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Which one? philip
I wouldn't count Microsoft out. They have a lot of very talented people working for them. To claim they are dying is absurd. philip
Can you write with it? I don't care about handwriting recognition at all, but it would be nice to be able to write and project whatever is being written. Wouldn't the touch stuff leave hand marks all over the place? I have a couple of Tablet PC's from HP and Lenovo. Really nice for writing and I specifically avoided getting the touch screen option. Don't need pressure sensitive but the ability to annotate pdf files at least would be great. I am not talking of writing out a...
The Kindle only recently became available in Canada and there are many restrictions. It took one year for the iPhone to sell up here. This is not a matter of an internal mess. It has to do with the notion of sovereignty which most people (not I) support. philip
It's not just an e-book reader. In any case even if there were no iBooks' store available you would be able to buy epub books and read them. Apple has wisely adopted that standard and in Canada at least there are more books than you could ever hope to read available now. What you are worrying about has to do with distribution rights. The Kindle is sold in Canada. But, even though we buy our books from the kindle store in the US there are books that are not available in...
I have an HP2710p. Nice tablet ( not the same type as the iPad or the newer touch HP) and I really prefer nontouch screens for writing during lectures. But, HP is no Apple. I'll be getting an iPad the second it's available. philip
I see it as a replacement for both and will get one the moment it is out in Canada (and I just got a great Asus netbook with 8-10 hour battery life that I really like, am also a real Tablet (as in stylus) user). The iPad is going to change things in a big way, for me at least. philip
I agree that they do read. However, I don't think they read seriously on computer screens. Hard on the eyes, etc... It's much nicer on something like a Kindle but that has other problems ( even the DX model). It seems to me that people will glance through articles on a computer screen, print them and then read. There is room for a device to really advance reading and perhaps this is it. I just wonder about the eye strain, fragility of the device ( drop a paperback and...
The point of e-ink and the Kindle in particular is to read. This is difficult on reflective screens. It's hard on the eyes, etc... It's a bit why touch screen e-readers even with e-ink are not as comfortable on the eyes as a Kindle. When you read a paper book it doesn't shine back at you and that is just wonderful. It's what makes reading effortless. Reading books and articles on my current laptops/iPhone is unbearable unless it's for a very short period of time. There is...
Well you, not the average customer, said you wanted an easy way The average customer is not going to worry about multiple codecs anyway. They will use H.264 or WMV. Here's an alternative to Boxee/XBMC:1- get usb flask, put into mac2- downoad the ATV 3.0 OS (this is optional, but it's pretty nice)3- download atvusb-creator from google sw4- run 3 and use the dmg in 2 and don't select software menu, xbmc/Boxee5- shut off ATV. Put in flash drive. Turn on and when it tells...
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