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I just don't get it! Ever since the Ipad came out there's all this talk about Tablets like it's been some mainstream device for ages, and all of a sudden everyone is coming out with one like it's always been that way...

My mom actually ran out and bought a Ipad last year and all the overpriced accessories to go with it and almost from day one it just sits on a shelf in a case, she never touchs it and I really have no interest in it considering I have a laptop and my sig rig.... I honestly don't think my mom even knows how to turn it on or really use it. hahaha
    
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post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by rkl1985 View Post
I just don't get it! Ever since the Ipad came out there's all this talk about Tablets like it's been some mainstream device for ages, and all of a sudden everyone is coming out with one like it's always been that way...

My mom actually ran out and bought a Ipad last year and all the overpriced accessories to go with it and almost from day one it just sits on a shelf in a case, she never touchs it and I really have no interest in it considering I have a laptop and my sig rig.... I honestly don't think my mom even knows how to turn it on or really use it. hahaha
Thank Apple marketing for that purchase.
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post #13 of 25
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So... it's a tablet with a keyboard... isn't that just a... laptop.
Nope. "Tablet PCs" were first introduced as a notebook with a touch display. Apple just took the name and thought they did something first.
post #14 of 25
I could see a use for something like this in my line of work. I work as an Industrial Engineering Technician at a warehouse, and Id have to say that tablet would easily suffice for use for time studies on Associates. The kicker being with the add on laptop part (read keyboard) it would be simple to upload my data to the server anywhere in the warehouse. (assuming that the keyboard has RJ-45 connectors). Handy device, however Im not sure I would drop the 800 for something to aide me at work.
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post #15 of 25
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Launched.

Pricing is 14900 NT without keyboard or $500 and 17900 with keyboard or $600 add 100 for the respective 32gb versions.
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Well the 3.2lbs 13.3inch Toshiba R830 series is around $900 with Intel i5 2410M CPU, I'd take the Protege R830 over this any day.
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Launched.

Pricing is 14900 NT without keyboard or $500 and 17900 with keyboard or $600 add 100 for the respective 32gb versions.
Might be interesting to see in the US then. But the whole "pad" fad needs something drastic of a change over. They're like that weird mutant that tries to be a phone and laptop at once and fails pretty handily on both ends. And that ipad is so hilarious because of how Apple's PR branch managed to convince people that an oversized ipod touch was something "revolutionary, magical" (their words). Got to love stupid people.
     
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Also on display, finger print smudges galore.
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Also on display, finger print smudges galore.
Don't let people eat and touch screen?
     
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post #20 of 25
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$799? No thanks. Make it $500 and we'll talk
This. The EP121's just 250 bucks more, why not get that instead?
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