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Originally Posted by RedStapler View Post

In my opinion, a new iPad of any generation is the best replacement for any household computer being used only for checking email, surfing the web, and playing casual games.
Nah. My parents like their 24" monitors. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by rui-no-onna View Post

Nah. My parents like their 24" monitors. tongue.gif

And the 5+ minutes it takes to check google directions from the off position wink.gif
Edited by _02 - 3/23/12 at 5:21am
    
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I bought one, 16GB white with just the WiFi. Freaking ludicrous price but this thing is pretty cool for the premium. Also got the apple care, so if I ever snap this thing in 2 when I'm angry, a new one will appear biggrin.gif.
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Originally Posted by kyismaster View Post

Most people are just gonna go pick up a Ipad 2/ Ipad 1 for ~ 300 dollars instead tongue.gif

+1

i bought an ipad 2 three days ago. battery life is impressive. haven't charge the tablet yet since I bought it (90% factory charge when I powered it on for the first time)
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And the 5+ minutes it takes to check google directions from the off position wink.gif
Our PC's are left on 24/7. A lot of times, the browser is left open, too. Certainly doesn't take 5 minutes to check directions, etc, but it does involve getting off the couch. tongue.gif

Besides, with an SSD Windows takes less than a minute to boot.
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I'm probably not gonna buy one, but I saw one in the shop yesterday and I have to say the display is absolutely perfect, looks amazing. I got an iPad 2 for Christmas so it's still kinda new.
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apple is imo an horrible company in every way they work.


I'm looking for the asus transformer prime.
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apple is imo an horrible company in every way they work.
I'm looking for the asus transformer prime.

lolwut? Because Asus is doing such a better job at what? In my extensive experience with Asus, they aren't exactly a stellar performer when it comes to support. Their hardware - like Apple's - tends to be superior. However, they still manufacture their product as cheaply as possible by using labor-forces which are unencumbered by democracy. Isn't that what Apple is most guilty of? Or is it their closed business model? Their Draconian approach to content?

Truth be told, Apple isn't all that different from any other silicon valley company.
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apple is a bunch of dirty stealers.

just check the pricing...

yeah they are doing some forced work like everyone. but read on foxconn history and you will understand my point. Read all of it on wikipedia before awnsering.
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I think "stealing" is a difficult point of view to defend but you're welcome to try.

Look, Apple is not single-handedly responsible for making democracy a commercial disadvantage. But it's that reality - that democracy and efficiency/cost reduction/profiteering are generally at odds with each other - that makes all these truly unfair practices a reality. Not Apple.

I'm just saying you can't blame one company for the state of the state. Blame Nixon if you want to point a finger. Or the WTO. Or communism if you think that's a good target. But don't blame a single company for successfully and legally taking advantage of a system they did not create.

I'm not saying Apple does or does not behave ethically or morally. What I am saying is that Apple behaves no less ethically or morally than any other major, international corporation.

If you don't like the realities tied to the production of consumer goods - and I'd be with you if you didn't - then consider whether you might be better off working to change the international trade laws that allow free trade with countries that don't give their citizens a say in how they are treated. Until that's not allowed (best of luck) then there's really not much sense in blaming a company for successfully doing business within the confines of the law, in my opinion.

I chatted with friends about these very issues while in line to buy my iPad3 at midnight from the nearest 24 hour walmart. It was the first time in fifteen years I'd willingly shopped at a walmart. But for me, it boils down to the reality that I couldn't afford these things if I wanted them produced by people with good health care, a fair wage, normal working hours and worker's protections I take for granted as an American.

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