Pretty much this thing will be a nice piece of overpriced FAIL!!!

http://gizmodo.com/5458382/8-things-...+gizmodo/full+



No Multitasking = Biggest fail ever. That alone will kill this PoS.
*Sigh*

It has multitasking. Just only Apple-approved multitasking, which, I think 4.0 software will change. Or one can hope.

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Originally Posted by The Rick View Post
One thing that seems pretty consistent in everything I've read is that you really can't appreciate the iPad until you've held it and used it. I've seen MANY people who were at the event say this. It does kind of make sense. It's easy to point out what we perceive are flaws (I really wanted a webcam), but until I get a chance to actually see it, I'm going to reserve judgement a little.
That and the speed. Apparently it's blazing fast. Apple's own A4 chip. That's probably the bigger news. Especially if they shrink down that chip...


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I got a Kindle for Christmas and returned it in anticipation of the iPad. So I pretty much had $300 (when you count the leather case for the Kindle) set aside for this.
That's where I'm at. And that's why I'm still kind of hmmmm, which one....

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In the short time I used the Kindle, I liked it overall. A pretty good experience for purchasing and reading books, although my opinion is that the e-ink screen is overrated. The Kindle sucks though at newspapers and magazines.
Yeah, I think my main thing with news and magazines would be Instapaper which, combined with Kindle (and it works with nook too) is, from what I hear, glorious.

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The way I look at it, the iPad should be able to at least match the Kindle on reading books. Again, this is because I think the Kindle's screen is vastly overrated. However, the iPad should be leaps and bounds ahead of the Kindle and everyone else when it comes to newspapers and magazines. Throw in the fact that you can browse the web and all of the other features, it seems worth the extra $200 when I think about it.
I think you'll sing a different tune on e-ink vs led when you spend a good chunk reading on it. And do that over and over. Long term reading is going to be a pain. If it wasn't, wouldn't more people be reading ebooks on laptops...

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Kindle 2 or Nook is the way i'm leaning

both have the improved Ink contrast and have had firmware improvements to tweak the bugs.

if you want the additional size i imagine the kindle Dx will drop in price in awhile.
Are you still leaning that way with Asus' ereader. It looks awesome but I'm not sure I wanna shell out another 150 for it.

What are your thoughts re Kindle 2 vs Nook?
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