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Old April 8, 2010, 02:07 PM
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This looks neat too:
Dock converts an iphone to an ipad - The Inquirer

A dock for the iPhone, similar to an iPad. Not sure of the screen specs, etc. and I realize its not exactly the same, but pretty neat nonetheless, and something I would get over the iPad.
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Old April 8, 2010, 05:30 PM
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Okay.

A laptop can do basic video editing and photo editing. If you use your laptop and then transfer over the videos and photos. It can create music and even has virtual pianos and guitars and drums and stuff like that. You can create you own drawings. You can view all of the Internet, you can download and watch t.v. shows and movies. You can watch netfilx movies. You have the best comic book reading device ever made. You can easily make documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. You can multitask . You can play games and a whole lot of them better than the DS or PSP. Anyone can even make posters and stuff they gets paid to do on a laptop. You can listen to Internet radio. You can do remote desktop and control you PC from across the world. You have good GPS and navigation software.

Give me one significant example of some kind of functionality the iPad has and a laptop does not have (other than a touch screen, although you can technically get a compact laptop that has one as well).
So basically you just said the iPad can do the same as a net book.


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This looks neat too:
Dock converts an iphone to an ipad - The Inquirer

A dock for the iPhone, similar to an iPad. Not sure of the screen specs, etc. and I realize its not exactly the same, but pretty neat nonetheless, and something I would get over the iPad.
That wont nearly be as good as the iPad. The CPU in the 3GS isn't fast enough and that wont be an IPS screen. This is like the Chinese version of the iPad. It looks cool but wont be nearly as good.
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So basically you just said the iPad can do the same as a net book.
No, he said an iPad can't do anything a netbook can't. Plus netbooks cost much less, so the iPad SHOULD be able to do a lot more...
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So basically you just said the iPad can do the same as a net book.
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No, he said an iPad can't do anything a netbook can't.
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So basically you just said the iPad can do the same as a net book.
You say that like its a GOOD thing. A netbook can do damn near everything a jumbo ipod touch can...except drain you wallet and make you feel superior to "PC users". It thats your thing then go right ahead. Me personally, I dont think a device which costs as much as the ipad does should be so crippled.

Drop a real cpu in there, a USB port or two and OS X....and then yeah MAYBE it would be a good deal, but as it is, its a underpowered, overhyped, overheating AND overpriced ipod with a pretty but bigger face.
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Wow my thread got derailed and locked so now the conversation continues on here.
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What a waste of $500.
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What a waste of $500.
Yeah, he could have gotten a netbook with that money instead. Zing!
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Yeah, he could have gotten a netbook with that money instead. Zing!
Exactly. If he had smashed the netbook, then I would lament the waste of a netbook instead.
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