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Rich9Rich9 Posts: 1,635
edited July 2011 in The hub
contemplating buying an iPad. 2 questions...

1. Should I?
2. Are any of the others better than iPad?
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  • WisePrankerWisePranker Posts: 823
    1. Yes
    2. No

    :D

    I bought my iPad a couple of months ago and it's a fantastic piece of kit. I use it most days at work when it's quiet to browse the 'net or watch tv. I've been using it this week to watch the tour on as I'm nowhere near a TV!
    I wish i'd bought mine sooner.
  • Mojo_666Mojo_666 Posts: 860
    Consider something that supports flash maybe?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    1. NO
    2. NO

    If you have an actual purpose for it in mind, then fine, otherwise it's an extraordinary waste of money.
  • mudsuckermudsucker Posts: 712
    +1 yeehaa

    I'd say you're better of spending the money on a laptop. It will do alot more for your money. The ipad is fine for using the internet or multimedia but i would want to do any actual work on one.
    Bikes are OK, I guess... :-)

    2008 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp.
    2013 Trek 1.2
    1982 Holdsworth Elan.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Lots of people will probably chime in with "but the iPAD is for someone WHO doesn't NEED a laptop!!!111!!"
    (capitals added for effect :lol: )

    But, once the novelty of the ipad has worn off, you're left with something ultimately of very little use - if you buy a laptop, you still actually have a laptop once that honeymoon period is over.
    Unless of course, like I said, you genuinely have a purpose in mind for the ipad, in which case you don;t need to ask other whether you should get one, since it's the only thing that will do the job.
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,594
    +1 Yee.

    I mean i found there hardly more useful than the current crop of phones, all we need is a dock for our phones for presentatiocs and woop the tablets of 3" size.
  • onlyonearrowonlyonearrow Posts: 157
    One option is the Asus eeePad Transformer. It runs android 3.1 and has a clever keyboard dock option that essentially converts it into a netbook. There's better data connectivity through inclusion of a microsd card slot on the tablet and usb ports on the dock.

    http://uk.asus.com/Eee/Eee_Pad/Eee_Pad_Transformer_TF101/

    I've got one and used as a tablet it's great for casual web browsing or emailing. The added functionalilty of the keyboard docking station means that for wordprocessing or spreadsheets it can take the place of a conventional notebook.
  • Rich9Rich9 Posts: 1,635
    Mmm, I'm liking that onlyonearrow. Might have to investigate.
    The missus wants an iPad more than me. i have an iphone which suits me for what I need. We already have 2 laptops, one is mine for work and the other is a bit huge, as well as a PC. PC is steam driven though.
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  • ill try and dig out a comparison chart between the latest crop of tablets, shows that aside from the OS they run on there is very liitle difference in the top lot, apart from apples lack of flash support,
    typically, the apple is remarkably overpriced for what it is, but due to the name its Aaaamazin'! :roll:
    tablets have been around for a Long time, just never popular as they didnt have a great market share, laptops do it all and better and not a lot more, but are bigger heavier, now adays, smart phones do it all but on a smaller screen,
    tablets are almost 7-10" screen smart phones without the phone bit! - in that i guess the ipads effectively a 10" ipod touch!

    ive been looking at cheap ones, can get a decent 10" for £120!
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
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  • doesnt have the current crop but the load that were out on the ipad 2's launch
    ipad_2_xoom_optimus-pad_galaxy-tab_touchpad_playbook_specs.jpg

    btw. ipad3 specs are flaoting around the net at the mo!
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Specs don't matter a great deal though.
  • tofu21tofu21 Posts: 359
    I'm currently using my iPad to reply to this thread!

    The iPad is a great bit of kit but not perfect, but what is?

    It's not a PC replacement as there are just done things it can't do. If I want o upload routes to my Garmin in need to boot up the laptop. I use a laptop all day so don't wan to use one in the evening.

    You find that iPad is so quick to turn on you can just pick it up and use it. No waiting for it to boot up.

    It's great for watching videos on. We recentl went away and watched almost a whole series of Doctor who on a single charge.

    Ok it doesn't do flash, there are no USB slots and it won't play many media formats but even with all that in mind it's still brilliant.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    looks like typing isn't it's strong point though :lol:
  • that last sentance sells it doesnt it lol!
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 1#16297481
  • mudsuckermudsucker Posts: 712
    that last sentance sells it doesnt it lol!

    Lol! So to sum up, you can't do much with it but it's just amazing! Lets also not not forget how shiney it is :D
    Bikes are OK, I guess... :-)

    2008 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp.
    2013 Trek 1.2
    1982 Holdsworth Elan.
  • RaymondavalonRaymondavalon Posts: 5,346
    The Topic says "Tablet PCs"

    The Apple and Android offerings are Tablets not Tablet PCs (pedantic ain't i?)

    The Tablet PC as we know it is a different animal all together.
    They're still a bit chunky, run on Windoze and don't offer the best battery life.
    I've got a Samsung Q1 and an ASUS R2H tablet PCs in my collection, which are both en route to the recycling centre soon as they've been superseded by a NetBook

    With Apple, Android and HP WebOS based Tablets hitting the high street in abundance it's all about personal choice.
    People whinge about lack of USB and other connectivity on Tablets, but they are just that: Tablets = Thin, portable, light and offer good screen resolution and battery life

    Now to be honest, I do use Apple kit, but have no need for an iPad and doubt I will.
  • Rich9Rich9 Posts: 1,635
    I meant ipad type thingys Raymondavalon but couldnt think of generic term other than tablet PC's :?
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    No flash or USB? I think I'll stick to my phone!
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