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Old Nov 8, 2012, 02:44 PM   #51
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Just give me ten iPad minis and some kind of XGrid Lightning connector hub for the same price please…
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 02:46 PM   #52
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Holy crap what a waste of money. No thanks. I'll take a 15" rMBP and an iPad instead and still have money left over.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 02:48 PM   #53
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 02:59 PM   #54
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Wow, how the tide of popular opinion turns.

Remember when the iPad was still a few months away from being introduced? Remember the rumors then? We weren't sure if it was going to run some sort of full-fledged OS X or "a dumbed down phone OS". Remember how everyone was clamoring for the full OS X experience? How a tablet would be useless if it could only run iOS apps? How upset everyone was going to be if it was just an oversized iPhone?

(Oh, and we were expecting to pay $999 for it.)

Remember?

Apparently not.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:11 PM   #55
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Wow, how the tide of popular opinion turns.

Remember when the iPad was still a few months away from being introduced? Remember the rumors then? We weren't sure if it was going to run some sort of full-fledged OS X or "a dumbed down phone OS". Remember how everyone was clamoring for the full OS X experience? How a tablet would be useless if it could only run iOS apps? How upset everyone was going to be if it was just an oversized iPhone?

(Oh, and we were expecting to pay $999 for it.)

Remember?

Apparently not.
I DO! And I wish it were true - I am still hoping for a combined MacOSX and iOS device.. one day. Wont be for a while though as Apple milks the current iOS devices
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:14 PM   #56
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I would love one of these if it was a bit more affordable.
It is! A 13" MBP Retina costs around $3500 in Brazil. Consider yourself lucky for being able to buy a Macface Pro with a top-notch Wacom pen for just $3499.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:14 PM   #57
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:18 PM   #58
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Holy crap what a waste of money. No thanks. I'll take a 15" rMBP and an iPad instead and still have money left over.
I suppose you are not an artist, achitect, industrial designer and so on.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:19 PM   #59
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i dont agree with that. my wacom digitiser in my phone isnt just for artists
Galaxy Note?
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:20 PM   #60
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Which artist uses a phone for drawing?
Look at my MR avatar. Made with Galaxy Note. Isn't it an authentic piece of artwork?
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:21 PM   #61
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Nope, I'll be getting a Windows 8 tablet: Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro or Microsoft Surface Pro if the stylus works out. Samsung's has a Wacom digitiser with 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:24 PM   #62
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It's a 13" modbook made from the mid-2012 MBP. 13" MBP weighs 4.5lbs. You would think for a touchscreen 13" that costs $3500 they could have at least kept the same or lower weight.
You forgot the Wacom digitizer layer and the pen which I presume that can be attached to the Modbook's body.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:33 PM   #63
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For $3499 it better be solid Gold.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:38 PM   #64
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Eh? The Surface Pro is only half a pound more than the iPad. Not exactly big and heavy. It will be expensive, though not nearly as much as this thing.
That half a pound makes a difference when you carry the thing around all day every day. Plus I'm also talking about the thickness, screen size, display ratio...

The iPad is really as big as I'll go - otherwise I'd carry around a laptop again. The iPad mini is my ideal - will utilize an LTE model on-the-go (browsing, mail, reading) and save my iPad for longer travel (movies, games, media).
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 04:21 PM   #65
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This thing looks pretty awesome. Out of my price range... but if I had money to throw around I would get it.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 04:30 PM   #66
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lol, its $3500 because the need to pay the retainer on their lawyers, in preparation for the large Apple law suite that is coming.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 04:30 PM   #67
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This is a niche product that already has an established customer base. This company probably measures success as hundreds of units sold.
Every time I'd talked to them at MacWorld in the past, they were hurting. They had to pay Woz to come speak about their product being cool at their booth one year after they delivered their product months if not a year late.

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lol, its $3500 because the need to pay the retainer on their lawyers, in preparation for the large Apple law suite that is coming.
Their product has been available since long before the iPad or even the iPhone, was available.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 04:37 PM   #68
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Galaxy Note?
Note 2. Id welcome a wacom digitiser in a larger iphone. Not sure if I'd go back to a phone without it. Its really great.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 04:50 PM   #69
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You wonder what goes through their minds when they come up with this kind of thing. All aboard for the Bankruptcy Express.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 04:52 PM   #70
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so expensive! i could buy an ipad and mpbr for that price
and it is lame as hell why on earth does this exist?
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 04:57 PM   #71
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so expensive! i could buy an ipad and mpbr for that price
And neither offers a usable pen. However, there are numerous Windows 8 devices that come with Wacom, including the Samsung ATIV for $1200. This technology has been affordable for several years now in the form of a PC. Don't even mention the iPad, it cannot be used for writing, drawing, sketching, etc. Without a Wacom it's useless for creative work.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 04:59 PM   #72
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Right.. This is somehow better than wacom cintiq.
It is if you want to use it away from your desk.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 05:01 PM   #73
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Can we just get a hackintosh working on one of these new Windows 8 Touch enabled convertible laptops? I'd like to see a dual boot on the Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T for $1200

Or if Apple could just put a damn touch screen on a macbook, that would be nice, but I won't hold my breath.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 05:02 PM   #74
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yea 3500 dollars. that guy was baked when he came up with that.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 05:03 PM   #75
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lol, its $3500 because the need to pay the retainer on their lawyers, in preparation for the large Apple law suite that is coming.
It's an aftermarket modification. Apple is getting their cut.
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