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The T730 has an 8 1/2 hour battery life.

Try again.
It's not even a tablet anyways. It's a laptop with a touchscreen.
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It's not even a tablet anyways. It's a laptop with a touchscreen.
But that's exactly what a tablet PC is!
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But that's exactly what a tablet PC is!
It needs a slimmer form factor. People that go to buy tablets, go to buy something thin and light with good battery life. Hence why none of the current Windows based handheld have sold well. 4 pounds is way to heavy.

Try again.
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Ok, let's look at aftermarket products then. Newegg.com has 11 keyboards for the ipad, and 580 keyboards for the PC. They have 120 webcams for the PC, none for the ipad. Should I bring in mice, controllers, joysticks, spacenavigators, monitors, scanners, and printers into it too?
So you're going to use a keyboard, a mouse, a webcam, yada yada yada all from the sofa? Just because you can? Obviously there are more peripherals given it's a windows based tablet. Clearly that is not what I was talking about. *sigh

I know you know what I'm referring to when I say after market support, this is a silly straw argument by you.


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Well then like I said, get an ipad. I'll be lounging on my sofa and STILL doing productivity work.
I already own one, and it's replaced my macbook. Different strokes for different folks. The sofa is the last place I want to be productive. All I want to do is check my email, read the news, and just browse. That's what I bought it for and it does the job better than anything else I've come across.

Really at the end of the day, I highly doubt you're doing much more on your tablet than I do on mine.
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He just doesn't understand
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It needs a slimmer form factor. People that go to buy tablets, go to buy something thin and light with good battery life. Hence why none of the current Windows based handheld have sold well. 4 pounds is way to heavy.

Try again.
ipad: 1.5lb
HP slate 500: 1.5lb
Fujitsu U800: 1.3lb


And some people buy tablets to do things that ipads can't, believe it or not. Like to draw with a wacom pen directly on the screen in photoshop. Or to take notes in meetings or in class.

Tablet PCs have actually been doing very well, just not in the consumer market because most people don't think they're worth the price. Only this past year have they dropped under $1000, while the ipad has a whole bunch of apple fanboys and a MUCH lower price to push it along. They've been very popular with businesses though, and you can find them used by large companies in nearly EVERY industry, from entertainment to healthcare to insurance.
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Again, with stupid Atom's that are stupid slow for Windows 7.

The only reason they are popular in businesses is because they run the windows applications that they need.

Everything except the iPad barley sells. (At least at my bestbuy location, I work inventory, and we will sell more iPads in a weekend, then all other tablets in a month combined) There's a good reason, because it has a fast, light OS with TONS of capabilities, all wrapped up in a functional, good looking forum factor. Coming in a a price that is MUCH lower than all others. Windows 7 tablets will never succeed.
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So you're going to use a keyboard, a mouse, a webcam, yada yada yada all from the sofa? Just because you can? Obviously there are more peripherals given it's a windows based tablet. Clearly that is not what I was talking about. *sigh

I know you know what I'm referring to when I say after market support, this is a silly straw argument by you.
Aftermarket support is NOT limited to only docks and cases. And even if it were, there are more laptop cases than there are ipad cases, and every tablet PC has a dock that you can get for it.

So again, I'm not seeing where the ipad wins in aftermarket support.


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I already own one, and it's replaced my macbook. Different strokes for different folks. The sofa is the last place I want to be productive. All I want to do is check my email, read the news, and just browse. That's what I bought it for and it does the job better than anything else I've come across.

Really at the end of the day, I highly doubt you're doing much more on your tablet than I do on mine.
Well that's where we're very different then, because when I've got to write a report or what not I like to do it on the couch . I only use my desktop for when I need the processing power, or with applications where the massive screen real estate helps (like when programming certain things, and with photo editing). Pretty much everything else is done on the tablet.

But there is one thing I do on my tablet you definitely can't on the ipad no matter what - I've gone almost paperless in both college and work. Between the keyboard and the wacom pen notetaking is SO much easier than on paper. Plus you can clip things out of textbooks (which are all ebooks of course) and the powerpoint slides from the lectures and put them directly in the notes. And you can fill out and sign forms and send/receive faxes directly on it. Unless the iPad2 gets an active pen digitizer, this is completely Tablet PC territory.


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He just doesn't understand
Like I said maybe 10 posts ago - if it's what you want, then get an ipad or a xoom or whatever floats your boat. But the simple fact of the matter is that you can't deny it's shortcomings either. Sure you can lounge on the couch with one, but everything it does a computer can do better.

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Again, with stupid Atom's that are stupid slow for Windows 7.
The i7 is too powerful, and the Atom is too slow? It sounds like computers aren't really your thing.

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The only reason they are popular in businesses is because they run the windows applications that they need.
No it's actually because you can write on them. The applications that businesses need can be on any platform, because a good 80-90% of them are custom-developed (either in-house or by a software firm). They use Windows because it's the easiest (and therefore cheapest) one to manage on client systems from an IT standpoint. But still, you can't make a sale and then hand a customer an ipad to sign on. And you'd also look very unprofessional showing up to a meeting and doing nothing but staring at the screen because you need to finger-in some notes.

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Everything except the iPad barley sells. (At least at my bestbuy location, I work inventory, and we will sell more iPads in a weekend, then all other tablets in a month combined) There's a good reason, because it has a fast, light OS with TONS of capabilities, all wrapped up in a functional, good looking forum factor. Coming in a a price that is MUCH lower than all others. Windows 7 tablets will never succeed.
First of all, this is irrelevant. Not only doesn't best buy sell to the business market, but they only sell one tablet PC (the s10-3t) and it sucks, it's like 10 years behind the rest of the market (no HD playback, no pen digitizer, old version of Atom, TN panel, etc). Of course noone's buying it, it's a piece of junk. And I've already said to you plain out that yes, the ipad is more popular with consumers. I'm not arguing with that.

Second, market success is great and all, but if you're making a purchasing decision based on how many OTHER people bought it then that's just dumb. If the iPad works for you, then great. But if it doesn't, it doesn't, and however many units your best buy sold last month isn't going to change that.

Besides, if we go by your logic, then that makes the Toyota Prius a better car than the Bugatti Veyron.
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Yes.... but can it play with the Asus EP121?
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