Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Aug 2012 17:22 UTC
Google Nobody needs a tablet, but many people still want a tablet. This is still the core differentiator between a 'real' computer and a tablet. At least in The Netherlands, you can't function in society without a desktop or laptop connected to the internet, so people need a computer. A tablet, though? Hence, the most common thing people have told me when they played with my iPad 2 is this: I'd love to have a tablet, but not for hundreds of euros. Enter Google's Nexus 7, the first 'cheap' tablet that doesn't just validate Android as a tablet platform, but also gives the iPad a run for its money.
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RE[7]: Reward Apple?
by Bobthearch on Wed 15th Aug 2012 13:36 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Reward Apple?"
Bobthearch
Member since:
2006-01-27

The first Apple I can remember seeing without a floppy was the "Cube." The problem, at the time floppy discs were still very much in use, especially among small alternative operating systems.

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RE[8]: Reward Apple?
by henderson101 on Wed 15th Aug 2012 15:34 in reply to "RE[7]: Reward Apple?"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

It was the iMac. The original Bondi Blue iMac had no floppy. The cube came a lot later than that.

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RE[9]: Reward Apple?
by Bobthearch on Wed 15th Aug 2012 17:44 in reply to "RE[8]: Reward Apple?"
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

Ah, yes. The iMac (I just looked it up) was released in 1998; the Cube not until 2000. In 1998, as memory serves, people still used floppy drives for everyday storage. I wonder how Apple expected people with those iMacs to save/store/duplicate their data? They didn't have CD-RW drives (or did they?). USB flash drives may have been around but the iMac only had two USB slots, inaccessible on the rear, one for the keyboard and one for the mouse.

Have you ever attempted to repair an all-in-one iMac? What a load of proprietary, non-standard, hard to access junk. Grrrrr...

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