iPad - Wha'd'you think? | Talk it up | Forums

A A A

Please consider registering
guest

Log In Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

  

— Match —

   

— Forum Options —

    

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Topic RSS
iPad - Wha'd'you think?
Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
January 29, 2010
4:00 AM
Refpeuk
Young Fart
Forum Posts: 151
Member Since:
December 3, 2009
Offline
1
0

I was just wondering what everyone here thinks about apple’s interesting take on a tablet; the iPad.

Any comments? Questions? Outbursts?
January 29, 2010
4:26 AM
Locutus
Guru
Forum Posts: 1886
Member Since:
February 19, 2009
Offline
2
0

It's a horrible product from what I can gather.  $500 for a larger iPod Touch!  Yay.

Oh, the site that was :(
January 29, 2010
8:05 AM
Refpeuk
Young Fart
Forum Posts: 151
Member Since:
December 3, 2009
Offline
3
0

I too am rather sceptical on a few of it’s features. A 10-hour battery life while watching a video? Yeah right.

Any comments? Questions? Outbursts?
January 29, 2010
3:03 PM
karen
Washington, DC Metro Area
dotTechie
Forum Posts: 878
Member Since:
November 1, 2009
Offline
4
0

A little skeptical, but still think it could be really neat. I think a lot of magazine publishers are going to be creating interactive magazines unlike what you could do with the Kindle since e-ink has a much slower refresh rate.

But Apple is really good at inspiring hype and love for it’s products. I know that I thought it looked really fun. But only time will tell if enough people can justify it at that price point (especially those who already have iPhones and MacBooks).

January 29, 2010
3:30 PM
Locutus
Guru
Forum Posts: 1886
Member Since:
February 19, 2009
Offline
5
0

A few friends and I were discussing this- we all agree we want it, and that Facebook will be great on it, and that it really is just a glorified iPod Touch.  I commented that the iPod Touch line shouldn't be an iPod line at all, it's so much more.  I thought that they should be iTouchs. 

iTouch 1G

iTouch 2G

iTouch 3G

iPhone 1st gen

iPhone 2nd gen

iPhone 3rd gen

iTouch Pad 1st gen

Oh, the site that was :(
January 30, 2010
3:25 PM
Refpeuk
Young Fart
Forum Posts: 151
Member Since:
December 3, 2009
Offline
6
0

@Locutus

That WOULD make more sense, especially since and ipod touch can be jailbroken to do almost anything a normal pda can do. It doesn’t really fit in the class of ipod.

If it weren’t for the ipod touch we wouldn’t be saying that this thing looks like a big ipod. This thing looks like it can do whatever we would need a tablet like this to do. IMHO

Any comments? Questions? Outbursts?
January 30, 2010
5:24 PM
Ashraf
Mr. Boss
Forum Posts: 1800
Member Since:
October 22, 2008
Offline
7
0

I am thinking about buying it. It would make taking notes in class a hell lot easier than having to bring my laptop, who's battery is pretty much dead. Anyone know if it comes with a stylus?

January 30, 2010
10:25 PM
Refpeuk
Young Fart
Forum Posts: 151
Member Since:
December 3, 2009
Offline
8
0

Nope, no stylus. You have to type on it like you do on and iphone, but the keyboard is almost full size.

Any comments? Questions? Outbursts?
January 31, 2010
7:17 AM
karen
Washington, DC Metro Area
dotTechie
Forum Posts: 878
Member Since:
November 1, 2009
Offline
9
0

It doesn’t come with a stylus, but you can get one for it. http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19512_7-10443415-233.html

January 31, 2010
5:36 PM
Refpeuk
Young Fart
Forum Posts: 151
Member Since:
December 3, 2009
Offline
10
0

It still doesn’t look like it will be able to convert your handwriting to text like on a Palm (though perhaps they have their own software to do that)

Any comments? Questions? Outbursts?
January 31, 2010
5:59 PM
karen
Washington, DC Metro Area
dotTechie
Forum Posts: 878
Member Since:
November 1, 2009
Offline
11
0

I think there are apps that do the handwriting conversion. I don’t think the iPad has any handwriting recognition built-in.

February 1, 2010
8:47 AM
Wheezer
dotTechie
Forum Posts: 786
Member Since:
May 28, 2009
Offline
12
0

Nice looking “Toy.” Just not my cup of tea tho. If I spend that much on a toy, it'd better make a bang noise a second before a pop can sitting on a stump about fifty yards away jumps off the stump. But that's just me.

Power to those who buy one. May it be every bit as fun as you hope it is!  Smile

                       wheezertech.forumotion.com
Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles

Most Users Ever Online: wp_sferrorlog

Currently Online:
31 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

phoenix_rising: 899

karen: 878

Wheezer: 786

yourpalal: 647

PCbasics: 614

ebony: 548

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 11

Members: 9777

Moderators: 0

Admins: 3

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 17

Topics: 2601

Posts: 16629

Newest Members: RodneySharon, Noamansin0, obvioh, niejun334, niejun, B61W

Administrators: Ashraf: 1799, Locutus: 1886, amnesia: 270

Comments