Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2012 22:59 UTC
Apple And it was that time of the year again - Apple held one of its product announcements. This one focussed on the iPad mostly, and while some will call it a disappointment merely because virtually everything had already been leaked, I'm still in awe over the fact the newly announced iPad has a 2048x1536 display. My mind is blown.
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RE[2]: cool but
by WorknMan on Thu 8th Mar 2012 03:45 UTC in reply to "RE: cool but"
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

So if you can get an iPad for that price, why bother with the others? (and yes, I have tried them and they're pretty crappy so far. And no, I don't own an iPad or plan to buy one. Just use them at work a lot).


In the case of the Asus Transformer, you can get a keyboard dock that also extends the battery, and a USB port where you can plug in a mouse/gamepad/etc if you want.

You also get a USB and microSD card slot. And if you want HDMI out, you can use a $3 cable from Monoprice, instead of the $40+ dongle that Apple charges for.

As for apps, true that iOS has more, but unless your needs are very specific (like mine), the basics on Android are pretty well covered. Plus, you can run apps on it that are banned in the Apple walled garden, such as emulators. And I'm pretty sure you can run Ubuntu on it as well ;)

And if you think Android tablets are sluggish, you should try one of these with ICS installed. Plus, it has Google services nicely integrated, and the OS itself is leaps and bounds above iOS in the various ways you can configure it.

Now, don't get me wrong, the iPad is a great tablet, but certainly NOT the only game in town.

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