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- Subject: iPad
- From: ethan.boston-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org (Ethan Schwartz)
- Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2010 13:31:42 -0400
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On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 1:21 PM, Ryan Pugatch <rpug-vYTEC60ixJUAvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org> wrote: > The iPad has come. Who has one and what do you use it for? > > My current opinion is that if I did not have a laptop at home, then it > would be useful. > > I am interested to hear what everyone else thinks. > > Also, why doesn't it have a front facing camera? It would be such an > awesome video conference device. > Haven't bought one, and don't have any plans. It doesn't do anything my laptop and iPhone don't currently do, and it won't replace carry either of them really. Apple's biggest fans already have an iPhone, I know they're on track to sell 1M, but I just don't see the big draw for the masses, maybe I'm too technical? :-) Combined w/ the few key missing features, such as the front facing camera you mentioned, as well tethering to an iPhone for data outside wifi areas and a few others make me think it's better to wait for later revisions. I waited for the iPhone 3GS and was happy that I did. If you think a device like the iPad might cover things you do with a laptop, and so you think it might be worth it, you should consider the HP Slate as well--yes, it runs Win7 Starter naively, but that can be cured w/ a light distro, maybe something like Chromium OS if you're so inclined. It's priced similarly to the iPad as well.
- From: rpug-vYTEC60ixJUAvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org (Ryan Pugatch)