Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jan 2010 19:45 UTC
Apple In what everybody already saw coming for weeks (months) now, Apple has just unveiled its latest product, a tablet called the iPad. Basically a bigger version of the iPhone, Steve Jobs presented the iPad during a press event in San Francisco. The most interesting news? It's powered by... An Apple processor, called the A4. The most shocking news? The price.
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What a let down!!
by kragil on Wed 27th Jan 2010 19:59 UTC
kragil
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2006-01-04

700 gramms and 1,3 cm thick is nice. Display is 9,7 inch, which is OK (19 cm × 13 cm).

Everything is backlid .. worthless as a ebook reader.
Good as a gaming device and great for Apple fans.

But I will buy a one of those Android tablet with a high res Pixel Qi screen (1024x600 minimum), that can work without a backlight. I want to read my PDFs. Thank you very much.

Edited 2010-01-27 20:06 UTC

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RE: What a let down!!
by Moochman on Wed 27th Jan 2010 20:27 in reply to "What a let down!!"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

But I will buy a one of those Android tablet with a high res Pixel Qi screen (1024x600 minimum), that can work without a backlight.


Sounds good, I hadn't heard of that up to now. Is this the one you mean?

http://www.slashgear.com/notion-ink-tegra-android-smartpad-uses-pix...

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RE[2]: What a let down!!
by kragil on Wed 27th Jan 2010 23:47 in reply to "RE: What a let down!!"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Exactly!

This thing blow the iPad out of the water for reading.(although iPad sounds like a womens hygiene product, so maybe water is the wrong word here.)

CES 2010 videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLEtIOBdRIM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy9fPc1yGSU
(It can do "no backlight" and 1080p)

Edited 2010-01-27 23:50 UTC

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RE: What a let down!!
by dagw on Wed 27th Jan 2010 20:47 in reply to "What a let down!!"
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

Agreed. I was hoping that Apple would do something cool with the screen. And while some people might consider a glossy IPS screen cool, it is not at all what I want. My main use case for this sort of device is reading PDF and HTML documents. Glossy IPS screens aren't conducive to that. I really hope those Pixel Qi screen based tablets start leaving the proof of concept stage and start entering stores near me. I want a tablet, I have $500, but unfortunately the iPad isn't quite what I want.

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RE: What a let down!!
by CaptainN- on Wed 27th Jan 2010 22:23 in reply to "What a let down!!"
CaptainN- Member since:
2005-07-07

I agree. I'm actually more excited about an Android device with Pixel Qi tech now than I was before the iPad announcement.

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