Linked by David Adams on Wed 7th Jul 2010 19:09 UTC
Apple A Forbes article notices that while the iPad's reception from the public and the mainstream press has been overwhelmingly positive, the prevailing sentiment among some alpha geeks has been negative to the extreme. The conclusion, of course, is that these people aren't reacting to what the iPad is, but rather what it represents: a violation of the ethos of the personal computer. The author of the Forbes article concludes that much of the anti-iPad vitriol is hyperbole, and doesn't help advance the cause. It's a thought-provoking question.
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RE[3]: Comment by truckweb
by tupp on Mon 12th Jul 2010 01:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by truckweb"
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Not sure that you understand the portion of the Gizmodo article which you quoted nor am I sure that you understand my point.

They are saying that their Ipad test got 5 hours and 54 minutes of battery life, while Apple and all of it's fanboys constantly claim 10 hours and longer.

Again, my point is that "Apple's claims of Ipad battery life aren't all that they are cracked-up to be."

By the way, nearly six hours of battery life is good, but it's no better than the battery life of several other tablets/netbooks (which also claim 10+ hours of battery life).

Furthermore, the batteries in most non-Apple devices can be replaced by the user.

Edited 2010-07-12 01:10 UTC

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