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Old 01-27-2010, 12:12 PM  
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:46 PM   #16
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:51 PM   #17
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Put me in with the "what?" crowd. It's a giant iPod Touch. It's a thinner smaller laptop with no keyboard. It might appeal to a niche market of "people who have iPods but don't have Apple desktops, and want to try a Tablet as a second computer instead of buying a traditional laptop". But they make non-Apple notebook computers which are probably a lot cheaper than what this is going to be. I don't get it.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:53 PM   #18
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Put me in with the "what?" crowd. It's a giant iPod Touch. It's a thinner smaller laptop with no keyboard. It might appeal to a niche market of "people who have iPods but don't have Apple desktops, and want to try a Tablet as a second computer instead of buying a traditional laptop". But they make non-Apple notebook computers which are probably a lot cheaper than what this is going to be. I don't get it.
Well, I thought it was going to be a lot like the iPhone but I didn't expect it to literally be a blown up iPhone/Touch.

Now, if they managed to get it down to Kindle DX price $450ish, then it might be a game changer. But they won't.

And, for me, I wanted it to be a good media reader. LCD <<<<<<<<< eink. So, again, a loss for me on that front.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:53 PM   #19
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This would be great for traveling, but what else? I'd rather have the mobility of the iPhone, rather than the scaled up screen with that same aps. Like I said though, something more has to be coming. If not, this could have been released quite a long time ago.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:54 PM   #20
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Put me in with the "what?" crowd. It's a giant iPod Touch. It's a thinner smaller laptop with no keyboard. It might appeal to a niche market of "people who have iPods but don't have Apple desktops, and want to try a Tablet as a second computer instead of buying a traditional laptop". But they make non-Apple notebook computers which are probably a lot cheaper than what this is going to be. I don't get it.
I'm sure it'll be overpriced,as a Mac user,I'm very accustomed to that.I just really don't see why anyone would want one.Well maybe people who just like to have the next new thing or whatever.As far as the traveling aspect of it,my 13 inch Macbook takes up very little space and is easy to pack.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:56 PM   #21
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They're demoing the book reader now.

Still no mention of how it stacks up to Kindle/Nook/etc. That's the issue.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:56 PM   #22
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Looks like a freaking joke. Basically a 10" iPod touch.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:56 PM   #23
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I'm sure it'll be overpriced,as a Mac user,I'm very accustomed to that.I just really don't see why anyone would want one.Well maybe people who just like to have the next new thing or whatever.
In terms of their computers, Mac has always been pricey. In terms of their iPods, they're more pricey than MP3 players but IMO they're worth the difference. I bought an iPod Touch a few months ago (8G, $199) and I love the thing. So if the Tablet is basically the Touch with more abilities (e.g. Flash and Java) AND is cheaper than a laptop, I would definitely consider picking one up. But the "cheaper than a laptop" part is the key...
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:56 PM   #24
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And seriously, didn't all of the huge Mac sites know this was coming? Maybe they could have called up their hosts and asked for a little more server power for a day. It's like a ****ing geocites page getting thrown on slashdot. Come on, guys...
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:00 PM   #25
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The niche for this is too small to justify the price tag they're going to give it. It's a neat gadget, and will definitely be worth the price is some specific situations. But I can't see this catching on with any casual users....
right now you are probably right but as they evolve they will end up replacing laptops completely.

i like the idea of the courier booklet ... you can read double side and you have controls that aren't in the middle of your screen.


i wish the would make the kindle 2 a booklet. it would double the screen area without increasing the size much and would allow them to make the buttons etc more user friendly.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:02 PM   #27
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right now you are probably right but as they evolve they will end up replacing laptops completely.

i like the idea of the courier booklet ... you can read double side and you have controls that aren't in the middle of your screen.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:02 PM   #28
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right now you are probably right but as they evolve they will end up replacing laptops completely.

i like the idea of the courier booklet ... you can read double side and you have controls that aren't in the middle of your screen.
Courier, AFAIK, is currently vaporware. Prototype, sure. But hardly near release.

Hell, think about their issue with WinMo 7 and the delays there. Microsoft is too unfocused. So I don't see courier being released any time soon.

Of course, I'd love to be wrong. Competition is always good.
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Launching into the iWork demo, which is what -should- separate this thing from an iPhone/touch.
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The niche for this is too small to justify the price tag they're going to give it. It's a neat gadget, and will definitely be worth the price is some specific situations. But I can't see this catching on with any casual users....
Agreed. But i wouldnt underestimate Apples ability to sell people things they dont need.
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