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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"netbook-ish," large bezel
by StephenBeDoper on Wed 27th Jan 2010 20:14 UTC
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2005-07-06

It does appear that Apple is trying to position the iPad as basically a high-end/boutique netbook. What remains to be seen, IMO, is whether it competes successfully against existing ebook readers & netbooks - or if it ends up in a no-man's land between the two (too limited to compete with netbooks, too expensive to compete with ebook readers).

If nothing else, hopefully it will put an end to the silly claim that the iPhone/iPod touch is a netbook.


P.S.
Regarding the unusually-large bezel, I suspect it's meant to give you something to grip, so you're not pressing your thumb into the screen the whole time you're using the device.

But yeah, it does give the screen a bit an early-90s laptop look.

Edited 2010-01-27 20:22 UTC

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RE: "netbook-ish," large bezel
by boldingd on Wed 27th Jan 2010 20:16 in reply to ""netbook-ish," large bezel"
boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

P.S.
Regarding the unusually-large bezel, I suspect it's meant to give you something to grip, so you're not pressing your thumb into the screen the whole time you're using the device.


It's a touch-screen, no? Won't you pressing your fingers into it most of the time you're using it, by design? ;)

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merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

"P.S.
Regarding the unusually-large bezel, I suspect it's meant to give you something to grip, so you're not pressing your thumb into the screen the whole time you're using the device.


It's a touch-screen, no? Won't you pressing your fingers into it most of the time you're using it, by design? ;)
"

No, you need to hold the damn thing somehow, right?

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

"P.S.
Regarding the unusually-large bezel, I suspect it's meant to give you something to grip, so you're not pressing your thumb into the screen the whole time you're using the device.


It's a touch-screen, no? Won't you pressing your fingers into it most of the time you're using it, by design? ;)
"

Mea culpa, I wasn't terribly clear; you usually don't apply constant pressure to one spot on a touch screen. I suspect that would cause damage to the screen before too long, or at least result in a dark spot where you thumbs pressed against it.

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RE: "netbook-ish," large bezel
by tyrnight on Thu 28th Jan 2010 02:49 in reply to ""netbook-ish," large bezel"
tyrnight Member since:
2006-10-05

Id still hit it!

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