Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Jun 2011 21:46 UTC
Apple So, yeah, uhm, I bought an iPad 2 today. I still don't think anyone really needs a tablet, but that doesn't mean I didn't want one. I wanted to wait until the HP TouchPad was announced, but now that it has, it seems it won't be coming to The Netherlands any time soon. As such, the iPad 2 it was. A few quick fist impressions.
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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Sat 11th Jun 2011 09:24 UTC
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ipad 2 is by far the best tablet, but I can't endorse buying something built without an sd card slot just to fuck you.

I also don't buy the need for no battery door, but that is a different battle.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by jackeebleu on Sun 12th Jun 2011 22:23 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
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Wondering, whats the SD card slot for? Saw an article on PCMAG where they surveyed mobile users and found that the majority of users use the sd card slot on their machines on average 1x every 2 years. iCloud, IOS 5, PC Free, literally kills the thought and need for physical connections, or do you have a better idea?

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Mon 13th Jun 2011 03:22 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
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I was like you once, completely ignorant of this:)

Imagine using a computer with a 16GB hard drive. Introducing the iPad.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by burnttoys on Mon 13th Jun 2011 06:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
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SD Card & slots - complete and total ignorance amongst users! There's no awareness of its capabilities amongst users. I've even see people unaware that they can just buy cards for their cameras.

Once they learn that they can use these slots and cards just like they used floppy discs or that they can just pull the SD card from their camera and stick it in any old machine their eyes are opened and they realise just how useful SD cards really are.

When I showed my family the "lock" switch and told them what that did (it keeps your data locked when you put it in another computer so it can't accidentally be deleted) again... "Gosh! That's useful!"...

I would imagine most people just see it as another slot on the computer they don't use. Without someone to tell them how to use it they won't.

I managed to persuade my lot to just buy new SD Cards (they are comparatively very cheap) instead of copying pictures off and manually deleting them. Just take the card out of the camera, lock the card and put a new one in... Instant backup!

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