Tablets, not for me

Posted by The Pianist
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on Wednesday, 06 October 2010
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I was watching Oprah’s gadget guy going on about the Apple Ipad the other day, acting like a wireless flat screen pc had not been created before.  As great as the features themselves are, I find the actual tablet impractical, and besides the digital book function, chances are, I will never buy one.

 I touch type, and the feel of the mouse fits into my hand like air in my lungs.  I only like to hold popcorn when I watch a movie, and if I need some quick online information, I use my phone.  I understand that I could carry a tablet around with more ease, but I would rather go for a Netbook, so that my screen has more protection.  Sure you can put you tablet in a silly keyboard dock, but then why not buy a lap top. 

 From a digital book perspective, I would use a Kindle.  It is cheaper than a tablet, and it feels more like a book.

 So my overall vote is ditch the tablet competition.  Whether it is Apple iPad or Blackberry PlayBook, both bore me.  I would not throw it away if I got it for free, but I would rather save up for a decent smart phone, and a top of the range Notebook. 

 Perhaps my views on tablets will change, but for now, they are a nuisance, and a gimmick.

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AbortRetryFail
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AbortRetryFail Wednesday, 06 October 2010

I feel mostly the same way. I have a phone to call, a digital camera for pics, a PC and a laptop etc, everything that's been reduced and squeezed into that tablet but on a better/bigger scale with better performance. The only real reason I looked at tablets myself was as an ebook reader. The Kindle's way too expensive still though. All I really want/need is a A5 sized plastic sliver even with a non-touch-sensitive and not-requiring-HD display that will display one of a couple of dozen PDF or word ebooks from a memory card. Doesn't even need wifi or 3G, connecting a USB cable to load books is fine. THAT shouldn't cost an arm and a leg...

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Charmed Wednesday, 06 October 2010

You need to play with an iPad ;)

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AbortRetryFail Wednesday, 06 October 2010

care to supply me with one to play with? Don't know anyone with an ipad I can borrow for a few days... ;)

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RIC007GP Wednesday, 06 October 2010

There are many people in history who have pooh poohed new technologies without fully understanding their potential. I don't think the iPad is for everyone, but without doubt is is the computing platform of the future.

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Dissol Wednesday, 06 October 2010

play with a Tablet PC and you may change your mind. It is so natural to write and touch the screen that I had to put a Touchscreen PC (desktop) in my office. Tablet PC's offer the best of both worlds.

The Pianist
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The Pianist Wednesday, 06 October 2010

I think i might just:)

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Doolally Thursday, 07 October 2010

I wouldn't know what to do with an Ipad if I got one :P

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