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Through think of it this way. Bigger screen, faster CPU, USB ports, 500 GB hard drive, full keyboard, windows 7. This Thing B a real full computer and I got it at the same cost as an iPad and it's much more function able.

Why not get the best of both worlds? have an LED backlit touchscreen device, but also a laptop you can do so much more with. I'm not trying to crap on apple right now, but the iPad is nothing more than a toy.
I know all that is good, but I don't need that much power/space. What I'm looking for is mainly a reading device (please don't tell me to get an ereader, I hate them all - Kindle, Sony reader etc etc) but I would also like web function as well as audio and video (mainly YouTube). Front facing camera, like on the Archos 70, for Skyping is a bonus. And so is GPS.


Yes, iPad is overpriced. Everything from Apple is overpriced for that matter (says the guy who uses 2 of their products ) but the reason I went for an iPod 2yrs ago was that it was cheap (£100 for brand new 16GB 2nd Gen) and cool and it just worked. No messing about. Which is the reason I'm considering iPad 2. Yes its expensive, but if I can resist spending everything I have on the PC/car for a month, I think I'll be able to afford one. No, its not cool anymore, because everyone's got it, but I honestly don't care about that now, I just want it to work for me. And it does.

PS: 500GB drive in a tablet? A mechanical drive? That would be a big no from me. Anything I own that is portable has to have flash memory, or I'll be changing hard drive every 2 days!
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I know all that is good, but I don't need that much power/space. What I'm looking for is mainly a reading device (please don't tell me to get an ereader, I hate them all - Kindle, Sony reader etc etc) but I would also like web function as well as audio and video (mainly YouTube). Front facing camera, like on the Archos 70, for Skyping is a bonus. And so is GPS.


Yes, iPad is overpriced. Everything from Apple is overpriced for that matter (says the guy who uses 2 of their products ) but the reason I went for an iPod 2yrs ago was that it was cheap (£100 for brand new 16GB 2nd Gen) and cool and it just worked. No messing about. Which is the reason I'm considering iPad 2. Yes its expensive, but if I can resist spending everything I have on the PC/car for a month, I think I'll be able to afford one. No, its not cool anymore, because everyone's got it, but I honestly don't care about that now, I just want it to work for me. And it does.

PS: 500GB drive in a tablet? A mechanical drive? That would be a big no from me. Anything I own that is portable has to have flash memory, or I'll be changing hard drive every 2 days!
I don't drop my electronics.
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I don't drop my electronics.
Well, I try not to. I do all my reading in bed or on a bus. While in bed, I read till I fall asleep. So there is no guarantee as to where/what condition the tablet would be when I wake up. So I'd rather have a cheap (but not too cheap) device.

Don't really need a high power device; sig rig is pretty decent and I've got a laptop. But I do see what you mean, that HP tablet is definitely good, but I just don't see the need for it.
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What do you need 500GB for?

My Arch partition is a solid 6GB. I actually have Windows and Arch dual booting on my 64gb SSD, with plenty of room to spare!


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Through think of it this way. Bigger screen, faster CPU, USB ports, 500 GB hard drive, full keyboard, windows 7. This Thing B a real full computer and I got it at the same cost as an iPad and it's much more function able.

Why not get the best of both worlds? have an LED backlit touchscreen device, but also a laptop you can do so much more with. I'm not trying to crap on apple right now, but the iPad is nothing more than a toy.


A better way to put it: It can run OSX, as in Snow Leopard. Not some cut down kiddie version like the iPad.
    
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Well, I try not to. I do all my reading in bed or on a bus. While in bed, I read till I fall asleep. So there is no guarantee as to where/what condition the tablet would be when I wake up. So I'd rather have a cheap (but not too cheap) device.

Don't really need a high power device; sig rig is pretty decent and I've got a laptop. But I do see what you mean, that HP tablet is definitely good, but I just don't see the need for it.
Then my suggestion is you stick to magazines and newspapers, sleeping in public with valuable electronics out and about is an easy way to get your stuff Stolen.
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Then my suggestion is you stick to magazines and newspapers, sleeping in public with valuable electronics out and about is an easy way to get your stuff Stolen.
I don't sleep in public I said I mainly read on bus, and in bed and bed is where I eventually fall asleep.
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Sorry for bringing up an old thread, but just to let anyone interested know, I got an Archos 101 8GB in the end. Thanks again for all the comments and suggestions, guys
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Why don't you get the Barnes and Noble Nook? It runs on android.
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Why don't you get the Barnes and Noble Nook? It runs on android.
Never heard of it before. So I just googled it; I like its style, but the specs don't seem very impressive ..
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I'm sorry, I meant the nook color.
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