iPad 2 launched by Steve Jobs

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    What can it do better than a laptop and for that matter can it do as much ?

    well, it's lighter, slimmer, longer battery life, .. but what else.. can someone who owns one enlighten me ?

    I have two cameras already.. why would I want an iPad when I have a perfectly good iBook ?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/8357861/Apple-iPad-2-Steve-Jobs-makes-surprise-launch-appearance.html
     
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    all it needs is phone capability and we have nearly gone full circle
    remembering the original mobiles with a suitcase to carry em in:Doh:

    think missmanagement will be keeping her i pad and not be upgrading
    just dont tell her pleeaase:thumb:
     
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    Did he launch it like a discus or a frisbee? :BigGrin:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    an expensive frizbee .. and it didn't fly very well..:Laughing:

    but I'm betting it will fly off the shop shelves.. :RollEyes:

    I really can't figure out a use for it .. other than posing on the daily commute or trendy wine bar.. two things I don't do, so for me it's an expensive toy that has a few tricks up it's sleeve.. much like my Jan :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Ive got an Ipad, it was a gift. I would never have bought one. Why would I, I have a couple of very high spec PC.s After 4 months of use, If mine was broken tonight, I would replace it by lunchtime tomorrow. I can't justify the cost, it doesn't do flash which is a pain, I never thought I would like it. But I have come to depend on it.

    From 'off' to checking the sites happens in seconds, two of them. Reading the newspaper on it is so intuitave and comfortable its addictive, the screen quality is better than a 2k dell laptop, the way you interact with is just superb.

    This post typed on an IPAD :Cool:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    I'd say it's for those who mainly read. Instant on, read a lot, type little. So perfect for 10000 or so read only FUNsters.

    Maybe a good MH device. OK for some emails and a few FUN posts. But not for backing your your photos.

    These tablets in general don't have the bulk storage, because they are for reading off the airwaves. We hit OS wars, Apple/Windoze/Linux/Android, it's down to the software you want to run.

    I notice many tablet cases featuring a built in keyboard, in other words, turn your tablet into a low capacity laptop.

    We'll be seeing laptops fitted with these tablet touch screens, there will be a lot of makers looking for their niche.
     
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    Samsung Galaxy Tab....half the price, more portable and usable, expandable memory, 2 cameras, makes phone calls, plays flash and most importantly of all.

    Your not chained to bloody Apple :thumb::thumb:
     
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    That's what 'Greenpoison's' for! :thumb:
     
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    Oh yes and no need to void the warranty on you £600 tablet by using dodgy software :Wink:

    I forgot about that one :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Like Jim, I have come to depend on my iPad when out of the house. I use it for surfing the web and posting on Fun. However, Brian is wrong when he states it's no good for backing up photo's, I also have the camera attachment and can save all my pics on it, all 64GB. With the WiFi and 3G I can post anywhere. All in all, alone with my Macbook Pro and iPhone I am all Appled out :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    The thing is everyone who has one says they'd get another if theirs broke tomorrow! The people that say they are a waste of space are the ones who haven't got them. I'd get one if only I could justify it - I already have a notebook, a laptop and a kindle!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Well, they are hardly likely to admit it was a waste of money .. especially to the OH ..:Laughing:

    I don't think they were a waste of space, I see the benfits in the portability and long battery life... nothing else.

    I certainly have no use for one so I couldn't justify, if I wanted an eReader I would buy a Kindle at £111 ..

    As I see it, it's basically an iPod touch with a bigger screen ..
     
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    What every one has failed to realise is it's a gadget, and blokes love gadgets. He who dies with the most gadgets wins. He's still dead but has won!
     
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    at last .. the truth :thumb: :Laughing:
     
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    Ipod users on trains make the ex son-in-law chuckle, out comes the ipod in its special bag, then the stand, then the keyboard, they must have spent as much on the extras as the ipod. :BigGrin:

    Ian
     
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    Android pads do ( the later ones ).
     
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    Just wait a bit. 2011 is the Year of the Tablet. Android 3 tablets are about to hit the streets, half the price of Apple and more functionality.

    I don't need one, but.......................
     
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    More like the right price but still locked into Apple System Jackboot.
     
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