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    Yipeeeeee - it's arrived

    I know people think they are big iPhones - but whippeeeee my pre-order iPad arrived today in the school office. I am not at home getting ready to plug it into my Mac and set it up.

    I think it looks gorgeous.

    Gareth

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    I think it looks gorgeous.
    Do you know what I think? What's the point?!

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    I'm not trying to start this into another big argument about Macs (honest) but seriously, why is it that the only consistent argument I ever hear in favour of macs is that "it looks nice/lovely/sexy/etc??" Don't the fans have anything more to say about them?

    Disclaimer: to avoid this turning into a huge mac debate (again) I am not necessarily saying that this is the only reason people buy them, just observing that it seems inordinately high up on the feature list...

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    Fair enough. I've always used a Mac so admit I am a fanboy. Still you have to admit Apple stuff does look good and other stuff looks plain - although companies are catching up with hardware looks.

    Gareth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyiell View Post
    I'm not trying to start this into another big argument about Macs (honest) but seriously, why is it that the only consistent argument I ever hear in favour of macs is that "it looks nice/lovely/sexy/etc??" Don't the fans have anything more to say about them?

    Disclaimer: to avoid this turning into a huge mac debate (again) I am not necessarily saying that this is the only reason people buy them, just observing that it seems inordinately high up on the feature list...
    To be fair it is part of the reason I bought my last laptop - not a Mac.

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    They ruin your eyes & give you cancer. I read it in the Daily Mail so it must be true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    Fair enough. I've always used a Mac so admit I am a fanboy. Still you have to admit Apple stuff does look good and other stuff looks plain - although companies are catching up with hardware looks.

    Gareth
    Possibly the reason I tend to be dismissive of macs is that I've never really managed to work up any enthusiasm for what a computer looks like - my current computer is in the same case as my first pc - it's the only bit that hasn't been changed out over the years!!!

    @jamesb: fair enough, maybe it my indifference to asthetics that is weird after all...

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    I like the concept of the devices, but I simply cant justify the 750+ it'd cost for the device and the accessories I'd want (case, dock, camera adapter, microsim, vga cable and warranty).

    I can get an android tablet on ebay, with a 7" screen (which is more suited to my needs) for anything between 90 and 450. It is seriously difficult to justify the iPad.

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    But if you end up just using it to do stuff that you usually did on a laptop (with the reduced functionallity) then what really is the point (apart from bragging rights)? I can see the point of tablet\slate PC's but I am not convinced that the iPad has nailed it.

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    Apple (United Kingdom) - iPad - The best way to experience the web, email & photos

    On the scrolling slide show half of the things it shows that you can do with it are blatantly awkward to use an Ipad for.

    Typing an email (on a touch screen! Argghhhh!)
    Listening to your music (I think mp3 players are just a tiny bit more portable)
    Surfing the web (Flash is not perfect, but you know what its actually a fairly large part of the fun bits of the web)
    Actually that's a 1/4 of the uses shown.

    And the picture of Steve Jorbs makes me want to Vomit.

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    Got mine to!!

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    I wants
    Tempted, but I should really save my cash for the new iphone next month instead :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
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    Tempted, but I should really save my cash for the new iphone next month instead :/
    I wonder if that will come today. One part of the iPhone Dev website has gone down with a message saying it's being upgraded.

    From 6pm today I shall be keeping an eye on things. I liked the pictures that were shown on Gizmodo so hopefully that was the hardware side of things.

    Gareth

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    I watched a whole bunch of losers, sorry 'users', crowding round an iPad demo in my local <named-after-a-fruit> store a week ago. A spotty oik was wittering into a microphone about the functions of the device, while the peons fiddled with & fought over the six or so demo versions firmly hard-wired to the demo table, not one of them listening to a single word the demonstrator was burbling. I noticed one punter (age about 12) busy playing Pong on his iPad.

    The latest technology and it can play a game invented in 1972. Brilliant! I must have one......not.

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    +1 for Android. I love my Android phone, and its only a matter of time before it evolves to become part of other devices. (with a better price tag too)
    I like apple devices and cannot doubt thier quality build, but the price tag and closed development nature puts me off.
    TBH, with the iPad, yes its a nifty device but i think there are already too many devices that have that area covered.

    YouTube - The Simpsons - Steve Mobs - this made me laugh btw.

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