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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Cheap?!?!?!
by krreagan on Wed 6th Jul 2011 22:50 UTC
krreagan
Member since:
2008-04-08

"Apple has a history of choosing cheap, sub-par components"

Boy, my experience has been exactly the opposite!

I have 2-PowerMac G4s MDD(~2003) Email, DVD rippers & browsing; 2 first gen iMac (~2000) used as glorified iPods in my office and bedroom; An early 2006 iMac (first gen intel); 4 iTouchs (mine and 3 kids, one lost); ~5 iPods... 1 classic given to mother in law and 4 nanos used for audio books in cars and exercise; & 1st gen iPad (used by all 5 of us, fell off my car roof doing ~45mph and only small dents in 2 corners thanks to 1st gen iPod case, I despise the new ones)...

All still working great! (except for the lost itouch which I can't vouch for anymore).

The only hardware I've had fail are a mother board in the G3 iMac which was replaced under warrantee in ~2001 and still going, 3-4 keyboards due to kids food and drink (alright I spilled a beer on one if you must know). Other then that, Apple's HW has been absolutely bullet proof. This is one reason why I'm willing to spend the extra money for Apple products! I feel they are superior to anything else I've seen out there!

My $.02

KRR

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