Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jul 2011 22:04 UTC
Apple Even though I was extremely sceptical of this whole tablet thing, I bought an iPad 2 a few weeks ago. Obviously, this occasion couldn't pass by without a proper review of the thing on OSNews, so here we are. Inside, my view on the iPad 2, and more importantly, how my perception of tablets has been turned around completely.
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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by jack_perry on Sun 3rd Jul 2011 23:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
jack_perry
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For those who say that a netbook/laptop can do anything a tablet can do, I'd like to see you bitches try to use a netbook/laptop on the crapper. Or kicked back on the couch. Or lying in bed. Or on the bus. Or on a long car ride.


Uhmmm... I've done all those, except for the toilet (I have some dignity), and I've also tried using my iPad while kicked back on the couch, or lying in bed. I generally prefer the laptop if I have to do real work -- um, type -- and the iPad if I have to play games.

But Safari is a pain (not least for some of the issues Thom raises), Mail is a pain (unless you want merely to read, and even then it's arguable), the App Store is a horrid nightmare with no memory on searches (go forward ten pages, select an app to read its description, return, and find yourself on the first page of the apps that meet search criteria -- go forward ten pages again), and the machine is hostile to multitasking even when plugged in.

Honestly, I think the only reason Thom's review wasn't worse is because he hasn't had it long enough. Tablet computing has to be better than this!

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