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Old 01-27-2010, 12:12 PM  
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:33 PM   #1141
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I give Apple fanboys shit because of their ridiculous comments. Read this entire thread and tell me I'm wrong.

The comment I made to KevB was an honest question. I do not intend to buy a tablet until they come down in price, significantly.
Your question seems insulting to me. Surely KevB is familiar with the capabilities of the standard laptop. He'd have to be a moron if he decided to buy an iPad and was happy about the purchase if he believed he could have gotten a much better deal by buying a laptop. It seems pretty clear that there is something about the iPad that makes it a better purchase for his situation.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:37 PM   #1142
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Wouldnt a laptop get just as much use, and be more useful?
Just curious...have you ever used an iPad before? Have you ever used any kind of tablet before?
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:46 PM   #1143
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Just curious...have you ever used an iPad before? Have you ever used any kind of tablet before?
No, and I wont until the price comes down. Honestly, I have no use for a Tablet. My laptop suits me just fine.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:50 PM   #1144
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Just curious...have you ever used an iPad before? Have you ever used any kind of tablet before?
oh oh! I have! I have! I actually have used all of them(iPad, Samsung (android 2.2) and Windows 7) on a consistent basis EXCEPT for the iPad2 (no exposure yet) and the Xoom(only have played around with it a few times)

For usability I rank them Windows 7, Xoom (with Flash coming Friday), iPad(1 & 2), Samsung

Windows 7 wins because I can run "real" programs on it.. but yes it is definitely clunky at times... as tablets mature I fully expect Win7 to fall off the list entirely... although if Microsoft could release a new tablet OS that let's you run desktop apps and has the FORM and functionality of Honeycomb.. they would still hold the lead .. not a chance in hell that happens.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:50 PM   #1145
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Your question seems insulting to me. Surely KevB is familiar with the capabilities of the standard laptop. He'd have to be a moron if he decided to buy an iPad and was happy about the purchase if he believed he could have gotten a much better deal by buying a laptop. It seems pretty clear that there is something about the iPad that makes it a better purchase for his situation.
Or, people like to spend money on things they dont need.
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:02 PM   #1146
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No, and I wont until the price comes down. Honestly, I have no use for a Tablet. My laptop suits me just fine.
Not trying to start a war or anything, but my point is that it's hard (in my humble opinion) to judge the usefulness of a tablet and to compare it to a laptop if you've never actually used one. That's all.
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:25 PM   #1147
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Not trying to start a war or anything, but my point is that it's hard (in my humble opinion) to judge the usefulness of a tablet and to compare it to a laptop if you've never actually used one. That's all.
The simple fact that a tablet has far less storage and no ROM drive is enough to tell me its far less useful than a laptop. I'm sure its fun to use, but no way could it replace a laptop/desktop.
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:49 PM   #1148
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The simple fact that a tablet has far less storage and no ROM drive is enough to tell me its far less useful than a laptop. I'm sure its fun to use, but no way could it replace a laptop/desktop.
No one is talking about replacing all the functionality of a laptop/desktop. It's like you're arguing about how stupid it would be to buy a bicycle because it doesn't replace your motorcycle or your car.
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btw... something Apple has done a GREAT job of.. convincing people that a Tablet should ONLY do what a tablet does.. and not be a fully functional device.

Right now due to processor and memory constraints, SSD pricing and other issues... this is true.

There is NO reason that this should remain true for very much longer...

iOS and Android will NOT be able to provide full functionality anytime soon... at best 2013 (around the time Windows will either have a viable ARM based tablet OS OR Intel will have viable tablet processors)

In the meantime, this fall you have Ubuntu coming out with a full version of Linux with a touch interface, you have the Kal-El quad-core processor and ever diminishing SSD costs.

I doubt anyone will be standing in line to buy one, but you could have some badass linux tablets available soon. It would be nice to have a device that could ACTUALLY replace my Windows 7 tablet.
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:18 PM   #1150
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No one is talking about replacing all the functionality of a laptop/desktop. It's like you're arguing about how stupid it would be to buy a bicycle because it doesn't replace your motorcycle or your car.
Because of price, yes. I'm sure its a handy device, but not at its current price.
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:30 PM   #1151
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$400 is hardly a dealbreaking price, no? You can get a 1st gen iPad (brand new) for that. iPad 2 starts at $500. That's not bad at all. About the cost of a PS3 with Move.
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$400 is hardly a dealbreaking price, no? You can get a 1st gen iPad (brand new) for that. iPad 2 starts at $500. That's not bad at all. About the cost of a PS3 with Move.
Thats not terrible, but I'd still rather spend it on a laptop.
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:40 PM   #1153
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:23 PM   #1154
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$400 is hardly a dealbreaking price, no? You can get a 1st gen iPad (brand new) for that. iPad 2 starts at $500. That's not bad at all. About the cost of a PS3 with Move.
Actually, I think the PS3 comparison is a GREAT example. Better than the earlier bicycle/motorcycle example.

Substitute PS3/Xbox/Wii with tablet. You could theoretically ask, why would anyone ever buy a PS3/Xbox/Wii when they could buy a PC to use for gaming? For the same price, you can get a better processor, more RAM, and a bigger hard drive and still play games. Why does anyone who already owns a PC buy those game consoles?

The answer is that people buy those game consoles for a better or different gaming experience.

People are buying iPads because they offer a different, and dare I say better, experience for many things than a laptop/desktop.
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:28 PM   #1155
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I give Apple fanboys shit because of their ridiculous comments. Read this entire thread and tell me I'm wrong.

The comment I made to KevB was an honest question. I do not intend to buy a tablet until they come down in price, significantly.
The biggest fanboyism I've seen in this thread isn't on Apple's side, it's the phAndroids.
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