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Old 01-27-2010, 11:12 AM  
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Old 07-16-2011, 04:27 PM   #1696
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WTI, if you want an e-reader, I would get an e-reader. **** reading anything on a lit display. Your eyes deserve better.

As far as tablets go, I can't recommend anything because I don't see the point of them.
Reading books on the iPad isn't a strain on your eyes at all. I read quite a bit and I've never had an issue. eInk is awesome, but the iPad does just fine. Outdoor reading causes more glare than eInk, but I never read in direct sunlight. And the backlit feature is great.

And tablets are luxury devices. There's not really any point other than the enjoyment. Theyre not meant to replace a laptop.
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Old 07-16-2011, 04:39 PM   #1697
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Reading books on the iPad isn't a strain on your eyes at all. I read quite a bit and I've never had an issue. eInk is awesome, but the iPad does just fine. Outdoor reading causes more glare than eInk, but I never read in direct sunlight. And the backlit feature is great.

And tablets are luxury devices. There's not really any point other than the enjoyment. Theyre not meant to replace a laptop.
There is no glare with e-ink, at least not on the Kindle. And my eyes are already exposed to lit screens for 8-12 hours a day, I don't feel like doing more of it when I read at home.

And I realize that tablets are luxury devices meant for enjoyment. I just don't understand how I would enjoy one, that's all.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:11 AM   #1698
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Pricing just changed for these units. Not as attractive as they were before...
Also notice the dumbed down CPU as well.

Archos 80 G9 (8" model):
$299 - 8GB flash, dual core 1GHz
$329 - 16GB flash, dual core 1.5GHz
$369 - 250GB HDD, dual core 1.5GHz

Archos 101 G9 (10" model):
$369 - 8GB flash, dual core 1GHz
$399 - 16GB flash, dual core 1GHz
$469 - 250GB HDD, dual core 1.5GHz

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4511/a...s-in-the-world
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:26 AM   #1699
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:13 AM   #1700
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Not sure what your personal take is, but I'll never understand why some fanbois are happy with news like this. I mean, it's great that they are stable and all, but this just further emphasizes how overpriced Apple stuff is.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:33 AM   #1701
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I compare Apple products to the Nintendo Wii - the masses love that shit, but it's not for me.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:54 AM   #1702
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Pricing just changed for these units. Not as attractive as they were before...
Also notice the dumbed down CPU as well.

Archos 80 G9 (8" model):
$299 - 8GB flash, dual core 1GHz
$329 - 16GB flash, dual core 1.5GHz
$369 - 250GB HDD, dual core 1.5GHz

Archos 101 G9 (10" model):
$369 - 8GB flash, dual core 1GHz
$399 - 16GB flash, dual core 1GHz
$469 - 250GB HDD, dual core 1.5GHz

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4511/a...s-in-the-world
Ehhh. Still very competitive. If they can hold that price point, they'll be fine and sell quite a bit. And you really don't need a barn burner for a processor in a tablet. Nothing you run on a tablet will tax the CPU that much, and you'd just be raising the component price by putting in more than you need.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:26 AM   #1703
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Apple: iPad Cannibalizes Sales of Macintosh PCs


http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/mobile/...ntosh_PCs.html


Kind of like how the IPhone cannibalizes sales of Ipods....there have been whispers that Apple might stop making IPods.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:42 AM   #1704
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Not sure what your personal take is, but I'll never understand why some fanbois are happy with news like this. I mean, it's great that they are stable and all, but this just further emphasizes how overpriced Apple stuff is.
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Most of the profits were due to iPhones. Are those really overpriced when compared to their other smartphone counterparts? I don't think they are.

It's simply a matter of volume. IMO, where Apple does the most markup is on its computer hardware, and that's a much, much smaller percentage of revenue.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:37 PM   #1705
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Ehhh. Still very competitive. If they can hold that price point, they'll be fine and sell quite a bit. And you really don't need a barn burner for a processor in a tablet. Nothing you run on a tablet will tax the CPU that much, and you'd just be raising the component price by putting in more than you need.
still competitive but it has me thinking twice about upgrading now because my gtablet is already capable of 1.5 gb when the dual processor is overclocked. Hopefully we will have a working Honeycomb beta by then and I won't have to even look at this Archos tablet.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:59 PM   #1706
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I just think 16gb is not enough. If you plan to store pictures/movies/videos/books/magazines/music/etc 16gb disappears quickly and fast. 32gb gives you some breathing room where you do not have to check the "about" and see how much space is left. 64gb is the best choice, but you're talking a ton of more money.

Also to add, you can't add space via an sd card slot.
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Here's what my options are in this situation: I could purchase a new 16g iPad2 for the suggested retail price or purchase a rarely used 64g iPad1 with 3g and wifi for 300. Can I get some compare and contrast between the two?
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I would always go brand new, so I would go with the ipad2 if that was my options. I am though mainly looking forward to the next ipad3 because the screen will be near or retina display. My one gripe with the ipad and ipad 2 is the screen quality.

(Currently own an ipad2 32gb with 3g)
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:49 AM   #1708
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I just think 16gb is not enough. If you plan to store pictures/movies/videos/books/magazines/music/etc 16gb disappears quickly and fast. 32gb gives you some breathing room where you do not have to check the "about" and see how much space is left. 64gb is the best choice, but you're talking a ton of more money.

Also to add, you can't add space via an sd card slot.
Some will say that is why you stream all your stuff. for some, that is not a realistic option. They need just allow for a SD card slot.
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:44 AM   #1709
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I compare Apple products to the Nintendo Wii - the masses love that shit, but it's not for me.
i love my ipod touch, but if my shit breaks. Imma get a ****ing Zune next time, its cheaper. lol


I love my touch though. I use that shit EVERy single day.
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:39 AM   #1710
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Most of the profits were due to iPhones. Are those really overpriced when compared to their other smartphone counterparts? I don't think they are.

It's simply a matter of volume. IMO, where Apple does the most markup is on its computer hardware, and that's a much, much smaller percentage of revenue.
I don't understand how people can argue that they are overpriced. The market helps to set prices and the market clearly indicates that the price point is in line. This is proven even more by how the competition has similar products priced below Apple, yet Apple maintains strong sales.

This is like saying that Froot Loops are priced way too high because Froot Rings are almost as good and are 35% less than Froot Loops.
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