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post #11 of 44
Maybe he was referring to the fact that you can just plug the tablet into any computer with a USB port to access the contents on disk.

Eg, you can just transfer music, documents, photos, videos, etc... on or off of an Android tablet without having to install iTunes on the host computer, or in the case of music and video a 3rd party program that rips and renames the content from whatever folder Apple has hidden it away in.
    
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post #12 of 44
They're about the same. It's really about which performs better. I wouldn't mind getting the Galaxy if its better. I don't think a few millimeters will really matter.
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post #13 of 44
A good title for the article, the thickness of the tablet is irrelevant, size doesn't matter it's how you use it
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post #14 of 44
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Originally Posted by BKsMassive View Post
what CAN'T you do with usb?!!?!?

you sir just asked a stupid question.
No no. The thought I was putting forth is that you don't necessarily need USB on a tablet. Kinda like netbooks not having a DVD drive. It's only something you're used to being there and some people "fear" not having it.
 
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post #15 of 44
There is one huge problem with this source. The final samples were kept behind glass. Samsung was very specific about this. So he was comparing the iPad 2 thinness to non release, probably not final thinness hardware, and makes a story about it, probably looking for page views. That, or he completely missed what every single other blog understood quite well.

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Things I thought I would have wanted as well until I started using one. Then I realized how little I actually need either in a tablet.
Funny, both of those things are things I've found myself wanting. I hate seeing that blue lego brick on content I want to watch (despite what the naysayers say, there is plenty of flash around), and sometimes it's easier to transfer via usb stick.

Different Strokes

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No no. The thought I was putting forth is that you don't necessarily need USB on a tablet. Kinda like netbooks not having a DVD drive. It's only something you're used to being there and some people "fear" not having it.
I'll put forward a thought. Different people have different needs. Somebody on a forum who have never met these people is not the best judge of these peoples needs.

For example, I went from never using my dvd drive on my desktop to never missing it on my netbook. I use my USB ports quite often however, so it's a very different situation for me.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hypertripo View Post
Just look at the xoom with flash enabled in the browser, it is HORRIBLE.

Even if the xoom has great specs flash is just horrible on tablets and smartphones. I have a captivate and flash works but it's just not fluid and it makes the whole browser REALLY slow.
Actually Flash on my Adam (Which is also tegra 2) works very well. I was watching a UStream channel with no problems, same for Youtube, and other random flash videos on the web.

I am using flash player 10.2 with Dolphin HD browser.
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post #17 of 44
Who cares about how thin it is focus on performance =.=
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post #18 of 44
the biggest thing i don't agree with for going thinner and thinner is cooling. this was one of the biggest problems with ipod touches and iPhones, but nobody made a big deal about it, but whenever you would play a graphics intensive game, it would cook your chip. while repairing them, i get at least one case every month or so where the graphics is completely fried. it is located on the bottom left of the mainboard on the ipod or iphone. if you have ever noticed while playing games that the bottom left corner gets hot, that is the graphics chip.

right now i have an ipod touch 2g with fried graphics, and somebody will sell me a fully functioning iTouch for $40, which will let me replace it.

if they would have added a fraction of a millimeter for cooling, none of this would happen. all they need is a small bit of TIM and a metal heat spreader. that would be perfectly sufficient for protecting the gpu. i am willing to bet that the exact same problem will arise from these tablets.
post #19 of 44
They're "thin enough" to me. Seriously, who cares.
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post #20 of 44
I think the whole thin thing is propagated by Apple. They always brag when "Its thinner!!" and so a lot of people get sucked into this false hype.
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