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iPad_poll_#1
Authored by: docdix on Jan 27, '10 09:42:36PM

Reasons why I won't be getting one anytime soon:
1. Can't multitask... it appears to be a giant Ipod Touch... why would I need a bigger one of what I already have.
2. Can't output keynote or similar presentations... it can't really replace my laptop and for that size, i might as well bring my laptop.

3. Compare the ease of reading books from an LCD screen versus a Kindle... sure the Kindle is black and white but it does not strain the eyes at all.

4. nuff said



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iPad_poll_#1
Authored by: robg on Jan 27, '10 09:50:36PM

"2. Can't output keynote or similar presentations... it can't really replace my laptop and for that size, i might as well bring my laptop."

That's actually not true. It can output 1024x768, and a couple of lower-rez progressive resolutions (576p, 480p) via an adapter in the Dock connector and a cable.

-rob.



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iPad_poll_#1
Authored by: docdix on Jan 28, '10 01:45:30AM

hey rob,

my point was you can't do a presentation with this thing, which means that you'll still need your laptop for that and that for me would have been a very strong enough reason for me to buy one. IMO it's just a slightly enhanced giant ipod touch.

dix



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iPad_poll_#1
Authored by: robg on Jan 28, '10 05:17:06AM

OK, now I'm more confused. You can put Keynote on it for $10 (from the mobile iWork product line), and use it to create and run presentations...at least, that's what I got out of the overview of iWork from yesterday's launch.

-rob.



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iPad_poll_#1
Authored by: docdix on Jan 28, '10 06:26:34AM

hey rob,
your right, my bad. But its not yet available now and from what I gather it will be made available for the iphone and touch as well which makes me wonder why I would bother getting one anyway... at least i hope they make it available for the touch. And if they don't well makes a stronger case for me to get one.



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