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Even though laptops are smaller than ever, smartphones and tablets like Apple’s iPad are nearly as powerful and functional as a traditional laptop computer.
LOL. an ipad nearly as powerful keep dreaming.
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1.No...basically nuff said
2.I will never replace my alarm clock I'm a heavy sleeper and my cellphone could never wake me up.
3.Yes and no, as people said the low end ones will but it won't completely.
4.No I could see myself with a lappy but never a tablet, I, as many other people do hate virtual keyboards and a tablet can't provide that...yet and carrying around a bluetooth keyboard is worse then a lappy. Screen can be easily damage and you can't build a tablet like you can a lappy.
5. I prefer wired electronics, you know they aren't going to run out of juice when you need them to stay on...plus they are faster and in case of internet and bluetooth headsets they are vulnerable to interception.
6.No we don't want you cloud...like at all

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LOL. an ipad nearly as powerful keep dreaming.
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I was just thinking the other day about how in the near future no one will use laptops cause they are so damn big. I mean its not like people use desktops.
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post #34 of 93
This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever read. An iPad is nowhere near as powerful as a laptop. I'll keep my hard drive and wired mouse, thank you very much.
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post #35 of 93
cloud computing will NEVER be used in offices, having the network lines OR server down could mean ZERO productivity for an extended amount of time (20mins down is 20min too long) and that's not even touching the fact it would be a MAJOR security flaw (if someone has the right tool (well one tool and a laptop i think) they can easily intercept ALL packets on a given cable, and even that is safer than wireless

anything wired? I never have used a wireless mouse or keyboard and never would aside from for a HTPC

DVD players? yup they'll be gone, don't use 'em as it is, thoguh the quality is (often) much better, DVD's will always be too limited when streaming nearly any title is an option

laptops, you bet. 'derpaderp i game on my laptop', why? i would never game on a laptop. I don't forsee laptops sticking around past 2015, it'll be all-in-one's for offices, smart phones for 80% of regular users and desktops for the gamers and overclockers

alarm clocks are annoying but sometimes cell phones just aren't loud enough

point and shoot, yea probably. for people who use a camera for events and a lot of other reasons a nice big Camera will always be needed, but for random shots and a lot of OTHER things, phones are the norm

on the ipad as powerful as a TRADITIONAL laptop, sure will be soon. i mean an ipad is prolly faster than my Latitude D620 because it has a 1.66 core2, but it throttles to 900MHz because it always overheats when you use any application heavier than command prompt lol CELL PHONES will have dual cores shortly folks, get with it

with the advent of netbooks, laptops are worthless, just too dam big
Edited by skier - 1/14/11 at 10:47pm
post #36 of 93
From what I understand Netflix didn't raise the price for the full-service, they simply offered the stream-only package for $2/mo cheaper.

I'm a Netflix subscriber and love streaming (it's the only way I watch ATM), but when I finally buy a Blu-Ray player for my HT system I'll be using the physical copy for Action/Sci-Fi movies/TV shows. If you have a nice HT setup nothing beats full DTS or Dolby True HD setup for these kinds of movies.

Until we get ISPs that can offer enough bandwidth to the general public to support 18-20 Mb/s video and 3-5 Mb/s audio streams there will always be a customer out there opting for physical media.

My 13Mb/s down, 1Mb/s up connection can't even come close right now, and that's the fastest residential connection in my area.
Edited by binormalkilla - 1/14/11 at 11:24pm
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post #37 of 93
stupid article is stupid

I think they were promised to receive iCrap for mentioning that poop in there
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post #38 of 93
I use my laptop ALL the time when traveling, I could never use a tablet or anything when traveling, I use a wireless card from sprint for internet on the go, I doubt the software even exists for Macs much less for the iMaxipad.
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post #39 of 93
Sadly, the media and these computing companies are pushing the cloud. You see it in Microsoft commercials now "TO THE CLOUD!" Google, even Apple... Ugh....

I think I'm going to organize an Anti-Cloud group. The Cloud isn't a bad idea, as far as backups and synchronization go, but as for maintaining data strictly? To hell with that. Death to the Mother-Cloud!
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My alarm clock won't be replaced with a phone until phones can do this effect:


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