Originally Posted by wizard69
[*]Replacement for a Day Timer or similar organizer.
Probably a cultural name change, but I don't know what this is.
EBook reader. This is actually huge and a growing market.
A portable computing device.
Fulfilled by both the 3.5" and 9.6" form factors.
An iPad / computer that functions as an in car navigation system.
Fulfilled by the 3.5" form factor. You want a 7" thing on your dash blocking the view, be my guest.
A computer for the professional. Professionals that wear labcoats if you are really worried about where the will put the seven inch iPad.
Yep something your cell phone is designed to do. However your cell phone has one problem, it is compromised by its small screen. A sub seven inch iPad would offer a considerable increase in screen real estate yet remain portable.
Seven inch device can't be comfortably carried on its own. I think I mentioned that.
Now you are just being difficult.
No, I'm being optimal.
If you knew anything about hollywood you would realize that a number of different ratios have been used over the years.
If you didn't make assumptions about my knowledge, you wouldn't look like a fool.
The fact remains that a wider screen results in more of the screen being used to deliver whatever content is being shown.
No, not really. Especially with a 2.39:1 screen. 16:9 can fit in 4:3 fairly easily, but when you're watching lower ratios on a higher ratio screen, they get small. You're always going to have the black bars. Doesn't matter if your device is 4:3, 16:10, 16:9, or 2.39:1.
In fact I see iPad, with its current screen ratio, as a poor choice if your intent is to use it to watch movies extensively. It is really hard to debate this as the narrow aspect ratio can have a significant impact on the content.
See? You're just whining about black bars now. For you to be happy with the device, it would have to be 2.39:1, but just now you made fun of me for suggesting so.
You must have money to burn. Frankly I'm still on my 3G iPhone simply because there are better uses for my money than buying Apple hardware every year. So I consider carefully ever purchase I make from Apple.
I was being facetious. The comment to which I was replying was equally so.
Well lets see we have the Mac Book, Mac Book Pro and the AIR that most certainly overlap each other. Of course you will find some wiggle room and point out the difference, possibly the minor differences in screen size.
The screen sizes are identical. That's meaningless. The devices are not.
Someone says, "I want something low-end." They buy the MacBook. Period.
Someone says, "I want something a little nicer." They buy the 13" MacBook Pro or a 15".
Someone says, "I want something ultraportable." They buy the MacBook Air REGARDLESS of if they would otherwise have even a 17" laptop or even a desktop. It doesn't cater to anywhere near the same audience as the rest of their line.
The thing is just because you can't personally see the value in a smaller iPad, there are many that can.
Try carrying just the device. See how annoying it becomes.