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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post

Painful. $800 buys a more functional and decent high-end laptop or ultrabook.

There is no market for an $800 iPad. They HAVE to realize that. This is going to be the technology failure of the year.

Normally, I'd agree with you, but this is an APPLE iPad.

I bet they will sell at least 750,000 of them within a year to the Apple Fanbois who just can't live without the latest, greatest, and biggest, Apple product. biggrin.gif
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$800 for a tablet? Hell no. I would not pay that much even for a Surface Pro running a x86 i7.

What I really want is a cheap and small x86 tablet. Stick a AMD APU in a 10"-12" frame with a +720p screen and price it below $500 then well talk.
    
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Originally Posted by Bit_reaper View Post

$800 for a tablet? Hell no. I would not pay that much even for a Surface Pro running a x86 i7.

What I really want is a cheap and small x86 tablet. Stick a AMD APU in a 10"-12" frame with a +720p screen and price it below $500 then well talk.


GOD YES... I don't need a freaking i5, an AMD Trinity APU even an A6 would be more than enough!
 
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For anyone thinking this won't sell well, you haven't seen the sales of every other previous, overpriced, underperforming apple product. It will sell. Believe me.
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post #85 of 152
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I'd rather invest that money into an ultrabook. For that price you can easily get an i3 or i5 (with luck) + 128 GB SSD.

$800 to run apps is a bit dumb.

This. I wouldnt buy any Ipad, but I certainly wouldnt buy a tablet from any manufacturer for $800. Its a tablet.
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If they would have brang it out 3 years ago together with a 128gb iPod Touch, yes. After they have been acting like jerks, no. The technology was there 3 years ago, why didn't they already do it then?

I imagine a small form factor 128gb SSD 3 years ago would've been insanely expensive.
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Even the poorest of the poor will sell their kidney to get their hands on this iPad.
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I would definitely pay $800 for an iTouch that has 128GB's in Solid-State form and allows for DRM-free FLAC playback through drag-and-drop.

However, I do have the comfort knowing that such a device will never exist.
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$800 for a tablet? Hell no. I would not pay that much even for a Surface Pro running a x86 i7.

What I really want is a cheap and small x86 tablet. Stick a AMD APU in a 10"-12" frame with a +720p screen and price it below $500 then well talk.

MSI did this years ago when the Z-01 APU came out and though it was about 500-570 it was just like you mentioned. Sadly, I think they bleed money on it because they didn't have enough volume. Samsung also had a bunch of well made but extremely pricey i5/7 ones as well. People just weren't interested for the most part and the price. Of course if you threw an Apple label on it they'd be killing each other for it. rolleyes.gif

On the main topic: Geez...800bucks? What is Apple using? SLC SSDs?
     
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Hell No!!!
    
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