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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RE[3]: Price
by bert64 on Wed 27th Jan 2010 21:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Price"
bert64
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2007-04-23

499 is the initial early adopter price, how quickly will that price drop? (remember the original iphones?)...

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RE[4]: Price
by kragil on Thu 28th Jan 2010 01:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Price"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Watch the video at apple.com. Phil Schill says in this case things were different.

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RE[4]: Price
by dylansmrjones on Thu 28th Jan 2010 05:35 in reply to "RE[3]: Price"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

$199 would be reasonable. ATM this thing is three times more expensive than superior netbooks. And less useful. Or put differently. I can buy a dual core x64 laptop with 500 GB harddisk, 16" monitor and so on for the same price. Or quad core if it is stationary.

And remember, the prices in Europe will be approx. twice those of USA (it'll cost the same as the sam440).

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RE[5]: Price
by dagw on Thu 28th Jan 2010 16:02 in reply to "RE[4]: Price"
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

ATM this thing is three times more expensive than superior netbooks

What new netbook costs $170? Can those netbook give me 10 hours of battery life and does it weigh less than 2 lbs? If the answer to those two questions are no, then I wouldn't consider those netbook superior.

I can buy a dual core x64 laptop with 500 GB harddisk, 16" monitor

Again, missing the point. I'm willing to pay extra not have to carry around a 16" monitor and to not have a battery eating CPU. In this case a 10-11" monitor is superior to a 16-17" monitor and the most important spec for a CPU is measured in Watts not Hertz. There is more to computers than simply counting FLOPS.

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