Originally Posted by wizard69
I'm reluctant to go out and buy a machine that the manufacture is ashammed of. Basically that position is the result of the lack of info on RAM installed and info on A4.
Wow - talk about missing the point...
They don't talk about it because those technical details are not relevant to the experience of the device. AT ALL.
Was that clear enough? If you want to geek out with your devices, this device is not for you
- and that's OK. It doesn't have to be all things to all people, and I'm glad it's not.
Of course that is the rational side of me speaking.
The flip side sees a lot of draw in a platform that breaks the mold.
There's your rational side! That other side of you is the emotional side that is distrustful because the iPad, based on specs alone, doesn't fit into your expectations.
Just go hold one - I have a feeling you will get it rather quickly, and you won't care a whit about the RAM, CPU or any other such stuff
Let's just hope that iPad actually meets with his expectations. The problem of course is that commercials make the device look very appealing. In practice I'm not convinced it will actually meet every purchasers needs. The number one issue being the on screen keyboards. People have this idea that they will be able to pound away on them just like a standard keyboard - not likely.
Why not? I had one of those projection/infra-red portable keyboards that were the absolute rage a while back and while not as fast as a tactile keyboard, it was pretty passable. The touch screen on the iPad will be far more responsive. With the larger size, I don't think it will be nearly as bad as people set to hate on the iPad are intimating.
In any event I still see iPad as killing the laptop market.
Well that's a relief, because it's not intended to. I do see the iPad and devices like it blowing past laptops in total sales. Those are two different things. It's not a zero sum game. A sale of an iPad doesn't translate into a lost sale for a laptop and vice versa.
I know it's change how I've been looking at future purchases. The combo of a big screen iMac or other desktop combined with a future rev iPad could eliminate my laptop needs. It is all about what iPhone OS 4.0 does for us.
bingo. It will be interesting to see how much or little I use my MacBook Pro after I get my iPad. I see only two or three use cases that are pretty infrequent for me now - I wish I would have bought my MacPro first and held off on the MBP. Oh well, at least I have the model with the Express Card slot - I'm not getting rid of it now any time soon (all my SLR's use compact flash - SD is useless to me and I'm annoyed they replaced express card on their PRO laptop with SD)