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Old 01-28-2010, 10:53 AM   #11
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im not against the ipad far from it
i just think a few things apple did are so stupid
and come on to include a sim card slot and a gps chip DOES NOT cost any where near 130 dollars!
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:55 AM   #12
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It is not ment to be a phone or work laptop. You use it for movies pictures and emails. The no usb was a smart idea. Now it is called Bluetooth.NEW. Use it
No USB was smart? You're kidding me, right? Bluetooth doesn't replace USB...??? Wireless USB could have been an option but they didn't even do that...

The long and short of the iPad (super absorbency!) in my eyes:

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Old 01-28-2010, 11:30 AM   #13
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Just get an Eee PC, put in a touch screen, and hackintosh it, then you have a MUCH more useful device with most of the features of the iPad.

Though if they made a keyboard with hinges that you clip to the bottom to make it into a laptop, that'd be really awesome.
You mean like:


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Old 01-28-2010, 11:35 AM   #14
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Steve Jobs says that the ipad is better than a laptop and a smartphone. I disagree, he also says that netbooks aren't good at anything but frankly I know some netbooks especially those with ion graphics that can blow this thing out of the water at all the tasks he claims this thing is better at.
Here's a video from the keynote
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:36 AM   #15
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Steve Jobs says that the ipad is better than a laptop and a smartphone.
Why am I not surprised? I also disagree with the statement, and the one about netbooks not being good at anything. But he's not exactly going to play up the competition
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The no usb was a smart idea. Now it is called Bluetooth.NEW. Use it
I tired using the Bluetooth on my Macbook to my phone to transfer a couple pictures. My phone was literally sitting on the Macbook and it had trouble transferring the pictures. That was the day I tried and gave up on Bluetooth.

That being said, with the OS the iPad has, it really couldn't do much with USB devices as it is. If it had OSX on it then it could use USB correctly. That's my thoughts anyway.
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You mean like:


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No. What I mean is a keyboard that physically attaches to the bottom of the ipad to make it like a laptop.

like this:

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What I mean is a keyboard that physically attaches to the bottom of the ipad to make it like a laptop.
Stupid question - but why not just get a touchscreen laptop?!
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Why must it physically attach? I think it's better being seperate!
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I just think it'd be a cool accessory for it.

It would be better if it physically attached because then you could close it like a laptop and have the screen protected and so you could use it in your lap like I do all the time with my netbook.
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