Originally Posted by PXT
Well there's the funny thing. I wonder if they ever thought of having the computer itself tell you about itself.
I was wondering the same thing, so I came to the closest Apple Store to look (Baybrook Mall, Webster--Houston, TX).
1. I think the little iPads are a GREAT replacement for the paper displays. I thought I would be a little off put by having to work to find the price and other information (although sparse) on the paper displays). Not so--the iPad's are doing a great job of being interactive and showing intuitive and easily navigable information.
2. The buttons are disabled. Not only that, but peering through the transparent enclosure, the iPads do not have the normal metal backs. No ports, button, sliders, controls, no holes of any kind are visible on the sides of the unit. I didn't pick one up to look at the bottom.
3. Too many wires? Only one small white wire goes to the clear display stand. I didn't look to see where it connects.
4. Mounting flush in the table: I disagree with that idea. I believe too many display unfriendly things would be set on top of the iPad. this way, the potential for setting things on the iPad is greatly reduced. Also, if it was flush in the table, things would be set on it obscuring the display itself and making it much less usable.
I'm writing this on a display MacBook Pro 15".