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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not a bad idea at all!
by stooovie on Wed 27th Jan 2010 20:42 UTC
stooovie
Member since:
2006-01-25

Come to think of it, what do most people do with computers?

Music-check
Mail-check
Photos-Check
Video-check
Web/books-check
Play light games-check

Get it?

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RE: not a bad idea at all!
by Kroc on Wed 27th Jan 2010 20:54 in reply to "not a bad idea at all!"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Print—oh wait!

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RE[2]: not a bad idea at all!
by Moochman on Wed 27th Jan 2010 22:48 in reply to "RE: not a bad idea at all!"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

Print—oh wait!


...because you have some inside knowledge of exactly what it will be capable of at release?

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RE[2]: not a bad idea at all!
by Macrat on Thu 28th Jan 2010 00:31 in reply to "RE: not a bad idea at all!"
Macrat Member since:
2006-03-27

Print—oh wait!


Print is dead.

Just read it on your iPad.

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RE: not a bad idea at all!
by boldingd on Wed 27th Jan 2010 20:56 in reply to "not a bad idea at all!"
boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

Too big to be a PMP? Check.
Too small to be the center-piece of a home media center? Check.
An actual use case? ...huh, uhm, well...

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RE[2]: not a bad idea at all!
by stooovie on Wed 27th Jan 2010 22:33 in reply to "RE: not a bad idea at all!"
stooovie Member since:
2006-01-25

No, not really, more people stare into tiny Youtube windows than on TVs now. Or they will in a couple of years.

Kroc, you don't need to print much with is kind of device. Me myself have not printed a single page since I have Goodreader in my iPhone. And nobody's taking your printer from your real computer, or from computer at your workplace.

The point is, people can do all those things without needing to hassle with cryptic concepts like folder structure, intricate drop down menus or needing to worry about updating, backing up, malware or whatever.

iPad does make sense.

Edited 2010-01-27 22:36 UTC

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RE[2]: not a bad idea at all!
by dragos.pop on Thu 28th Jan 2010 11:28 in reply to "RE: not a bad idea at all!"
dragos.pop Member since:
2010-01-08

I know, I know:
Another gadget for a hardcore apple fan?

Does it need any other usage?

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RE: not a bad idea at all!
by hibridmatthias on Thu 28th Jan 2010 14:19 in reply to "not a bad idea at all!"
hibridmatthias Member since:
2007-04-11

porn...check

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