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post #91 of 379
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Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva View Post
Just because you dont have a need for something like this, doesnt mean that no one will. I certainly feel that i could use one. The only thing i do with my computer is check email and mess around on the internet and watch stuff i download, like anime. But i can easily just keep my current laptop for anything i download to watch at the odd time, and use this for everything else. I can definitely see me ponying up for this in the next several months.

Now it would be even cooler if i could use it to control my iTunes on my laptop...
I agree with you, this isn't meant to be your main computer so it doesn't exactly need the full version of OSX. It's mostly just meant for the web, reading books, photo viewer, games, planner, ect. I have my regular laptop and desktop for other needs. I would actually be interested in reading books or magazines on this more than anything though. I really would never want to own a Kindle after seeing this, the Kindle is really just a one trick pony.
post #92 of 379
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Originally Posted by Lil' Knight View Post
It should be able to do that. There's an app that can turn the iPhone/iTouch into a remote to control iTunes wirelessly.
oh yeah, i didnt even think of that but yeah, i think this thing looks really cool, for my general web browsing like reading on here and checking email i think its perfect. The only thing it cant do that i use my computer for is output dvi or hdmi to my tv, which i dont do that often anyways so meh. plus it would give me an excuse to start using a CDP instead of my computer, which ive kinda started doing anyways.
post #93 of 379
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Originally Posted by tosehee View Post
Little different question, but can it stream the musics from the iTunes on another server? Like sharing..
I doubt it can.
post #94 of 379
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Originally Posted by derek800 View Post
I agree with you, this isn't meant to be your main computer so it doesn't exactly need the full version of OSX. It's mostly just meant for the web, reading books, photo viewer, games, planner, ect. I have my regular laptop and desktop for other needs. I would actually be interested in reading books or magazines on this more than anything though. I really would never want to own a Kindle after seeing this, the Kindle is really just a one trick pony.
exactly, they just need to get more publishers signed up, like tom doherty, i need the wheel of time on this beast and magazines through the store that would download automatically every month and papers too would be sweet. What i dont want though is to have to get seperate apps for everything like NYT did, have it all run through the iBook store
post #95 of 379
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Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva View Post
exactly, they just need to get more publishers signed up, like tom doherty, i need the wheel of time on this beast and magazines through the store that would download automatically every month and papers too would be sweet. What i dont want though is to have to get seperate apps for everything like NYT did, have it all run through the iBook store
Yeah, I agree. They need one app such as Ibooks that will run all print media to make things nice and simple. The future will be all digital media, I really think that soon you will choose whether you want your magazine subscription is digital format or print format. I for one definitely would not mind just having a digital copy of magazines and newspapers to read on a tablet like this.
post #96 of 379
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Originally Posted by derek800 View Post
Yeah, I agree. They need one app such as Ibooks that will run all print media to make things nice and simple. The future will be all digital media, I really think that soon you will choose whether you want your magazine subscription is digital format or print format. I for one definitely would not mind just having a digital copy of magazines and newspapers to read on a tablet like this.
yeah and then there would never be any reason to get rid of them, in case you ever wanted to check an article again. Man im getting so damn excited about this thing. Having a decent headphone out, ala iPhone 3g would just be icing on the cake, thought 128gigs would be nice...
post #97 of 379
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Originally Posted by tosehee View Post
well, any competition and new innovation is good for consumers. This, however, seems like Itouch in steroid, nothing more.

I think they rushed the product little too early. I think they can do better with casing, might be thinner too, and get rid of iPhone compability, even with OSX Lite running in behind.
Maybe. I'm not that familiar with any netbooks that have multitouch built in, and yeah, this thing is style over substance, but that's what the mainstream wants in their tech. They want something that's easy to use and looks pretty, and the iPad is just that product. This thing is going to fly off store shelves. I have no doubt about that; and others are going to want to compete and innovate to catch up. We've seen Apple do this again and again. Apple produces the iPod, and its becomes so popular that, to the mainstream, it practically becomes the household "Kleenex" -like name for mp3 players. They produce OS X, Microsoft borrows their best ideas and gives us Windows 7. They produce the iPhone, and now everyone and their mother needs a smartphone and Google gives us the Droid. I don't think the iPad is going to go unnoticed like the Apple TV. I'm expecting competitors or iPad v. 2.0 to top this with 3D or holographic displays, videophone, and whatever we don't know that we don't need but must have.
post #98 of 379
I could definitely see this being a useful device for my grandparents. They recently got their first computer, a netbook for Christmas and they can't figure out how to use it. I've tried to explain how to use it, but they just don't remember how to do certain things. Something like this couldn't be easier to use and would be so much easier to show them to use. They don't need to do anything but go on the internet, use email, view pictures, and read.
post #99 of 379
I wish Apple could implement MULTITASKING for iPad. It's 2010 and using 1Ghz cpu to run one app is not something to be proud off.

Once multitasking is implemented, u can expect me owning one.


P.S: Another serious concern, does iPad has the trademark SHINY BACK? It will be one huge mirror
post #100 of 379
Apple - QuickTime - Apple Special Event January 2010

Well there you have it, Steve Jobs said it himself "Apple is a mobile devices company."
post #101 of 379
I wouldn't want to read ebooks on this . . . unless you've had substantial experience with e-ink then you really just don't know the difference. It's like the difference from going to a CRT to a LCD . . . but instead it's LCD to e-ink.

The Kindle may be a "one trick pony", but at least the one trick it does really well. This on the other hand is a jack of many trades, but master of none.

Ultimately it's going to appeal to a very small niche that actually have a use for it, rabid fanboys, and those that really don't know any better.
post #102 of 379
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Originally Posted by toughnut View Post
I wish Apple could implement MULTITASKING for iPad. It's 2010 and using 1Ghz cpu to run one app is not something to be proud off.

Once multitasking is implemented, u can expect me owning one.


P.S: Another serious concern, does iPad has the trademark SHINY BACK? It will be one huge mirror
I have read that os 4.0 for the iPhone should include multitasking whenever it comes out. I would imagine that this will get the same update, so that should be fixed with a simple software update in the future. As far as the back of the ipad, I don't believe that it has the shiny back like the iPods, from the video it looked like more like the matte finish on the MacBooks.
post #103 of 379
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Originally Posted by derek800 View Post
I have read that os 4.0 for the iPhone should include multitasking whenever it comes out. I would imagine that this will get the same update, so that should be fixed with a simple software update in the future. As far as the back of the ipad, I don't believe that it has the shiny back like the iPods, from the video it looked like more like the matte finish on the MacBooks.
the back is silver i believe, but i think he was refering to the glossy finish on the front which is does have, check the Ars Technica pics.
post #104 of 379
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Originally Posted by Shike View Post
I wouldn't want to read ebooks on this . . . unless you've had substantial experience with e-ink then you really just don't know the difference. It's like the difference from going to a CRT to a LCD . . . but instead it's LCD to e-ink.

The Kindle may be a "one trick pony", but at least the one trick it does really well. This on the other hand is a jack of many trades, but master of none.

Ultimately it's going to appeal to a very small niche that actually have a use for it, rabid fanboys, and those that really don't know any better.
That one trick pony aka kindle is an overpriced brick that only does ebooks. I disagree with you saying this is a Jack of many trades but master of none, this looks to be a great web surfer and e-reader among other things. I would actually rather read a book on this than the kindle, and yes I've tried reading on the kindle and I didn't like it. I can't justify paying that much for just an e-reader when you really don't get that great of savings on the books. If that was the only option, I would just as soon just continue buying books in print media. Also I think you will be surprised when these are flying off the shelves, and not just to mac fanboys. Give it a little time and other companies will be mimicing it as well.
post #105 of 379
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Originally Posted by derek800 View Post
That one trick pony aka kindle is an overpriced brick that only does ebooks.
And does them well. In your opinion it's overpriced, but riddle me this: what does this do over a well performing netbook (once you drop your obvious anti-MS bias)? Nothing.

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I disagree with you saying this is a Jack of many trades but master of none, this looks to be a great web surfer and e-reader among other things.
Except that it will cause eye strain. Guaranteed.

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I would actually rather read a book on this than the kindle, and yes I've tried reading on the kindle and I didn't like it.
Do you dislike reading from books too? It's ultimately the same experience, just more convenient.

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I can't justify paying that much for just an e-reader when you really don't get that great of savings on the books.
Let's face it, you're only really throwing a scene because of the price. At least that's how you sound.

Buy from a non-DRM shop that uses PDF files instead and convert them. It's not that hard unless you're on a Mac . . . oh wait.

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If that was the only option, I would just as soon just continue buying books in print media. Also I think you will be surprised when these are flying off the shelves, and not just to mac fanboys.
I'm pretty sure I said "and those that really don't know any better." Britney Spears used to fly off shelves too, popularity doesn't mean it's a good product.

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Give it a little time and other companies will be mimicing it as well.
Much to the dismay of people that still have a shred of sanity.
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