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Digital landline phones? Yes.

I haven't seen many computerized toaster, but yeah I'm sure someone has made one.
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post #52 of 76
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Digital landline phones? Yes.

Microwave with a digital display, input and clock that can dynamically change power?

Yes. Those are computers.

I haven't seen many computerized toaster, but yeah I'm sure someone has made one.
How about my full acoustical upright piano?? Is it a computer?? Can it run Crysis?? Can I overclock it??=P
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Yeah i just hate how they are throwing the ipad in there to boost their numbers. It doesnt belong in the same catagory as a netbook, notebook or desktop. The ipad is just a big damn ipod touch (which i happen to have and like a lot)
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post #54 of 76
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Yeah i just hate how they are throwing the ipad in there to boost their numbers. It doesnt belong in the same catagory as a netbook, notebook or desktop. The ipad is just a big damn ipod touch (which i happen to have and like a lot)
A netbook is just a small notebook. A notebook is just a small desktop... everything is just a larger or smaller iteration of something else. Having used an iPad (and sold them for a while), whilst I wouldn't buy one, i'd say the functionality of such a device is very much different from an iPod/phone.
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hahaha the iPad.... hahaha.

Hey I gotta hand it to Apple though, they've done a great job with marketing the iPad. I'd never ever ever buy one, but 15 million people out there have.

Anyone seen the EPIC episode of 'The Simpons' when they make fun of Apple and apple fanboys?? So much truth to it. EPIC!!!
there's always as much to laugh about with the haters as there is with fanboys.

you are clearly the former.
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Why are some of you stretching the definition of "mobile computer" out so much? Obviously cars have computers and are mobile. But obviously they're not considered mobile computers...because they're called automobiles.

Microwaves are not mobile computers. Neither are toasters. You don't lug them around. Digital cameras.....are cameras - an entirely different class of electronics. MP3 players are also in a class all they're own. Just like....*gasp*...cell phones. It doesn't make sense comparing a camera to a mobile laptop or tablet.

You guys absolutely HATE the title of this thread and it's subject so you're taking everything for it's literal meaning, which is not only just dumb, it's childish. Grow up. Obviously the iPad and other tablets ARE computers. Oh no, you can't play Crysis on it. When did that become a requirement for classification? Or Folding? Gimme a break.

And I saw another comparison to Android. That's OS, not a manufacturer. Pretty big difference there.



So let me get this straight. The iPad is not a computer. But it MIGHT have been one back in the day, but is not considered one today. And an "old" computer from back in "the day", take an old 486, is not a computer anymore either. All because it cannot play 2142 or other modern games?

*headasplodes

I think it's time for some of you guys clinging to your big desktops, clunky keyboards and mice take your head out of the sand.
You are making too much sense in this thread Lot of good points here.
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A netbook is just a small notebook. A notebook is just a small desktop... everything is just a larger or smaller iteration of something else. Having used an iPad (and sold them for a while), whilst I wouldn't buy one, i'd say the functionality of such a device is very much different from an iPod/phone.
I draw the line at if it cant browse whatever website i want without issues, ie try to go to a flash site on the ipad...


and how is it different from the ipod 4th gen? hardware is the same, ipad has a bigger screen with a comparitivly lower res even
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post #58 of 76
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Digital landline phones? Yes.

Microwave with a digital display, input and clock that can dynamically change power?

Yes. Those are computers.

I haven't seen many computerized toaster, but yeah I'm sure someone has made one.
Input Toast (or a bagel, like I just did)
Manipulate it (Toast the sucker)
Output Toasted Bagel

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A computer, by definition, is a machine that takes input, manipulates it, and provides an output. The iPad does that.
eh! then apple might get some competition from casio & texas instruments
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The ipad doesn't even have flash. Cmon.

Flash does not a computer make. By your definition then Windows 95 did not run on computers until 1996? doesn't make sense wouldn't you say?
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