Originally Posted by extremeskater
It is just a big iPod Touch. I still hold to that comment. Unlike many of you I like the iPad because it is a toy. Listen to music, play games, surf the net and watch videos. If I wanted to do something productive I have to use a MBP because the iPad simply does not support the software I use. Which is the case for most people.
Mouse I am the as honest as they get because unlike you I just don't walk around sucking Steve Jobs nut sack. You are a bias fanboy wuss which doesn't make you honest. Just because you love everything that Apple makes and bash everything else doesn't make you honest in fact it's quite the opposite.
People like you bash Google, Microsoft and everyone else when 99% of the time you haven't even touched their products or services. That doesn't make you honest. At least when I have something negative to say I make an effort to use the product first. My opinion of the iPad still stand its a toy.
Just because it has sold to millions doesn't mean its some great productivity device. If its such a great educational tool like Steve Jobs says then why doesn't it get an educational discount like all other Apple products that are seen as educational tools? Love to hear your answer on that one.
You are one of the most bias people on this forum it's beyond a joke for you to try and call anyone else out on being honest.
Whats your definition of productive ?
To a child, painting on an iPad is amazingly creative and productive.
Being productive ? Can mean lots of things, being more productive at work for example, or simply creating something where there wasn't anything there before, creating something.
People like you always mention that its a toy and a consumption device, do you honestly believe that ? Have you NEVER created anything on your iPad ? I bet you have. To say you can do certain things on a laptop/desktop that you can't do on a iPad, does not mean the iPad is diminished in anyway, it simply implies that the others are more powerful and designed to be used in that way.
You really need to step back and reconsider your views, as they appear to be from someone who has issues that are impacting their ability to think straight.
Lets look at it in another light, my child runs the app for the Solar System, gets thrilled, and talks about this at school, does a hand-written project. Have they been creative ? Yes, the project was not created on the iPad (although it can be very easily, but I want to highlight the fact that it wasn't). I ask again, has that person been creative (i.e. productive).
See if you start looking at things in a different light, a whole new world opens up to you.
If you watched the iPad 2 presentation, at the end Steve Jobs explains that technology in itself is not enough. This cannot be any truer, just imagine how boring and grey our lives would be if it was. Technology is simply the vehicle that allows us to reach to our full potentials.
Missing out on doing your Excel on the iPad is not the end of the world.