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Old 04-01-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Germany
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:40 PM
 
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One app at a time? Not a laptop killer. Not even close. I have about fifteen active processes right now. The iPad can't handle that kind of flow.

It will have it's uses, for certain. But so do full powered, more configurable computers. It creates another computing niche, but it doesn't replace anything.
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Old 04-01-2010, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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One app at a time? Not a laptop killer. Not even close. I have about fifteen active processes right now. The iPad can't handle that kind of flow.

It will have it's uses, for certain. But so do full powered, more configurable computers. It creates another computing niche, but it doesn't replace anything.
THIS. Call me when I can browse CD while listening to lastfm and keeping up on Facebook statuses via the Yoono sidebar all while downloading the latest Massive Attack album.
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:32 PM
 
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These new devices are cool, but they're a novelty for now. I remember when I bought my first netbook, over 2 years ago. I thought it was the coolest thing, I could check my email on the go! blah blah blah. Then after a few months I got sick of the 10" screen and the under powered 1.6 GHz Atom. I realized that I was really using my regular laptop for everything anyways, so I sold the netbook, and haven't looked back since.
The Ipad is a just a large Iphone. When it can run Flash and burn CDs, then maybe it'll be worth it.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:15 PM
 
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Every time I see one of these posts I chuckle. Fanboys want the iPad (or anything Apple) to be latest (insert your choice) killer.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA USA
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Oh and don't stand near a window with it. Even in early spring those suckers are overheating when people have them on outside... summer is going to be an interesting time for anyone who owns one, lol.
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Boston
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It does not even have ONE...ONE...USB port. How is that even remotely useful?

It's all the Apple fanboys not realizing that Steve does not want them to have any way of connecting anything to it that would not make him money.
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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It does not even have ONE...ONE...USB port. How is that even remotely useful?
Really? Even my lil' old Nokia 770 has one, though I usually use bluetooth to connect things like keyboards and a GPS to it.

How do you back it up?
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:13 PM
 
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You use a laptop (or desktop) with iTunes to move "content" on and off.

I think it looks like a neat device, but a computer that requires another computer to make it work isn't much of a computer.
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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You use a laptop (or desktop) with iTunes to move "content" on and off.

I think it looks like a neat device, but a computer that requires another computer to make it work isn't much of a computer.
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