Originally Posted by Smallwheels
People are already saying that the full size iPad is too heavy to hold for long.
And this means what to anyone? Particularly since “people” say the exact opposite.
Dude you need to read a lot more in the forums and pay attention.
The new iPad Air is better but it still won't be comfortable for many people.
Then cowboy up. If you can’t hold a pound, your whining has no meaning. Never mind that, again, you have no basis for these claims.
"Dude you need to read a lot more in the forums and pay attention." Men aren't the only ones who buy iPads.
So do you somehow believe that Apple can make a 12.9" iPad as light as an iPad Mini?
Sure, five years after it’s first launched. Nice false premise, by the way.
How is this false? Physics don't change because you love Apple.
It’ll be 1.5 pounds at launch. Big freaking whoop. If that’s too heavy for you, you don’t get it in the slightest.
Interesting how you slam others for making prognostications about what Apple will do yet here you are doing it. Hypocrite!
That was just plain stupid of you to not think that a 12.9" tablet wouldn't be heavier than the current iPad.
Sorry that if you can't figure out something, that somehow it makes it a strawman argument; but of course you didn't think that making something bigger also makes it heavier, unless of course Apple fills the device with helium or anti gravity particles.
A laptop with a touch screen is similar to a tablet with an external keyboard.
“Similar”, but not.
Look up the definition of similar.
It's a Bluetooth keyboard: http://www.apple.com/ipad/accessories/
A touch screen laptop would seem more functional than a tablet alone for the people who want to do typing.
It’s also a different product category for different uses and not comparable.
Product categories are always morphing and evolving. If tablets alone were the be-all and end-all then why do the companies make attachable keyboards for them? It seems that many people want that functionality. While shopping I've read many testimonials and reviews of products. Many people have tried tablets and have found they prefer laptops. They did enjoy using the touch screen too. Put the two together and many people will love them. Read some reviews of such products and get the bigger picture. All laptops will eventually have this feature.
Why not buy a touch screen laptop like that when it costs half the price of a tablet without a keyboard?
Because, again, different category, different uses, and the concept itself is failed.
It hasn't failed. It is just taking off. The failure was when it was done with Windoz.
A heavy 12.9" tablet will need to be put onto a table or lap.
Sure, but Apple won’t make a heavy tablet.
More prognostication from the hypocrite. Let me put this in the style you would when replying to others; how do you know what Apple is planning? Are you an engineer in their meetings?
If the advantage of size is gone then why not just have a laptop?
The larger screen is the size advantage here.
Yes. Many laptops are in the 13"-15" range. Thus giving them an advantage over a heavy 12.9" tablet with a separate keyboard.
See, there is a logical reason why people would select a touch screen laptop over a heavy 12.9" tablet.
They have an audition for Planet of The Apes coming up?
Add in the cheaper price with more storage and more RAM and include the keyboard for much less money and you've got a winner.
Yeah, you don’t get it at all.
Clearly it is you that don't get it. A heavy tablet sitting on a desk is less effective than a touch screen laptop sitting on a desk. If we were talking about something light that was to be held in ones hand, then yes, a laptop would be too difficult to handle and just not as functional.
I am making prognostications that make sense. A 12.9" tablet will be heavier than a 9.7" tablet. It will be too difficult to hold for long periods of time. It will have to be used on a lap or desk. A touch screen laptop in that size would be more useful than a tablet of the same size.
I'm sure many people thought poorly of the MacBook Air when it came out. Especially at $1800. Now look at how capable it is compared to the original. Touch screen laptops will get better (maybe the Windoz versions won't). Chromebook touch screen laptops are getting great reviews. People love them. Read some reviews. Many prefer these to tablets because they come with keyboards and more features than a tablet alone. People get more bang for their buck. That always means something to people.