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Re: Why should I NOT buy an iPad?

Post  BUZURK on Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:25 am

Used one on the weekend , quite enjoyed it better option than a netbook
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Post  Isis_au on Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:34 am

iPad purchase imminent

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Re: Why should I NOT buy an iPad?

Post  Superstar655 on Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:45 am

BUZURK wrote:Used one on the weekend , quite enjoyed it better option than a netbook

Nah, Eee PC + Eeebuntu still dominates in highly portable devices.
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Re: Why should I NOT buy an iPad?

Post  capnwpac on Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:21 am

I'll let everyone know what it is like....

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Post  Isis_au on Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:35 pm

Am posting this on my iPad!!! Loving it!!! Very Happy

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Re: Why should I NOT buy an iPad?

Post  BUZURK on Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:45 pm

Superstar655 wrote:
BUZURK wrote:Used one on the weekend , quite enjoyed it better option than a netbook

Nah, Eee PC + Eeebuntu still dominates in highly portable devices.
mac hater try it you may like it
try sex to you may like that lol affraid
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Re: Why should I NOT buy an iPad?

Post  azza2906 on Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:23 pm

But don't try drugs

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Re: Why should I NOT buy an iPad?

Post  capnwpac on Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:56 am

I'll Have mine later this week bec

I'm jealous

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Post  Superstar655 on Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:32 am

BUZURK wrote:try sex to you may like that lol affraid
Are you implying that the iPad helps with this?????? hahaha

But, seriously, you would have to be crazy to buy a iPad over an EeePC at the moment. EeePC's can do so much more.
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Re: Why should I NOT buy an iPad?

Post  capnwpac on Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:44 am

Anyone who expects the iPad to be a computer replacement has no idea.

I bought it being fully aware of it's capabilities and in no way expect it to do everything a
laptop or netbook can.

It is not a fair comparison to place the ipa along-side netbooks and laptops. Idiot reviewers have been doing that, which is a joke.

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Re: Why should I NOT buy an iPad?

Post  Superstar655 on Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:08 am

capnwpac wrote:I bought it being fully aware of it's capabilities and in no way expect it to do everything a
laptop
Of course, I never expected this either, Laptop is bigger, more expensive and contains superior hardware.

or netbook can.
This I really don't agree with. They have similar hardware and, therefore, similar size. In addition to this they are approximately the same price.
Why the hell shouldn't a iPad be able to do everything a netbook can do?? Because Mac OSX won't run easily? Probably.
IMO Apple really could have made the iPad much better than it is.

Of course, you can argue that the iPhone and iPod touch app store pick up the slack, but does it really? Developers are still bound by the App Store terms and conditions which are pretty damn harsh. Windows and Mac OSX developers are not.

It is not a fair comparison to place the ipa along-side netbooks and laptops. Idiot reviewers have been doing that, which is a joke.
I can't see what is wrong with this since they are the two substitute products for each other.

The only thing that really distinguishes the iPad from netbooks is it's usability. It allows even noobs to do things they wouldn't be able to do on other OS's.
But, IMO, Functionality && Freedom > Usability

I mean, WTF is up with no flash??? What gives Apple the right to decided whether we can use Flash or not. They argue HTML5 is better, fine, it is, but that doesn't help us now... Or for the next year at least. Let ME, the consumer, decide what I put on my OS.

Functionality && Freedom > Usability


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Post  capnwpac on Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:43 am

Not trying to piss you off, but it is still an invalid point.

The ipad may have similar hardware but clearly a different intention to a netbook.
They are not the same.
Argue all you want, but a netbook is a netbook, an ipad is an ipad.
They are different.


If I wanted a netbook, I would have purchased a netbook.

Again, not trying to piss you off, just trying to make you understand, they are not the same thing.

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Re: Why should I NOT buy an iPad?

Post  capnwpac on Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:49 am

And one other thing

everyone was up in arms when apple Didnt put floppy drives in there computers, then the technology died.

Flash is too hard on the processor to be considered pratical in the future, you'll see.
That being said, I highly doubt HTML5 is a decent substitute.

It is frustrating though, seeing as something like 97% of websites contain flash in some form.

I'm in agreeance (I know it isn't a word, but it should be) with you for most things, just think you missed the point of the device and have posted your opinion on a better option rather than a real alternative as there really isn't anything in the tablet pc categorie that can practically compete right now.

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Re: Why should I NOT buy an iPad?

Post  capnwpac on Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:51 am

Gah, so many errors.
Can't be arsed correcting, typing on my iPhone

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Post  wottagunn on Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:36 am

All super is saying is that Apple could make the iPad better than what it is.

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Re: Why should I NOT buy an iPad?

Post  BUZURK on Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:43 am

Superstar655 wrote:



I mean, WTF is up with no flash??? What gives Apple the right to decided whether we can use Flash or not. They argue HTML5 is better, fine, it is, but that doesn't help us now... Or for the next year at least. Let ME, the consumer, decide what I put on my OS.




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Agree with the flash , it should do flash, although flash always fucks up on my dads pc
little disappointed with no bluray coming to mac
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Post  capnwpac on Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:52 am

No, initially he made a comparison, then he said apple should have done more.
If you noticed I said "I am in agreeance" with most things he was saying.
A complaint that a company could have done more can be made about any product, the ipad will fall under scrutiny more so because smart people don't like how such a simple device is so popular when they have a device that does twice as much.
The reality is that an average Joe, "noobs" as super said, do not need all this.

The iPad clearly has a target audience, it is not apples fault that a lot of people think that happens to be them when I can guarantee half of them they would be better off with a lap top or netbook.

I have done my research, I am confident my purchase was well informed.

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Post  Superstar655 on Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:18 am

The iPad clearly has a target audience, it is not apples fault that a lot of people think that happens to be them when I can guarantee half of them they would be better off with a lap top or netbook.

This is probably the statement that shows the real difference between the iPad and a netbook.

The iPad's market is quite different to the netbook market.
It is very 'average Joe' tasks orientated. The iPad isn't going to provide the next Photoshop for a digital artist, or the next Microsoft Office for an accountant.
If you need that kind of stuff, buy a netbook/laptop.

For users that simply watch movies, listen to music, check emails, use Facebook and browse the internet (although I still hate the flash implication) the iPad does a better job of this.
Why bother with setting up Windows (or Mac OSX) and it's workarounds if you can just use the simple iPhone OS which is designed to do these kind of tasks.

The iPad isn't going to be the next laptop replacement, but rather an easy to use tool that 'just works', specifically for common tasks.
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Post  capnwpac on Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:24 am

Superstar655 wrote:
The iPad clearly has a target audience, it is not apples fault that a lot of people think that happens to be them when I can guarantee half of them they would be better off with a lap top or netbook.

This is probably the statement that shows the real difference between the iPad and a netbook.

The iPad's market is quite different to the netbook market.
It is very 'average Joe' tasks orientated. The iPad isn't going to provide the next Photoshop for a digital artist, or the next Microsoft Office for an accountant.
If you need that kind of stuff, buy a netbook/laptop.

For users that simply watch movies, listen to music, check emails, use Facebook and browse the internet (although I still hate the flash implication) the iPad does a better job of this.
Why bother with setting up Windows (or Mac OSX) and it's workarounds if you can just use the simple iPhone OS which is designed to do these kind of tasks.

The iPad isn't going to be the next laptop replacement, but rather an easy to use tool that 'just works', specifically for common tasks.
Yep, zactly.

Kudosed for good articulation.

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Post  azza2906 on Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:12 pm

What a discussion...

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Re: Why should I NOT buy an iPad?

Post  Isis_au on Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:24 pm

I am average Joe and I love my iPad. It is perfect for what i will use it for. Cool

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Post  capnwpac on Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:17 am

iPad is good!

Using it right now to type this. Typing speed is the same but it admittedly doesn't yet feel natural. Once I have been using it for a while it will feel better.

The apps are pretty awesome. Keynote is very good, it allows you to make presentations with such easy, although I doubt many will use an iPad to ore sent anything, haha.

My favorite app so far (only because I haven't set up kindle) is the PLAY magazine app. It allows you to view full issues of play magazine including all the ones from the last few months.
It has contents, bookmarks and a search tool making the magazine browsing a real pleasant experience.

Safari is just like on the iPhone or iPod touch, only much faster.

I will let you guys know more about it when I have played more. So far, exactly what i expected.
Very happy.

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Post  capnwpac on Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:06 am

The eBay app is unbelievably good

Bec, how'd you get kindle working? It tells me I have a jp account or something?

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Post  Isis_au on Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:39 pm

capnwpac wrote:The eBay app is unbelievably good

Bec, how'd you get kindle working? It tells me I have a jp account or something?
I don't know. It just worked intuitively for me.

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Post  Isis_au on Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:03 pm

Cap, these are the apps we have so far. I think they were all free ones.
Use your handwriting
eBay
Kindle
iBooks
Sudoko tablet
Airhockey gold
Jumbo calculator
Glide hockey
Toy story
Draw
Lasoo
Marvel comics
Abc news
Aussie rules
Google earth
Solitaire HD
Shazam
Turkey hunt
Xe currency
I do notepad
Illusions

Family toy so some of these are Dans or for the kids.



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