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Old 27-01-2010, 18:26   #1
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The Apple iPad Thread

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8483654.stm

So what use would anyone have for a Tablet PC really?
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Old 27-01-2010, 18:29   #2
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re: The Apple iPad Thread

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So what use would anyone have for a Tablet PC really?
Its not really a computer is it, id love one! but im not getting one because they will have a newer version by the end of the year.

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Old 27-01-2010, 18:30   #3
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re: The Apple iPad Thread

I had Compaq Tablet in 2003, and it was useful as a general office gadget (handwriting recognition as well as the standard laptop stuff), and the keyboard detached. I liked it, and kept it for travelling.

Only problem was that it was painfully slow - underpowered for what it was trying to do.
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Old 27-01-2010, 18:32   #4
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I want one.
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Old 27-01-2010, 18:34   #5
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A giant iPod touch
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A giant iPod touch
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re: The Apple iPad Thread

Well I like the look of it. As for people buying it. It's a mac - build it and they will come lol
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Old 27-01-2010, 18:37   #8
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re: The Apple iPad Thread

I'd rather have a touch screen laptop, then at least I have a keyboard to type on
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I would love to have a keyboard free, touchscreen Mac - but I don't think that's what this is. I think it may be running the iPod/iPhone OS rather than a version of OSX.
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I would love to have a keyboard free, touchscreen Mac - but I don't think that's what this is. I think it may be running the iPod/iPhone OS rather than a version of OSX.
I have heard rumours it does indeed run firmware 4.0 (Which is what I'm hoping they are going to announce).
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and what rip off price will this be i wonder !
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re: The Apple iPad Thread

Who cares - I'll get work to buy me one....
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I was totally underwhelmed. It is essentially a giant iPod touch with some extra features thrown in. Not worth it at all.
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re: The Apple iPad Thread

it does look sweet but have to see what the $ price is and what the £ or € is going to be for this device.

for the basic 1 with Wifi and 3g $629.... quite steep if your asking me.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/27/l...reation-event/
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I would love to have a keyboard free, touchscreen Mac - but I don't think that's what this is. I think it may be running the iPod/iPhone OS rather than a version of OSX.


"Bandwidth revealed that device will run on an extension of the iPhone operating system"


according to sky news if this helps
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