Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Aug 2012 17:22 UTC
Google Nobody needs a tablet, but many people still want a tablet. This is still the core differentiator between a 'real' computer and a tablet. At least in The Netherlands, you can't function in society without a desktop or laptop connected to the internet, so people need a computer. A tablet, though? Hence, the most common thing people have told me when they played with my iPad 2 is this: I'd love to have a tablet, but not for hundreds of euros. Enter Google's Nexus 7, the first 'cheap' tablet that doesn't just validate Android as a tablet platform, but also gives the iPad a run for its money.
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Reward Apple?
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 13th Aug 2012 19:47 UTC
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"I love high-density displays, and wanted to reward Apple for taking the plunge, especially since they managed to keep the price the same."

Why? Apple wants nothing more than to control you and keep everything you do on their computers, and they are attempting to do this with their walled garden approach to software, locked-down operating systems and suing every Android cell phone manufacturer out there in hopes of downright killing (instead of competing, as it should be) their main competitor. You've wrote many excellent articles on the patents lawsuits yourself. And yet... you still want to get the latest Apple tablet to "reward" them for technical progress? Something just doesn't add up here.

I say, reward Apple once they've completely stopped being assholes for at least a year and a half (have fun waiting!). Until then... avoid everything with their logo on it. But then, I guess I'm no longer fascinated by anything that the company does thanks to all their lawsuits and instead despise the company, and they've let it get to the point that technical marvels like high-res screens don't change anything to me, so maybe that's it.

Edited 2012-08-13 19:49 UTC

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