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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Tablets are light and always on
by _xmv on Mon 4th Jul 2011 13:09 UTC
_xmv
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2008-12-09

No one seems to explain WHY tablets are seemless, and laptops are not. It's just, its tablets, its magical.
Kind of annoying Appleish talk don't you think?

The truth of the matter, in my eyes that is, is that the tablet is:
- light
- always on
- long battery life
- no need to unfold stuff
- easier interface due to the touchscreen (minus for actual typing) - keyboards ain't natural

Now then again with powerful laptops that are nearer to the tablet design:
- <1kg
- 10 to 13" screen
- long battery life
- always on

it's closer to the same feeling, except:
- they could still be lighter
- you still have to unfold
- no touchscreen only UI / keyboard is always there /UI is mostly moused based (trackpads sux)

I own such a laptop which is not a mba (its not powerful enough and small enough to fit my requirements) and it's mostly replacing both the tablet and the desktop, although it still doesnt replace both completely.

Finally the main thing you do on tablets is surfing the web, checking news and weather. It's slightly annoying when you get to carry both tablet and phone, or worse and add up the laptop also, and none of these 3 devices fully replace the other properly.

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