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06-02-2010, 02:46 PM #21
06-02-2010, 02:51 PM #22
Ipad limits the user it's not a standalone device in theory like a MacBook air is a luxury laptop with webcam
06-02-2010, 03:45 PM #23
Until the world uses Windows as it's main OS, Flash will not die.
iPad is not a computer, it require another computer to function. Until it can not update itself over the air and has more ram, it's a big glorified iPod Touch.
06-02-2010, 04:27 PM #24
06-02-2010, 04:29 PM #25
First I wouldnt refer it to it a a iPod, its a iTouch. It does 1000s of things a iPod cant do
2ed I use my iTouch more as a small Netbook, like my Aspire One. Pretty much can do most things it does. The 50 or so apps I have on it helps too. And of course its Jailbroken.
I do agree though, its going to be a long time before flash dies.
But then again I thought my HP25C was a computer back in 75. I could program up to 49 steps in memory and run the program. RPN rocks !!.
Like all early HP calculators, the 25 used the Reverse Polish Notation (RPN) for entering calculations, working on a four-level stack (x,y,z,t). Nearly all buttons had two alternate functions, accessed by a blue and yellow prefix key. A small sliding switch was used to change between "run" and "program" mode. The HP-25 used a 10-digit red LED display and was the first calculator to introduce the "engineering" display option, a denormalized mantissa/exponent format where the exponent is always a multiple of 3 to match the common SI prefixes, e.g. mega, kilo, milli, micro, nano.
The HP-25 had memory space for up to 49 program steps. It was the first HP calculator which used fully merged keycodes (storing prefix key and function key together in one program location) to save memory space. Additionally there were 8 storage registers and specialized scientific and statistical functions. The owner's manual came with 161 pages in four colors and contained many mathematical, scientific, navigational and financial programming examples.
Last edited by CMOSlabs; 06-02-2010 at 05:07 PM.
06-02-2010, 04:56 PM #26
The era of the PC winding down? Why because Apple finally is no longer being stomped by Microsoft? It isn't even Apple's computer products that brought them where they are today. Why does Jobs find every opportunity to take a jab at MS and the PC platform. I never heard Gates make and random snide comments regarding Apple in his interviews, yet Steve seems to make some comment like this every chance he gets.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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06-02-2010, 07:19 PM #27
Im sorry to say but you r kidding urself if u think the ipad is not just a bigger itouch. Sure, better processor, bigger screen, more refined apps. Big deal, still gotta sync the freakin thing with a computer just to get **** on or off it. Still cant browse safari and download files, then transfer to a computer on the network, usb stick, or browse the file system... People claim it does 'heaps more' than the i touch, but nobody mentions a any of them??? If this thing ran the actual mac osx snow leopard instead of refined unconfigurable firmware then it might actually be awesomely handy...
But for now, ill stick wth my pocket sized iphone that does pretty much most things that pad can do...
I honestly think people will buy anything these days just because it has an apple logo on it...
Now that asus eee pad looks promising :-)
06-02-2010, 07:25 PM #28
"a computer has a CD/DVD/BD drive"
And what would you need a CD/DVD/BD drive for on a device like the iPad? You buy movies through iTunes. You install programs and games through the App Store. There is no use for a disk drive.
"a tablet cannot be customized to your liking unless u pay the company a $hlt load."
Software, or hardware? Software can be fixed by jailbreaking. If it's any other tablet (Android, Windows, etc.), it can be customized as well. If your talking about hardware, all I have to say is "duh." Neither can most laptops or just about any netbook.
"tablets are very very slow compared to a computer"
If you're trying to have a tablet run Crysis, of course it will. But when I compare my iPad and desktop side by side, there's only about a 2 second difference between loading a webpage.
"tablets tend to have terrible graphics"
Is anyone asking to be able to run high-end computer games on a tablet? Would you like a tablet that's two or three inches thick?
"you NEED a computer to make a TABLET work as well as make programs for it"
Well of course you do. If you'd like to try developing an app on a tablet, by all means, go for it. I believe that PC's will always stay around in one way or another for reasons like that. Developing programs, high-end gaming, etc.
I think you misunderstand what a tablet is. I'll say it again- a tablet is not meant to replace your PC. It's meant to be a portable device capable of many things a PC can do, and even do some things a hell of a lot better than a PC. I'm not trying to convince you to go out and grab a tablet, I'm just trying to convey what my iPad does for me.
06-02-2010, 08:01 PM #29
06-02-2010, 08:28 PM #30
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06-02-2010, 08:32 PM #31
06-02-2010, 09:00 PM #32
The Android will set us free !!!!!
06-02-2010, 09:36 PM #33
Tablet computing will not come close to removing a desktop from the equation until the tablet can do EVERYTHING that a PC can do, without the help of a PC to do it.
Any of you who are naive enough to think that you cant tell the difference between the performance of an iPad against that of a recent computer, have not spent any time with the Core i7 processor. Tablets have no less that 10 years before they reach that type of power, and by then, they'll still be 10 years behind.
If you want to impress me, show me Boxee, XBMC/Plex or a full fledged AppleTV client running on an iPad. Until then -
*Closes the door and walks out*
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06-02-2010, 10:58 PM #34
Oh, and I built a rig with an OC'd i7 920, just so you know.
06-03-2010, 12:27 AM #35
why would i get rid of my computer? its not like its a burden to have a computer sitting on my desk at home. death of the personal computer: never!I am not a jailbreak n00bI like to drink iPhoneahol...Circa 2008
06-03-2010, 12:48 AM #36
In my understanding of the tablet, it should never replace a full fledged computer. Why then, is Mr. Jobs trying to imply that PC's in some way dead/dying?
Good call on the 920 - those things are boss. I'm going to upgrade soon, but my e8400 is still chugging along strong at 3.7 - I figure I'll wait until bonus time and spring for all the parts for the new build at one time.
06-03-2010, 01:42 AM #37
I doubt it will take another 50 years, but one day tablets will be fully functional computers able to perform just as the contemporary notebook performs in comparison.
Face it the majority of people don't know what photoshop is, and wouldn't have a clue how to use it. Most people can't even tell the difference between Firefox and IE! The iPad might not meet our needs as heavy computer users; but I'm sure it does well enough to surf the web, read emails, play media and use lightweight apps. Most people could probably cut their traditional computer usage down by 50%-75% by using a device which is literally the size of a magazine. That is what Mr. Jobs meant by the decline of the PC era. The iPad class of device can now do what people generally use PC's for.
But I agree with you, we do not fit into this category.
GO THE BLUES!
Last edited by mgebara; 06-03-2010 at 01:45 AM.
06-09-2010, 10:30 AM #38