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iPad!
#288891 01/27/10 07:36 PM
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So who's buying one? \:\)

What do we think?

http://www.apple.com/ipad/

I personally was hoping for it to be a "real" Mac. Something akin to a keyboardless, touchscreen Macbook Air. Full blown OSX (able to run Parallels, Photoshop, etc) but in a svelte tablet.

Slightly disappointed that it really is just an XL-sized iPhone|iPod Touch. It certainly looks kinda neat. Not entirely sure I need yet another device to browse our forum. ;\)

While I'm sure it'll be great for music, games, photos, and video, I'm not so sure about Steve's plans for world domination as an eBook reader. My wife has a Kindle, and the nice thing about it is that there's zero eyestrain due to the 100% reflective e-ink display. The technology fades away quickly, and you're just left to enjoy the reading material for what it is (mostly...). The iPad has an active screen, so it likely will be just like reading on a "regular" computer screen. Fine for some, not for others. Not sure if that'll be a recipe for a grand-slam of an ebook reader when it comes to eyestrain and "melt-away-ness".

We'll see!

Thoughts?


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PeterChenoweth #288893 01/27/10 07:55 PM
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I liked it more than I was expecting to, but I'm not going to wait in line to buy it or anything. Besides, I'm sure version two will be even better. \:\)


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PeterChenoweth #288894 01/27/10 07:55 PM
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although I understand your point about the e-ink, it's hard to bet against Apple. should be interesting to see in person. I think if I was going the spend what - $299 ? on a kindle, the price difference to step up to everything else that's in the iPad would be irresitable...

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PeterChenoweth #288895 01/27/10 07:56 PM
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My wife is totally against Kindles. She is also against the downsizing of the local newspaper. She now calls it the daily pamphlet.


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pmbuko #288898 01/27/10 08:09 PM
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 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
I liked it more than I was expecting to, but I'm not going to wait in line to buy it or anything. Besides, I'm sure version two will be even better. \:\)


Agreed! I'll want to play with one in person. And that means going to an Apple Store. Which means I'll need to wait at least 3 months after it's released for the crowds to die down. \:\)


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PeterChenoweth #288900 01/27/10 08:41 PM
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I have a Kindle and love it. And I'm a Apple fanboy. I think the iPad has some nice features and they priced it right. But I wouldn't run out to get it just yet, nothing vastly different from my Kindle and iPhone 3G.

My Kindle works great for reading the SF Chron and SJ Mercury News. No complaints and I can actually read the paper faster. But it's true that magazines and newspapers have to figure out a new model to make money. Printed papers are dying. The iPad has color so it can address people's concern about pictures/photos in reading material.

I do think that this could kill any company from CES trying to do an eInk reader, MID, or smartbook for $600 or more. Why buy those single use devices, even if it ran Android? The App store is already established.

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oldskoolboarder #288901 01/27/10 08:44 PM
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But the one killer app (for me) on this will be comic books and graphic novels.

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oldskoolboarder #288903 01/27/10 08:49 PM
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Word is that everyone in my group is getting one.


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Ken.C #288924 01/27/10 09:49 PM
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Your support group is giving out iPads?

;\)

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Adrian #288931 01/27/10 10:45 PM
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If the group also hands out applesauce and sneakers... run.

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