Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 21:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Last week, HP killed its webOS devices unit. Over the weekend, the company slashed the prices on the TouchPad. The result? The TouchPad sold out completely in a matter of hours. This confirms what I've been hearing from friends and family: "I'd love a tablet, but I'm not paying laptop money for one."
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RE: how can 500$ be too much?
by ebasconp on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 03:47 UTC in reply to "how can 500$ be too much? "
ebasconp
Member since:
2006-05-09

come on! the ipad is a nice but too expensive "toy"... i'm a programmer and the ipad is too restrictive to let me perform my activities smoothly (launch an IDE, compile, test, running one or more virtual machines, etc.).

I know, I know, it is nice to use one of them, but, apart of the hedonist pleasure using it (though I find its keyboard quite disgusting); I think it is a weaker machine than almost all current laptops.

Edited 2011-08-23 03:50 UTC

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kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

I am also a 'programmer' and my development environment of choice is 8 core XEON with 10 gb of ram, a pair of ssd's, and 2 27" monitors but, you know, so what.

The average person is not a programmer. In truth the 'average person' really only uses a computer to do email, browse, and watch the occasional movie or tv show and the iPad is an awesome replacement for that (and you don't need to worry about viruses or defraging and other similar stuff).

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ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Sorry, you are right! My comment above seemed too arrogant.

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