Discussion in 'iPad' started by HappyDude20, Jan 27, 2010.


Impressed w/ the iPad?

  1. Yes! - I'm gonna go buy it

    207 vote(s)
  2. Nope! - Not impressed, not gonna get it.

    269 vote(s)
  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68030


    Jul 13, 2008
    Los Angeles, Ca
    Simple poll here. Impressed or not?

    So far it seems there is no flash on this device, which sucks.

    10 hour battery life is awesome though, but no flash?

    I was considering ridding my MBP for this...but now, hah!
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Fixed that for you.
  3. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68030


    Jul 13, 2008
    Los Angeles, Ca

    You're right.
  4. doug in albq Suspended

    doug in albq

    Oct 12, 2007
    Macbook, iPod Touch, and a Dell Mini 10v running 10.6.2....

    I have no need for this, and i would not trade my iPod Touch and my Dell Mini Netbook, which combined prices are cheaper than an iPad, for this new device.
  5. AuroraProject macrumors 65816


    Feb 19, 2008
    Right there
    Not for me, if it ran full OS X then yes, but not with iPhone OS.
  6. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

    Zombie Acorn

    Feb 2, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    I think it has a lot of possibility, im buying one when they are released. The first thing I wanted when I got my ipod touch was a bigger one.
  7. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68030


    Jul 13, 2008
    Los Angeles, Ca
    thats a good point. if it has snow leopard on it then im sure it would have a bigger following, though of course that would eat up the battery life too.
  8. donster28 macrumors 68000

    Oct 5, 2006
    Great White North

    As a musician, presenter and occassional pencil doodler, I am willing to give it a try. I'm hoping PDFs run well.
  9. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
    I'm on the fence right now. I think it looks really good, because since I got my iPhone I've wanted a bigger one, but I certainly won't be buying until I play with it in the flesh. I want to make sure the form factor is conducive to use. It almost looks as if it's impossible to type two handed while holding the thing landscape, and I'd hate that. :(
  10. yawa macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2009
    Not really....i was hoping it would offer more and im not that keen on the price either.

    I thought it might be a good alternative to my kindle. But i cant see that so far.
  11. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030


    Jul 7, 2009
    Maybe I should just buy a Kindle now. . . been on the fence and waiting for this. Now, I don't know.
  12. AuroraProject macrumors 65816


    Feb 19, 2008
    Right there
    True, but I've been hoping for a 10" Macbook Air for quite some time now.
  13. AdamLikesMusic macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2009
    You expected it to be cheaper? :eek:
  14. emt1 macrumors 65816

    Jan 30, 2008
    Yes, I'm impressed, and no, I'm not going to buy it. I don't buy everything that impresses me.
  15. yawa macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2009
    For what is essentially an ipod touch....yes
  16. Joewebster macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2010
    New York
    I would have gone out and bought it if it could run OS X, but at this point, it's just a big iPhone, but without a camera and a phone.
  17. below sea level macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2009
    At that price ($499 for 16Gb), I see it as a great alternative to the Kindle.

    I've been thinking about eBook readers for a while now, and held off until today in the hope that Apple would release an eBook reader that also had email capability.

    I want to watch the keynote podcast first, but it may be everything I hoped for, plus more.
  18. tardman91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2009
    Tampa Area, FL
    The only really cool thing about it is the new iWork apps. Other than that it's basically just a bigger iPod Touch. Who needs one of these if you already have a MacBook and an iPod Touch?
  19. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    The only thing that separates it from an iPod Touch is that it's bigger and has 3G capability. So, it's way too expensive, IMO, and you still have to pay for the data use. I was hoping it would be auto-tethered to the iPhone. It's definitely not "magical."
  20. Berek macrumors member


    Jun 8, 2009
    Apple wanted their Vitual Boy and Sega CD. Here it is.
  21. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    Impressed? Yes and no.

    There IS room in the market between smartphones and laptops. That's why we see so many netbooks. They're one version of an in-between device. This is another version.

    Price and [apparent] battery life of the iPad are its saving graces.

    Video: Being able to watch hours of video while traveling, on something bigger than an iPhone and less cumbersome than a laptop, is a HUGE plus. That alone would have been worth the asking price when I used to travel a lot.

    Ebook: Backlit, glossy screen. Not a chance I'll read a whole book on it.

    Internet: Way better form factor than a netbook and hardly more cumbersome. Still, the iPhone is sufficient for me while traveling. But the pay-as-you-go connectivity makes this a winner.

    Apps: Running native iPhone apps is a stop-gap measure. There's going to be GREAT apps for this.

    I guess I'm impressed. It's just that I don't need another device.
  22. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    No flash isn't a problem.

    If this device becomes popular, along with iphones and touches, no sane website will rely on flash any longer unless they want to seriously limit the number of people who can see their website.

    Ultimately it looks like Steve will win this war, and flash will be used by few people and the newer standards will be used instead.
  23. AdeFowler macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2004
    Too early to say really, but my initial reaction is that it's a lame missed opportunity. But I said that about the iPod ;)
  24. surgedc5 macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2008
    Southern California
    i kinda like that book reader app but still see no use for this
  25. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City
    Based on the price, and the fact the 3g data is $29 I think that was the biggest surprise to me. I expected low end $799 and up from there. The OSX vs iPhone OS really wasn't a big deal as I already use my iPhone for a ton of things on the road. I think people want to be perceived as a "power user" when in fact this device will more then do what they want.

    Outside the tech forums the general consumer will eat these up as well. Toss all the blog/forum users together and were probably less than 1 or 2% of the consumers buying Apple products.

    Like it or not this will sell like crazy.

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