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I fly a lot (work related) so I use my iPad (1st gen) to watch movies. On an everyday basis, it's more of web browsing where I don't need my laptop or don't need to fire up my rig.
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post #22 of 27
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I fly a lot (work related) so I use my iPad (1st gen) to watch movies. On an everyday basis, it's more of web browsing where I don't need my laptop or don't need to fire up my rig.
or a netbook with a real keyboard and non-apple support.... / with a processor that god forbid could play a real video game (and from the beginning could play flash?)
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Mad? Hardly. And if they can scale it down enough, then you could put it on a netbook, which is just as portable yet more functional. While the onscreen KB's are decent, they're still nowhere near as fast as a real KB, even if it is only 75% of normal size.

I have always thought that tab's are useful in certain circumstances, like for a nurse making rounds at a hospital for instance. But for the layperson, really silly IMO. I used an iPad and really, it's just a huge iPod. Has no more functionality than an iPod touch.

Now if some manufacturer, made a netbook that had a rotating screen and could double as a tab, then we're talkin. Hell they could even make a slide out one like on some smart phones.
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or a netbook with a real keyboard and non-apple support.... / with a processor that god forbid could play a real video game (and from the beginning could play flash?)
Apple support is amazing. They've replaced my 3GS and my girlfriend (water-damaged] iPhone 4, let's see you get that kind of customer service from Asus, Msi, Acer, etc.
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Myself I don't call a iPad a tablet... a iPad is its own thing.
A tablet is defined as a portable PC... PCs have USB ports, Mini USB Ports, HDMI ports..

The iPad well the iPad has a home button, proprietary port, volume rocker, lock switch and a sleep button.
    
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I Sold my 32GB ipad. It was very limited in any task it performed. I had to watch out while web browsing, often times pages, especially here on ocn, were just too much and it would force close. Wifi had horrible range and would randomly drop. Jail-Breaking it didn't really do much for me, it was still very "closed-source". Reading books didn't hurt my eyes, but the battery life wasn't great for it either. I hate that I bought it, but at least I got rid of it and got something for it. Lesson Learned. I'll wait a few more generations before I get another Tablet.
post #27 of 27
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I fly a lot (work related) so I use my iPad (1st gen) to watch movies. On an everyday basis, it's more of web browsing where I don't need my laptop or don't need to fire up my rig.
you can just plus 1 me on this. i flew from Athens to NY and watched movies non-stop and i still had 60% battery left when i got there. i actually bought it after a trip to japan watching movies on my 3rd gen ipod.

it's perfect for looking up stuff when you're sitting around watching tv and stuff like that.

not a laptop replacement, but definitely will decrease the number of times you boot up your laptop or desktop rig.
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