How Many Of You Would Pre-Order The Tablet?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by brent0saurus, Jan 21, 2010.

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Would you pre-order the tablet

  1. Yes

    13 vote(s)
    21.0%
  2. No

    17 vote(s)
    27.4%
  3. Depends on spec

    17 vote(s)
    27.4%
  4. Depends on price

    14 vote(s)
    22.6%
  5. Other

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  1. brent0saurus macrumors regular

    brent0saurus

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    Can we get a poll going? I'd love to see, if Apple put the Tablet up for pre order today, how many people would actually pre order it. Considering we don't even really know what it is, I feel like a lot of people would...
     
  2. Mercer macrumors member

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  3. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    You mean preorder it sight unseen? Without even seeing the specs? No.

    However, if they tell me it's the media device that has been rumored, with Verizon connectivity and $1000 or less, sure. I'd preorder it in a heartbeat.
     
  4. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502

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    im either getting the tablet or a macbook air
    depending on what the tablet features are...
     
  5. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    Depends on what happens on the 27th.

    The only deal breaker would be a requirement for Verizon. I give AT&T 270/month I don't need to add another 60 or 70 to Verizon.
     
  6. brent0saurus thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, unseen. I'm asking everyone if they would preorder it today, only knowing what we've seen from macrumors and the like. I guess at an $800 price point.
     
  7. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    I wouldnt.

    I am either getting a Macbook Air or a tablet, I need something small and light just for traveling. If the tablet is aimed at pushing content down our throats then I'm not interested at all. If it lets you use it casually to access internet over wi-fi, save files, view edit documents then I am definitely getting one. Otherwise I'm going with the MBA
     
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I've never had an issue with a rev. A product.

    Won't be buying this if a wireless contract is needed. I have enough monthly bills, thank you.
     
  10. brent0saurus thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think that's true with most companies but yes. That's exactly why I wouldn't. I'm currently on a 1.67 ghz PowerBook G4 and waiting for a MacBook Pro with LightPeak. Ha! Just waiting...
    But i really think the tablet will be amazing. Who knows, maybe once I see it i'll "need" it!
     
  11. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Let me repeat that.. Never buy revision A Apple products.

    Early adopters are routinely screwed by gimped products or prices.
     
  12. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a

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    I've owned several revision A products by Apple. I got the first Intel iMac. Still works great. I got the first iPod Nano. Great music player.

    I bought a first generation iPhone, before the price drop two months later. Absolutely no regrets. I bought it for $500 and it's worth $500, regardless of how it was priced later.

    I've had an iPhone for almost two and a half years. Yeah, I payed more than it costs now, but how can you say I got "screwed"? Time is money and the years I spent using my iPhone every single day is worth the money I payed.

    Just because you don't agree with the mentality of early adopters doesn't make it "bad", it just makes it different. It's a choice, it's not right or wrong.
     
  13. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    I would pre order it BUT would cancel it if its tied to a carrier or something missing I want.
     
  14. rittchard macrumors 6502

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    Even though I know this is true, I would pre-order it in a heartbeat :D
     
  15. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

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    At the moment I'm not convinced as to how useful it'll really be.

    The laptop is a perfect design whereas the thought of typing on a tablet one-handed whilst holding it in the other, or craning over it whilst it's on a table in order to use both hands, doesn't appeal. Not to mention the (likely) poor battery life and (relative to a laptop) tiny hard drive/SSD.

    Apple will really have to pull out something special - something I didn't KNOW I wanted, for me to buy it.
     
  16. lee.anderson macrumors regular

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    Without knowing any info about it, no. But I've got £1000 sitting on my desk right now, if I like what I see in the keynote, that money's going straight to apple.
     
  17. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    OP - If you edit your post, click on advanced, you should be able to add a poll :)
     
  18. aquabella macrumors newbie

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    If it meant I would get it before anybody else? Probably not. But I'm not a risk-taker. Somebody might believe they could turn around and sell it for double while everybody else is waiting in line. Not like that hasn't happened before.
     
  19. liquid stereo macrumors regular

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    Exactly!!!

    This stuff is getting out of control. Why don't these bastards simply go straight to my employer and give me an allowance, like I'm 10 years old.


     
  20. kroeks macrumors regular

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    It's always the same with Apple's release dates.
    The time a new product comes out, I don't have the cash to preorder.
    When Im able to buy it, I get it and as soon as it hits my doormat a new version comes out. :(

    I guess I'm going to sit this one out
     
  21. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    if only life was that easy
     
  22. brent0saurus thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! But I can't seem to find it... :( I clicked advanced but don't see any poll options. If you can point me in the right direction I'll gladly add it.
     
  23. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Without seeing the specs, I wouldn't pre-order it.

    I haven't drank enough Kool Aid yet. :p
     
  24. jsbaugh macrumors 6502

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    I would pre order it without seeing it and I hope it has 3G with it. This isnt something I'm going to use at home that much and I would want 24/7 connection. There aren't enough wifi hotspots not to have 3G.
     
  25. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Darn it - thought there was the option OP to retrospectively add a poll. Nevermind.
     

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