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 Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 27th Jan 2010 21:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Price"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Compare that with the price of unlocked cell phones. A Google nexus unlocked is around $530 for a similar speed processor.

I'm still not sure its a great deal. Should a bigger screen cost more, like in TV's? Or does small size carry a premium?

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RE[4]: Price
by kragil on Wed 27th Jan 2010 21:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Price"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Well,

compare to this:

https://www.alwaysinnovating.com/touchbook/

it is $299.

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RE[5]: Price
by NeoX on Wed 27th Jan 2010 23:03 in reply to "RE[4]: Price"
NeoX Member since:
2006-02-19

I checked out the link and that touchbook thing does not even come close. Sorry, I would pay $200 more for a much better integrated system and the wealth of apps that will come out...

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RE[5]: Price
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 27th Jan 2010 23:39 in reply to "RE[4]: Price"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Ahh, that's what I was looking for in a tablet. Unfortunately, I don't actually need a tablet. In Apple's defense, they do have more memory and a faster processor.

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RE[4]: Price
by CaptainN- on Wed 27th Jan 2010 22:22 in reply to "RE[3]: Price"
CaptainN- Member since:
2005-07-07

The price of the iPad goes up significantly when you add the 3G hardware. If they added a camera, and other radios, it'd go up even more.

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