Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Mar 2010 15:29 UTC
Apple Back in late January, Apple unveiled its iPad (in case you missed it), an iPhone OS-powered tablet device which it said would ship later this year. Well, the Cupertino company is holding true to its promise, and has unveiled the pre-order and shipping dates of the iPad.
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RE: Just the,beginning
by toast88 on Sat 6th Mar 2010 15:53 UTC in reply to "Just the,beginning"
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Large, touch optimized tablet *is* going to be magical.

Sorry, I do not want to offend you but this is nothing more than marketing b*llshit. "Magical" is nothing more than a buzzword. It doesn't convey anything and it's just a matter to mystify the facts about the tablet PCs. They are not more than a toy and they are not to start some revolution. A tablet PC can *never* replace a fully fledged desktop PC and whoever claims it can has never ever seriously used a computer for serious work. Try to start a larger project on a netbook, tablet PC or even notebook. You will give up very soon. I'm not talking about things like microblogging, instant messaging or short emails but rather data analysis and simulation, desktop publishing, CAD, programming, video and audio editing and much much more. Those are all things you will never be able to achieve with a tablet and that's why these thingies are nothing more than a toy IMHO.

Don't get me wrong, I have an iPod touch myself and I really enjoy the smoothness, speed and its ease of use. However, I always prefer using my laptop or even my desktop PC when dealing with just email correspondence, surfing the web or even more serious work. When I wrote my thesis, I even found the 15-inch display and relatively comfortable keyboard of my ThinkPad T43 inappropriate for longer write sessions.


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