Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Aug 2012 14:31 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "I decided to write this post after having too many heated discussions with many users across many blogs. After hearing repeatedly; 'The iPad will have a better display' or 'It sucks because it's not Retina' I figured it was time to break the argument down and dispel the 'Retina' myth." Fantastic post at The Verge.
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0brad0
Member since:
2007-05-05

I think ever user would be better off using an actual laptop with a bigger screen in almost all of those.


In all of the pictures shown using a laptop would be stupid and range from inconvenient to very inconvenient to use. I'm not a huge fan of tablets but there are plenty of situations where using a laptop just does not make any sense and is overkill when you have the option of using a tablet.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Really? even the two guys actively typing away on the device? A full keyboard and a screen that could be tilted wouldn't be better?

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Just get a Surface with a keyboard cover. Always mobile, optionally productive.

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0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

Really? even the two guys actively typing away on the device? A full keyboard and a screen that could be tilted wouldn't be better?


The one guy has a keyboard. The other guy is sitting on a couch. The last thing I'd want is a laptop while sitting on a couch.

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dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20

Probably depend on the primary use of the device. While I see that the laptop can do it all, there not enough stylish arm laptop ( that can last like 10h before requiring a battery charge ).
But if the use of a keyboard is only sporadic, the trade-off copmpared to a laptop is probably non-significant for a category of people, especially tablet users which tend to consume more (I know that tablet can produce content, but chances are that the ratio of producer of non photographic content is non significant ).

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Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

I had an iPad2 and I sold it because I had very little use for it, other than playing some simple games. As others have said, I normally need a full keyboard, a mouse and a separate screen.
I bought a "top" netbook, but that was a mistake as well: CPU too slow and screen too small and low quality.
I want to buy an ultrabook in the near future.

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