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    Anyone Getting An IPad?

    If so why?

    And would love to hear reviews from anyone who does.
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    Re: Anyone Getting An IPad?

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    Re: Anyone Getting An IPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    Here is a pretty good review.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gA16Fq4SAo


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    Re: Anyone Getting An IPad?

    I already have an iPhone -- as of right now, I don't see anything that the iPad can do that screams "must buy."
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    Re: Anyone Getting An IPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    I already have an iPhone -- as of right now, I don't see anything that the iPad can do that screams "must buy."
    But, it's bigger than your iPhone.
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    Re: Anyone Getting An IPad?

    My house is full of Macs and Ipod. I heart apple.
    But I think the ipad is great gadget that no one really needs.
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    Re: Anyone Getting An IPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    My house is full of Macs and Ipod. I heart apple.
    But I think the ipad is great gadget that no one really needs.
    It's the first gadget Apple has released in a long time that doesn't have a clearly defined purpose. It isn't a music player like the iPod, it isn't a smartphone like the iPhone -- it's pretty much just a platform device that will live and die based on the content that is written for it.

    It needs a "killer app" to sell it beyond the hardcore Apple fanatics. So far, I haven't seen one.
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    Re: Anyone Getting An IPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    It's the first gadget Apple has released in a long time that doesn't have a clearly defined purpose. It isn't a music player like the iPod, it isn't a smartphone like the iPhone -- it's pretty much just a platform device that will live and die based on the content that is written for it.

    It needs a "killer app" to sell it beyond the hardcore Apple fanatics. So far, I haven't seen one.
    I am intrigued by it. I am somewhat in need of a new computer. My laptop is about 8 years old now and is on its last leg.

    I think the IPad is a combination of a couple platforms. It isn't a laptop but can serve as one. It isn't a music player but you can play music on it. It isn't a portable DVD player but you can watch DVD's on it. It isn't the kindle but you can read e books on it. I think it would be a great item for a big time traveler.

    I really think that as wifi becomes more broad a standard wireless connection will become more in demand rather than a phone connection. I already have an ipod shuffle and a smart phone so I really have no need for the iphone. I am waiting to see what kind of reviews come out about the ipad before I make any type of decision.

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    Re: Anyone Getting An IPad?

    Apple will try and tell you you can't live without it, then they'll tell you how much it costs...and then they'll tell you after you buy it that they no longer support that technology on their next roll out of the product.

    So no, I won't be buying it, just like all their other products.

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    Re: Anyone Getting An IPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    My house is full of Macs and Ipod. I heart apple.
    But I think the ipad is great gadget that no one really needs.
    That's my take, also. I can't see it as anything other than a large iPod Touch.

    It seems that Apple wants it to be viewed as a revolutionary device that fills a niche but I have a hard time believing a large number of people will be willing to shell out $500 for a device that can't replace devices on either side of that niche.

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    Re: Anyone Getting An IPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    I am intrigued by it. I am somewhat in need of a new computer. My laptop is about 8 years old now and is on its last leg.

    I think the IPad is a combination of a couple platforms. It isn't a laptop but can serve as one. It isn't a music player but you can play music on it. It isn't a portable DVD player but you can watch DVD's on it. It isn't the kindle but you can read e books on it. I think it would be a great item for a big time traveler.

    I really think that as wifi becomes more broad a standard wireless connection will become more in demand rather than a phone connection. I already have an ipod shuffle and a smart phone so I really have no need for the iphone. I am waiting to see what kind of reviews come out about the ipad before I make any type of decision.
    I think Apple can market this to college students if they can get textbook companies to publish e-books on the I pad. Than all a student would need is one of these and they'd have a laptop, their book, and all the diversions necessary for class.
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    Re: Anyone Getting An IPad?

    A review from USA Today:

    http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columni...d-review_N.htm

    I like the device conceptually but it's in the no-man's-land category for me from a practical perspective.
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    Re: Anyone Getting An IPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    My house is full of Macs and Ipod. I heart apple.
    But I think the ipad is great gadget that no one really needs.
    Same here. My family is as into Apple as any, but we have no interest in shelling out for an ipad.

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    Re: Anyone Getting An IPad?

    Thing has some inexcusable flaws in it as far as I can see.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0..._n_441770.html
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    Re: Anyone Getting An IPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    Thing has some inexcusable flaws in it as far as I can see.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0..._n_441770.html
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