Originally Posted by nkhm
No, it's not a 'laptop' choice, it's a new type of device for those who cannot afford and do not need a high powered laptop. Is a pushbike an automobile choice for those who can't afford a car?
Apple haven't tried to strangle anything, why would they have ported iWork if they didn't want people to create basic content on the thing. My point is that this will never be a high end content creation device with the current spec, it's relatively inexpensive because it has lower powered components which cost less to mass produce and place into this type of product. It's not a top end replacement, it's a new way of doing what 90% of the population need to do on their 'computer' - music, web, email, video, casual game play and reading - a media consumption device, however the boundaries are pushed, the A4 processor is not going to edit billboard size images at 300dpi in photoshop, for that you need a high power desktop...
And no, the desktop is not dead.
yes delete out from your fine feathered post the word
ad the ipad with numbers and pages will suffice to do enough computing for most of the planet
the a4 does iphoto i movie i tunes well enough i surmise
as the ipad grows up in power nad connection to coud computing
NO ONE TRULY needs both a MBP And an IPAD if your strapped for cash
a 160g ipod can hold most of your media file
a white plastic mb can hold more
even a shared mini can do triple time in a family of 3
one mini back up and 3 ipads
vs a 3 mbp's ???
add the iphone 4 stuff ands my mind boogles at the over lapping stuff betwixt all the apple products
and late late at night in bed you can still not sleep you whip out your ipad >>> laydown and watch some video podcast or a tv show ..... while sleep over takes you
try that with a MBP .. or mini
>>>>the desk top is dead ..
the desk top can be 8 mini's stacked yes sirrreeeee
but with a4 chips
with GCS AND other new low power apple computing
with 2 or 3 or 4 gpu chips sharing work loads
we do not need a cray anymore to rendered high end stuff
the desktop killed it self
the clouds will be the final knife
i would love a ipad
i just can't see it beating my 2 chip mbp
yet on my 1 hr subway ferry commute i see more and more ipads poping up
that one hand rerading gameplaying movie watching looks cool
apple has given us too many choices