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Was going to buy it. Now waiting for something from Samsung. Wanted a lighter Tab then iPad 2 and new iPad made that worse.
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Black 64GB Verizon 4G model just delivered to the house today. thumb.gif

I pre-ordered the 64GB WiFi only model from Apple but changed my mind at the last second and ordered the 4G model. The WiFi only iPad has been sitting in its box since Friday. If LTE coverage sucks at my workplace, I'm returning the Verizon iPad and keep the WiFi only model.

Still buying the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity when it comes out. CM9 on the HP TouchPad has whet my appetite for a nice ICS tablet.
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post #53 of 141
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Originally Posted by skatingrocker17 View Post

I don't think people realize how powerful the iPad actually IS. I'm more of an Android guy myself but when it comes to tablets I've had both and I prefer the iPad. The first problem is that Android applications have to scale across great devices like the prime and older devices like the Xoom. The Prime specs look better on paper yet the new iPad beats it in nearly every benchmark and so does the iPad 2. If it's gaming you're after, the iPad is clearly a better choice because of it's selection alone. If it's movies and browsing than an Android tablet might be a better option because of it's widescreen aspect ratio.
However, the only thing that holds its value better than an iPad is gold.

I do acknowledge the superiority of the iPad's GPU, but in the CPU front the Prime is king. Much more useful in terms of app switching, copy/paste operations and handling various file types. Also, root apps are highly capable of doing things (Titanium Backup, Tasker, Root Explorer, etc.) that I doubt iOS could ever have.
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post #54 of 141
I bought one even though I bought an iPad 2 at the end of January. This way I could toss the iPad 2 to the fams and keep the iPad 3 all to myself.
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Originally Posted by jjsoviet View Post

I do acknowledge the superiority of the iPad's GPU, but in the CPU front the Prime is king. Much more useful in terms of app switching, copy/paste operations and handling various file types. Also, root apps are highly capable of doing things (Titanium Backup, Tasker, Root Explorer, etc.) that I doubt iOS could ever have.

One way to look at it is also that -official- apps for android have issues being perfectly optimized because of the diverse hardware configurations..whereas comparatively theres a lot less ipads to optimize your code for...

Also you can run emulators on android...
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I do acknowledge the superiority of the iPad's GPU, but in the CPU front the Prime is king. Much more useful in terms of app switching, copy/paste operations and handling various file types. Also, root apps are highly capable of doing things (Titanium Backup, Tasker, Root Explorer, etc.) that I doubt iOS could ever have.

You make some good points but for me the new iPad is a better tablet than the Transformer Prime. It just feels faster and I know why.... because Apple doesn't give you a lot of customization and from the phone side of things I'd pick android every time but going from an iPad 2 to a Transformer Prime just wasn't that good of an experience. I had it rooted and running at 1600mhz and I also restored a couple of applications that I backed up with Titanium Backup on my phone to the tablet. It's definitely a great tablet but in the end it really all comes down to preference.
    
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Originally Posted by skatingrocker17 View Post

You make some good points but for me the new iPad is a better tablet than the Transformer Prime. It just feels faster and I know why.... because Apple doesn't give you a lot of customization and from the phone side of things I'd pick android every time but going from an iPad 2 to a Transformer Prime just wasn't that good of an experience.

Curious about your experience with the Transformer Prime. Why do you think the iPad feels faster? Is there a noticeable lag on the Transformer? I've recently had the chance to play with ICS (HP TouchPad with CM9) and so far, I'm really liking it a lot. I haven't noticed any lag in the ICS UI compared to both the iPad 2 and 3. I'm strongly considering buying the Transformer Infinity 700T when it gets released.

Sure, a lot of Android apps still need to be optimized for larger displays but I believe it'll get there sooner or later. It's not like all the iOS apps were optimized for the iPad right away. I bought my iPad 2 on release and it wasn't until 6 months after that majority of the apps I used were re-designed to take advantage of iPad's bigger screen.
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I got my iPad 3 16GB Wi-Fi yesterday in the mail. I had an original Transformer so I'm learning how to use iOS from Android Honeycomb/ICS as this is my first iOS device. The screen is really something to behold. In comparison my Transformer looks grainy now. The display is also a lot more vibrant than the one on my Transformer. So far I really like it.
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The "new" iPad is very nice, I must say the resolution looks amazing. Still reserving judgement, but wouldn't mind playing with one. I'm waiting for what Apple brings on later this year in terms of iOS and iPhone 5 (?).
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I do acknowledge the superiority of the iPad's GPU, but in the CPU front the Prime is king. Much more useful in terms of app switching, copy/paste operations and handling various file types. Also, root apps are highly capable of doing things (Titanium Backup, Tasker, Root Explorer, etc.) that I doubt iOS could ever have.

In Android, a faster CPU is more important because it's more hardware demanding. iOS 5 still runs pretty great on iPhone 3GS's. There's no real problem in 'app-switching' or what would normally be a CPU or hardware intensive operations within iOS. The big advantage for Apple upgrading the hardware is for app development purposes. The GPU in the new iPad is going to net some pretty amazing graphics from up and coming apps.
 
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