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02-01-2010, 12:57 PM #1iPad VS Windows 7 based tablets.. Which do you prefer?
iPad VS Windows 7 based tablet.. Which do you prefer?
Here are a few reasons why I'm getting the iPad over a Windows 7 based tablet.
1. Doesn't get viruses
2. Doesn't need an Antivirus.
3. Doesn't get slow over time like all windows machines do.
4. Works with all my app store apps/games.
5. Longer Battery life.
6. Much faster. The iPhone OS does most thing nearly instant compared to Windows.
7. Doesn't get viruses
Don't get me wrong some of those Windows based tablets are really nice but I think the iPad is going to be a better device for my needs.
Last edited by geo411m; 02-01-2010 at 01:04 PM.I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather... Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
02-01-2010, 01:07 PM #2
I agree with you but you better be wearing your flame suit because the haters are coming and they will discredit your opinion by calling you a fanboy.
02-01-2010, 01:14 PM #3I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather... Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
02-01-2010, 01:17 PM #4
Well i prefer an iPad
02-01-2010, 01:32 PM #5
Fangirl = Me!
iPad for me! Love anything Apple has!
Now I got that out of my system!
And I am proud of it! And I got my flame suit on also!
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02-01-2010, 01:33 PM #6
I don't think you're comparing equal products. The iPad isn't meant to be a tablet computer so you can't really pit the two against each other.
02-01-2010, 01:35 PM #7
No they are not the same but he does have good points though!
02-01-2010, 01:39 PM #8
02-01-2010, 03:50 PM #9
No flaming intended, I have no favorite either way as I have no need for such a device. But come on with the virus talk...3 mentions in your list of 7? I have not had any active virus program on my Pc in over 6 years, and not a single virus or malware or spyware on my system to date. You have to be a complete moron to get one :P
02-01-2010, 04:29 PM #10I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather... Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
02-01-2010, 04:50 PM #11
A experience user may not get a virus, malware or spyware on their computers but most of the computer problems many have today is because of such things. I don't think that the people that get these things are morons that is for sure.... they just don't understand the computer world.
Example of these types of people....
Newbies that have never been on a computer before.
And even down the middle of the road that don't use them everyday.
And face it.... everyone at one time or another has experienced one of these things...
02-01-2010, 05:24 PM #12
Hold up, you rather get an oversized iPod touch instead of a Windows computer that can do actual work? That's fine. I just hope you don't mind using a real computer with this device because it will need it. Anyway, if I would get a device similar to this, I would get Android's Notion Ink. It blows the iPad out the water. It comes with hdmi and all the bells and whistles of what a normal Windows 7 based tablet would come with--except viruses. Yeah, it has a 3.0 megapixel camera, multi-touch, multi tasking, 1080p playback, sd card, e-ink (better for reading books), wifi, 3g, 16hrs web, 8hrs video, 48hr battery standby, and blue tooth. And it will be around the same price as the iPad. From the specs alone, the Notion Ink Adam is a much better device.
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02-01-2010, 05:43 PM #13
02-01-2010, 06:58 PM #14
I've never owned a mac in my life and I have no intention of ever straying away from windows for my computing needs. But I don't plan on using the iPad for anything more than browsing the web and maybe some light gaming. That being said, the iPhone/iPad os is far superior to Windows 7 when it comes to touch input. The iPhone/iPad interface was designed from the start to be a touch interface while Windows 7 has it more as an after thought. This is the real seller to me because I just want something that works, the iPad does, others have a way to go.
If you need a little convincing check this out
EROS tablet video is a lesson in why Windows 7 isn't strictly meant for finger navigation -- Engadget
Granted maybe some tablets have it better than the EROS but I have yet to see one that comes even close to the simplicity and elegance of the iPad.
02-02-2010, 04:20 PM #15
for me... i think it will have to be the ipad. it has iwork or what ever it is so i can still do my homework. its got a nice web browser that im used to. if i need to do any serious stuff i will use my laptop.
its slim and can be carried anywhere (nearly) it runs all the app store apps so i can still do things that i would need to download a program for on windows.
im sure someone will make a printer for the iwork apps and other apps so printing off my homework will be fine
it will no way ever replace my laptop at all but it will most likely become my homework device and email and web device
02-02-2010, 11:18 PM #16
I'm not really in the market for a tablet class device but I've been thinking about putting together a car-puter for which the iPad and Atom-based netbooks/tops were candidates. Here are my thoughts (the first two are in response to some of your thoughts)...
1. First, your virus statement isn't exactly fair. Just because there hasn't been a virus yet (for a device that isn't even available mind you) doesn't mean it can't contract one. The iPhone OS has had a good track record so far but not a perfect one (e.g., SMS exploit) and as this OS starts being used more for productivity than merely running your cell phone I have no doubt that malicious exploits will increase. But for now, it is definitely more idiot-proof when it comes to security (as all Apple products are intended to be really).
2. Your points 3 and 6 are also not fair. Neverminding the fact that the iPad is not a "full-fledged OS", even it will slow down with time. I base this on experience with the iPhone (I've owned every iteration) which gets bogged down when memory runs low. It also exhibits slowness, instability and crashing when certain programs don't play nice.
3. It's a sexy device and sure I'd like to have one. But would I buy one? Definitely not. Not right now anyway. Once it's been jailbroken I might entertain the idea but for now it's not justifiable, especially since I own an iPhone. It just isn't capable of doing enough for the price it's demanding. I thought about getting one to replace my mother's notebook but even she, being a complete computer noob, needs more flexibility from her computing solution.
So where does this leave the iPad? It's basically an unnecessary luxury item (lol as if any of them are really necessary) that lets you play with a larger multitouch screen on the couch. The iPhone OS works very well and is spectacular in a pocketable form factor, but it's usefulness sharply declines when you stick it in a non-pocketable device since it will probably never leave your home. It would have been nice to have a full-er version of OSX in there to warrant tugging it along with you but at 1GHz the CPU has less grunt than your typical netbook.
So, if all you want to do is browse the web (without flash), play apple-approved media formats and play app store games then this device might be worth the buy. Just don't expect it to perform any real computing duties or you'll be in for disappointment. It's a toy.
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02-03-2010, 02:07 AM #17
2. Are you kidding me
4. Exactly, oversized iPod Touch with 3G data
5. The jury is still out on that one but it's likely that it won't be able to match it, only because Win7 does more and the iPhone OS does one thing at a time
6. It's much faster because it's not in the same arena as Win7.
7. Yawn, I mean honestly... is that all anyone can come up with? I have yet to get a virus on my Vista/Win7 desktop that I've had for years. I use Avira. I don't scan the internet for free porn, I don't install scareware and I don't do tons of p2p file transfers.. maybe that's why.
02-04-2010, 08:49 AM #18
I don't think you have strong arguments to prove that the iPad is a replacement of a notebook (whether its OSX or Win7).
No multitasking? The iPad is well capable of doing this (yes - windows did it 15 years ago with 64Mhz processors, now we have 1Ghz!)
No flash? Whether you use it or not - many websites have it and it sucks to have a little blue box with a "?" staring at you every time you visit a decent website.
I've had windows XP and Vista for years. No viruses. As long as you stay away from NORTON and get a good antivirus (I have Kaspersky) you'll be fine. I think you're too hyped up about the cute white background Apple commercials. Do your own research about viruses and you may get some better facts.
The iPad runs iPhone OS. Everyone that has an iPhone knows that it is NOT a replacement for a computer. So I'm not sure why you even compare it to a Windows tablet if you know that the Windows tablet will be able to do a whole lot more.
Once the device is able to run OSX (if ever possible)..THEN create a thread to compare the two devices. You may have some suitable arguments to win. But saying "no viruses" 30 times ain't gonna cut it.If I helped you out, please use the Thanks button ------------------------->
02-04-2010, 04:16 PM #19
Now putting aside the fact that I'm getting an iPad I'm going to have to say... really? how can you compare a computer to a glorified ebook reader, and how can you give the reasons because of viruses? that's the dumbest thing I have ever heard if you are trying to say that you would rather buy a mac over a PC because it doesn't get viruses then that is pretty sad.
$750 win7 laptop with an i5 CPU not only rapes the hell out of the ipad but it also rapes the hell out of a mac book pro that you pay over 2K for even though the actual build cost of a mac book pro (standard no upgrades) cost less than 1K.