Originally Posted by extremeskater
That funny because most members here don't believe a netbook has to the power to watch movies or even stream something with Flash. Netbooks work just fine in fact most are a good bit more powerful then the iPad and can now even run Windows 7 just fine. The iPad can't even handle Flash 10.
The iPad is not trying to replace a Netbook.
A Netbook is just a cheap laptop, nothing more.
A Netbook is an underpowered. lower speced, smaller screened Laptop.
If you want a laptop buy a laptop, or if you don't have the cash a netbook.
The iPad is a different type of product, it is not a computer, it is not trying to be a computer.
It is a new type of product, something that we will just have around the house, and use when we want to access the internet, play games, etc. NOT COMPUTE, for that we will still use a computer.
It is not a computer, just like an XBox is not a computer.
It serves a purpose, that you just don't see yet.
I will have an iPad sat on the coffee table at home, and will use it for :-
- Web surfing (glad there is no flash - NO ADVERTS)
- Control iTunes
- Read books
- Play games
All with a really slick, easy to use touch interface.
I know I can do these things on a laptop / netbook, but I don;t want to use a computer, as it feels like work, and that I am using a device that is not really designed to be used while I sit on the sofa.