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My Pre cal teacher in my school has Lenovo ThinkPad X201 Tablet, and she use's it to search up youtube pre-cal math porblems, watchs a video, then preccends to show/draw that math problem useing a hooked up projector. Its a very cool thing to see.
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My Pre cal teacher in my school has Lenovo ThinkPad X201 Tablet, and she use's it to search up youtube pre-cal math porblems, watchs a video, then preccends to show/draw that math problem useing a hooked up projector. Its a very cool thing to see.
While I like tablets, I think a traditional OS is far too much for the average tablet consumer. I think iOS and Android are the ideal OS's for the tablet envrionment.
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I've seen people use styluses on their iPads in my Math class specifically, and they have had no problem with their wrist/palm on it.

Also, the 2 Best Buys within a 50 mile radius of me have around 5-10 tablets on display and being demoed. Is it really that big of a deal?

Also, from personal experience of using Android and iOS, most applications just run smoother on iOS. Android still runs ridiculously fast, but most applications just feel more 'right'.

While you may be trying to seem unbiased, you're not. It's quite obvious you're not a fan of the iPad.

Whatever happened to keeping quiet if you don't have anything nice to say.

Anyhow, I'm excited for the new iPad 2. I was already considering one, but if it has these new features coming to it, I'll definitely invest in the new one. Would be nice to see a 128GB one, but that's just a dream .

1) I never brought up Android, but I do agree that the iPad feels a bit more refined. But I still consider them pretty much the same thing.

2) My bias, and anyone else's bias, is irrelevant whether it's there or not. Go back and read what I said again: I said that computers are more powerful than iPads, there isn't anything that an iPad can do that a Tablet PC can't, but there are many things a Tablet PC can do that an iPad can't. These are facts. This is just how things are. Whatever my bias is isn't going to change that. And if you think I'm wrong, then feel free to provide some sort of factual counter-evidence.

But since my bias is in question, then maybe it's good for you to know that I've actually bought 3 people ipads as gifts. One of them was even a wedding gift. I have absolutely nothing against ipads whatsoever. My claim of Tablet PC > iPad is similar to saying the i7-980X > your PhenII x4 940. You might not like it, and there may be a million different reasons why you picked the Phenom and not the i7, but that doesn't change the fact that the 980X is more powerful.

3) Good to know about the styluses - you sure they haven't just gotten used to keeping their palm off the screen, or are they actually writing like normal people?


P.S.: I really am legitimately curious as to what tablet PCs Best Buy has, because on their site they only have the one, and the Best Buy near me doesn't have any at all. And by tablet PCs I mean actual PCs, not ipad/Android/whatever tablets. I didn't ask it to try to make any sort of point or anything.
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1) I never brought up Android, but I do agree that the iPad feels a bit more refined. But I still consider them pretty much the same thing.

2) My bias, and anyone else's bias, is irrelevant whether it's there or not. Go back and read what I said again: I said that computers are more powerful than iPads, there isn't anything that an iPad can do that a Tablet PC can't, but there are many things a Tablet PC can do that an iPad can't. These are facts. This is just how things are. Whatever my bias is isn't going to change that. And if you think I'm wrong, then feel free to provide some sort of factual counter-evidence.

But since my bias is in question, then maybe it's good for you to know that I've actually bought 3 people ipads as gifts. One of them was even a wedding gift. I have absolutely nothing against ipads whatsoever. My claim of Tablet PC > iPad is similar to saying the i7-980X > your PhenII x4 940. You might not like it, and there may be a million different reasons why you picked the Phenom and not the i7, but that doesn't change the fact that the 980X is more powerful.

3) Good to know about the styluses - you sure they haven't just gotten used to keeping their palm off the screen, or are they actually writing like normal people?


P.S.: I really am legitimately curious as to what tablet PCs Best Buy has, because on their site they only have the one, and the Best Buy near me doesn't have any at all. And by tablet PCs I mean actual PCs, not ipad/Android/whatever tablets. I didn't ask it to try to make any sort of point or anything.
The thread was derailing fast and as a moderator, it's somewhat your job to avoid it as well.

My Best Buy's have the Samsung Tablets for sure, and I'd have to go and look at the other ones, as I haven't been a couple weeks.
 
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The thread was derailing fast and as a moderator, it's somewhat your job to avoid it as well.
Last I checked a discussion about tablets in a thread about a tablet isn't much of a derailment.
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Last I checked a discussion about tablets in a thread about a tablet isn't much of a derailment.
Alright, that's exactly what was going on .

Event starts at 1PM EST if you're keeping up with Engadget!
 
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We should all play a drinking game.

Take a drink each time Steve says "magical."

I'm up to 7 drinks in 12 minutes.
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We should all play a drinking game.

Take a drink each time Steve says "magical."

I'm up to 7 drinks in 12 minutes.
Good thing I'm just watching the Engadget "slideshow" updates then, where it's mainly pictures
    
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Good thing I'm just watching the Engadget "slideshow" updates then, where it's mainly pictures
It should count if that guy is typing it, too.
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Dual Core A5 chip confirmed!
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