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post #41 of 46
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Originally Posted by DrDoppio View Post

The iPad has lousy cameras that do not take HD pictures. And yes, someone may very well decide the iPad is a bad choice due to the lack of SD card slots. There's no cloud on an airplane, and the connection kits are precisely the stupid dongles that people here are complaining about. And if you think Windows 8 will not have advantages when it comes to compatibility with MS products then you're delusional.

The lack of imagination I see around here is staggering. I just gave a few examples and noted that the iPad could likely do, but it doesn't have to be a default or even a preferred choice. Yet people here stubbornly insist that no one else will ever think differently than themselves. Sheesh!

Why exactly does a hospital need an HD pic of its patients? As far as I know, ID badges don't have HD quality pics on them. As for no cloud on an airplane, er, yes some flights most definitely have internet access and as another poster mentioned, why on earth would an airline (or any other company for that matter) allow random people to slide sd cards into its equipment? Talk about security risk. As for being delusional about MS compatibility, er, I READ articles on statements FROM MS so I guess Microsoft is equally delusional.
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post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by freckledbruh View Post

Why exactly does a hospital need an HD pic of its patients? As far as I know, ID badges don't have HD quality pics on them. As for no cloud on an airplane, er, yes some flights most definitely have internet access and as another poster mentioned, why on earth would an airline (or any other company for that matter) allow random people to slide sd cards into its equipment? Talk about security risk. As for being delusional about MS compatibility, er, I READ articles on statements FROM MS so I guess Microsoft is equally delusional.

You're building up a straw-man argument. I never said the waiting room was in a hospital, or that the pictures were meant for IDs; viruses from SD cards are a fairy tale, and I never talked about running x86 software on the windows 8 tablet, but about compatibility in general (connection protocols, file formats, etc.).

The funny thing is that while Apple is pragmatic about design choices and successfully offers new usable features with each new iteration of its products, the fanbois are adamant about defending past and current implementations as if those are the only possible way to do things, just so that they won't give any credit to competitors who may have made different choices. Truly pathetic.
post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by DrDoppio View Post

You're building up a straw-man argument.
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the fanbois are adamant about defending past and current implementations as if those are the only possible way to do things, just so that they won't give any credit to competitors who may have made different choices. Truly pathetic.

The only person defending the old laptop way of doing things with "additional connectivity", hard drives etc is yourself.

What's truly pathetic is that you've become abusive with your posts rather than acknowledging the situation as it stands now: most businesses and consumers prefer the iPad over all other tablets.

Most businesses and consumers prefer the iPad over the other design choices, implying that for them, the design choices made by competing products are unsuitable for their needs.

I've made this point several times already.
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viruses from SD cards are a fairy tale

When it comes to malware, it seems fairy tales can come true:

Recycler virus on SD-Card

HTC Magic Malware Came from Memory Cards

Malware hits up to 3,000 HTC Magic smartphones in Spain
post #45 of 46
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Originally Posted by DrDoppio View Post

You're building up a straw-man argument. I never said the waiting room was in a hospital, or that the pictures were meant for IDs; viruses from SD cards are a fairy tale, and I never talked about running x86 software on the windows 8 tablet, but about compatibility in general (connection protocols, file formats, etc.).

The funny thing is that while Apple is pragmatic about design choices and successfully offers new usable features with each new iteration of its products, the fanbois are adamant about defending past and current implementations as if those are the only possible way to do things, just so that they won't give any credit to competitors who may have made different choices. Truly pathetic.

Ok, fine. It's not a hospital. It's a random business that needs a HI-RES photo (wth?!), your address and even further information. I suppose the company is called Identity Theft, Inc.
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post #46 of 46
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Originally Posted by DrDoppio View Post

Well I left that to your imagination, naively.

Let me tell you about a friend of mine, who has been brought up in Europe and came to the US as an adult. He often complains about the quality of American beer, but I think he cannot be further from the truth. I think Americans brew some of the best beers in the world.

The problem with my friend is, that he chooses to drink cheap popular piss instead of the quality beers, and then he complains. He doesn't know about Stone Brewing Co, Brooklyn Brewery, Ommegang, Lagunitas, or Dogfish head. All he knows is budd and corrs.

He reminds me a lot of the Android haters around here.



You don't need to shout.

The only mistake competitors to the iPad made was that they expected to get the same profit margins as Apple. All high-end Android tablets were priced higher than the iPad at release. That's why they never made it.

Finally, don't forget here we discuss business use of the tablet. Why is it so hard to grasp that they may have specific needs better met by a custom choice of tablet? Do I need to spell out use cases, or can you try to think outside the box?

One example: A waiting room. The receptionist snaps a hi-res photo of the customer with the built-in cam, fills in address info on the keyboard, then detaches the tablet from the keyboard and hands it over to the customer to fill-in a multiple choice questionnaire using a simplified interface.
Another example: On a flight, one passenger ask for a computer to work on some spreadsheets he has on an Sd card. His kid wants to see a movie. He gets the keyboard-equipped tablet and types away, while his kid gets the tablet with a kids movie library popped in the microSD slot.
Third example: A construction in a developing country. An inspector loads the blueprints from a memory card, takes notes and pictures while on the go, then removes the card to securely transport it to the HQ where his report is entered into a DB.
Fourth example: A company heavily invested in Windows hardware decides to use tablets. They choose windows 8 tablets...

Surely one can think of more examples, and surely in many cases the iPad would do just fine but another tablet even better.

You are reaching for straws on this to justify an iPad competitor that doesn't exist yet. In time there may be one but there will also be a next generation iPad to move the goalposts once again., You have troll like tendencies you are now on my ignore list.

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