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Old Oct 25, 2012, 04:56 PM   #26
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In the Keynote he was "hiding" the iMac showing only the corner and not the full side view. I guess Schiller is not only a fat, it's a fat liar.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 04:58 PM   #27
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Is it possible that some people here are taking things a bit serious?
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 05:13 PM   #28
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Grams is a funny unit to deliver weight in, in my opinion. I know it works with a little finesse, it is just funny.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 05:37 PM   #29
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It must be tiresome to be drinking Coke and eating bread, while I'm on my iPad Mini!

On a serious note, notebooks and especially tablets can't be TOO light; anyone who's ever been leisurely on their iPad for a couple of hours, can attest to that.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 05:42 PM   #30
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Grams is a funny unit to deliver weight in, in my opinion. I know it works with a little finesse, it is just funny.
It's an international standard, as opposed to the obsolete imperial system (itself based on the metric system), nowadays officially used only by the US, Burma and...Liberia.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 05:48 PM   #31
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Seeing this on the front page is going to cause my eyes to bleed.
Yeah, we totally should have put this story on the blog.

Oh, wait...
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 06:16 PM   #32
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It's news that a device is it's stated weight?
Sounds like they were fishing for "Weightgate..."
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 06:19 PM   #33
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...by the end of the day both bread and coke can will be lighter than the iPad mini
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 06:22 PM   #34
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Definitely gotta get an iPad mini now. I've been waiting for these results.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 06:22 PM   #35
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The graphic in the story got cut-off. Here's the full image...
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 07:02 PM   #36
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The graphic in the story got cut-off. Here's the full image...
That's a healthy movement.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 07:27 PM   #37
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It's hard to believe that the iPad Jr will be lighter than my Nexus7.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 08:03 PM   #38
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So let me understand this:

- The pad of paper used in the example weighs 226g;

- the irrelevant iPad Mini weighs 312g;

- therefore, the iPad Mini is "lighter" than a pad of paper?

These guys need some lessons in logic, really...what a pathetic article.
You need a lesson in "calm down it's just the internet".
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 08:10 PM   #39
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Some grouches are posting here today! I liked this--I tend to compare stuff like this myself, and the visual makes it straightforward. Really puts the kindle in perspective, too. I'm always stunned how light that little gadget is.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 08:29 PM   #40
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Do people REALLY get paid to do this?
No, but lots of people think you need a college degree to do it.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 08:30 PM   #41
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Maybe the pad in the article was A4 while Apple used US legal pad.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 08:35 PM   #42
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What the *** is going on here
I second this. I think this new box is way more interesting and deserves to be on the front page. But no we get this as an article. WTF???

And here is the box I am talking about:



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Grams is a funny unit to deliver weight in, in my opinion. I know it works with a little finesse, it is just funny.
Only funny to the few non metric countries.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 09:46 PM   #43
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I think we can all agree that Phil was right and this has been nothing but a which hunt.

Perhaps Which can change their name to Why or even Who cares.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 10:35 PM   #44
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The iPod touch and the iPad mini are two products where there should be one.

Halfway between the size of both to fit in a back/cargo pocket, soft round edge that doesn't dig into your hand, a retina display, cellular option, and max out the remaining space with battery.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 10:39 PM   #45
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I used to wonder what ipad 321g and coke 412g meant. But thanks to the infographic I can finally understand these abstruse mathematical constructs.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 10:54 PM   #46
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Is this something that has to be tested? I am pretty sure that any pad of paper you can buy online will list its dimensions and weight.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 11:41 PM   #47
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So let me understand this:

- The pad of paper used in the example weighs 226g;

- the irrelevant iPad Mini weighs 312g;

- therefore, the iPad Mini is "lighter" than a pad of paper?

These guys need some lessons in logic, really...what a pathetic article.
This is why we need the downvote button back. The fact that one of the top-rated comments comes from somebody who clearly didn't even read the article is just sad.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 12:43 AM   #48
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Grams is a funny unit to deliver weight in, in my opinion. I know it works with a little finesse, it is just funny.
You mean, because it should be mass? Not weight? Otherwise, I don't get it.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 01:31 AM   #49
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So let me understand this:

- The pad of paper used in the example weighs 226g;

- the irrelevant iPad Mini weighs 312g;

- therefore, the iPad Mini is "lighter" than a pad of paper?

These guys need some lessons in logic, really...what a pathetic article.
He didn't say "lighter than," and neither did the article. He said "as light as." Given that there is no "official weight" of a pad of paper, all you can say is, it's a reasonable idea of how much it weighs. Pick up a pad of paper. Now pick up one on a ring binder. Now a thicker one. Now a thinner one. There. It about the same weight as one of those. Jeez.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 02:42 AM   #50
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Grams is a funny unit to deliver weight in, in my opinion. I know it works with a little finesse, it is just funny.

Yeah, I always weigh things in either US Dollars or Cubits.
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