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Old 05-26-2010, 01:41 AM   #101 (permalink)
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Netbooks have a small niche market (I have no idea why, but we have some people who LOVE their Netbooks). I prefer the iPad to do those sorts of functions.

The iPad hasn't replaced anything I own (OK, the Kindle doesn't get much use, but it is much more readable in bright sunlight).
I don't have an iPad but I can see why they would be totally fun and great for entertainment.

I LOVE my netbook because it is small and lightweight, easy to get in and out of my handbag, no need for a separate laptop case. That is the best thing about it compared to a larger laptop. I use it when working out of town, in between appointments and while I'm waiting for appointments. I can do all my work documentation with our online apps, do reports with Word, and more. It does everything I need for work and is lightweight, easy to carry around, and has built in vzw modem for easy internet access. The speed is not like my fiber connection at home, but is decent enough for my purposes. And it cost only $149 when I renewed my VZW contract.
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Old 05-30-2010, 04:09 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Between the ipad and the up coming Android tablets, full blown home computers will be pretty much history in 5 years. I'm sure some power users here will disagree, but think about it. What do most people do with their home computers. Now think of all the hassles, especially with Windows computers, that come with PC and even Macs. Most people want an instant on, easy, very little learning curve device that does what they need it to do. Flame on, but you heard it here first. This is the future.
If these devices are sold with what their intent is for, they should do ok as a companion/media consumption device with basic computing. I don't think Apple or Android should try and fool people into thinking these are full blown computers or replacements for your main computer. They aren't even close to being that right now.

Most people don't realize how many different things they actually use a computer for until they buy a stripped down device that is missing a ton of things they didn't realize they actually use and need. The iPad is missing way too many things to be taken seriously as a replacement for any computer.
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Netbooks have a small niche market (I have no idea why, but we have some people who LOVE their Netbooks). I prefer the iPad to do those sorts of functions.

The iPad hasn't replaced anything I own (OK, the Kindle doesn't get much use, but it is much more readable in bright sunlight).
If people buy a netbook as a basic extension device to their main computer, the devices are awesome. Daphne described the perfect use for the machines IMO. They are great on trips and powerful enough to do things you want it to do. On the road and at home, I watch movies with it, stream video, and any basic computing tasks you want to do.
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PC world ran an article on the short comings of the iPAD and it was not good.
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PC world ran an article on the short comings of the iPAD and it was not good.
Coming from PC World. What do you expect. They are probably fans of tablets with full blow Windows on them. You know the ones that nobody wants, except maybe Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.

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Old 06-02-2010, 10:13 PM   #106 (permalink)
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ArgonNJ, you will really love what Consumers Reports said about the iPad. LOL
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:50 AM   #107 (permalink)
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Certainly given the following which I lifted from a tech site:

No GPS
No Camera
No Multitasking
No OLED Screen
An extremely disappointing 256 MB of RAM!
No Additional Touch Gestures
No Videocalling/conferencing/iChat
No Handwriting recognition
No Wireless Syncing of File Management
A Very Low Resolution Display with 25% fewer PPPs than the iPhone or iPod Touch
No integrated TV antenna or Radio antenna
No Video Out
No OTA Sync With Apple TV or Servers To Stream Video
No Low Reflective Screen Mode for high contrast Ebook Reading that doesn't hurt your eyes
Only 64 mbs of HDD space
No Gamepad attachment for Gaming With Physical Buttons/Tactile Feedback
No bluetooth, or ability to connect to a bluetooth mouse/keyboard
No RFID/IR to use it as a remote, or to tag it to yourself
No Replacable/Removable Batteries
No Flash support (no hulu.com)
No ability to connect to an extrernal hdd, or even an SDCard
A 1 Ghz processor that significantly slower than every single notebook on the market today, even the $199 ones.

And who greenlighted the name iMaxiPad. Does Apple not have at least one woman on their staff?
Totally agree!
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:37 PM   #108 (permalink)
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Totally agree!
So, after roughly 6 months and 100 posts of completely disproving just about everything the OP says... you chose to agree with him?
That might make you the biggest moron around these parts as of late. Good job!
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Hey!!!! I get in trouble when I talk like that
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