Originally Posted by v5v
Over the last year or two I've described at least half a dozen (maybe more) ways that touch on a computer screen would be beneficial and convenient while you cling to ONE liability.
I don’t remember any of them, probably because none of them are valid.
You don't even acknowledge that your single objection is not even always an issue.
That’s only because it is always an issue.
You've already made it clear that you lack imagination and fear change.
That’s absolutely hilarious. Do you have any proof of this whatsoever? Oh, you know what actually lacks imagination? “Hey guys, let’s just put a touchscreen on this old design we’ve been using since 1994.”
Originally Posted by v5v
Reach up and touch the screen as if you were sliding something off the screen or scaling an image. It feels perfectly natural…
Aside from the fact that it doesn’t, now do it for eight hours.
Originally Posted by sirozha
What iPad desperately lacks for the use in the enterprise is a mouse and an interface designed to be used with a mouse.
You don’t have the first flipping clue what the iPad is. Come off it.
Why would consumers buy such a hybrid device?
Because some people are stupid enough to buy anything put in front of them.
The real challenge here is the OS.
No, it isn’t. They’ve already defeated that challenge. They made a touchscreen OS for touchscreen devices and a cursor OS for cursor devices. There’s a reason that they’re not the same OS.
I believe Apple is working on merging iOS with OS X.
Such a hybrid device will have to have a hybrid OS.
Wrong, because it’s not a hybrid device.
This is going to be like Microsoft Surface…
The scariest thing is that this statement didn’t raise any red flags for you.
Right now Apple created a little bit of confusion for consumers with iPads, MacBook Airs, Retina MacBook Pros, and non-Retina MacBook Pros.
No, not really. You want a laptop, buy a laptop. You want a tablet, buy a tablet. If that’s confusing for you, you really need to stay away from technology.
Now what would actually be confusing is selling a tablet, a laptop, and a tabtop, the latter of which does absolutely nothing correctly.
Originally Posted by sirozha I live in a free country, and this is a forum for expressing one's opinions. That's my opinion.
Right, it’s just wrong, is all.
You think a tablet needs a mouse. You don’t understand Apple at all.
iPad does not serve 100% of business needs. It provides minimum functionality for technical users. I am an IT engineer, and I have almost no practical use for the iPad. Without jailbreaking it, I cannot effectively use it as a Remote Desktop client or a VNC client for work. It can only serve as a last-ditch resort to get into a remote system if I have no laptop handy. Once jailbroken and used with a mouse, the iPad's usability increases dramatically, but it's inability to run multitasking with backgrounding slows one's work dramatically. Same goes for using the iPad as a terminal application client. No mouse and lack of multitasking makes it a pain to use the iPad for work.
Sounds like you need to buy a laptop… but just refuse to buy a laptop.