iPad vs iTablet

Discussion in 'iPad' started by koruki, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. koruki macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.pcworld.com/article/188633/itablet_coming_soon_lawsuit_to_follow.html

    Everything people wanted hardware wise from the iPad .. even the name lol

    *edit: Just to make it clear, I'm not saying this is a better piece of hardware, but its quite interesting that when the iPad was announced people complained about the lack of hardware (which the device mentioned has) Now when there is a device that has all the *desired* hardware is released there are complaints about it too overblown. Guess you can't please everyone. =)
     
  2. Buzz Bumble Guest

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    Except that it runs horrible Windoze (or no doubt an illegal Hackintosh version of Mac OS X).

    Anyone who wants a tablet Mac can already get one from the company that converts MacBook Pro.
     
  3. WytRaven macrumors 6502

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    Running Windows XP huh? Awesome...

    That looks exactly like my ST5112 with a different bezel and no "workaround" physical buttons. A device which, by the way, I am replacing with an iPad.
     
  4. jbellanca macrumors 6502

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    After using tablets before, you don't want it running a full-blown OS, with old fashioned window management, etc. Waaaay to cumbersome. You need the whole UI to shirt to focus on whatever app you're using The device needs to transform to the user to make it work. That's why the iPad will sell well imo.

    Great article on why I think this:
    http://gizmodo.com/5452501/the-apple-tablet-interface-must-be-like-this
     
  5. appleseed76 macrumors regular

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    The joojoo vs. The iPad

    The joojoo vs. The iPad

    Product Names
    Both names are stupid. One reminds me of that annoying candy that gets stuck in your teeth, or some form of baby talk, and the other reminds me of a feminine hygiene product, or a pad of paper if you will (boring).
    Score: Tie (They both suck.)

    Size and weight
    The joojoo is .33" wider and 3.24" longer than the iPad, but it's also .2" thicker and a pound heavier. Is 3.24" of extra screen real estate worth an extra pound? Only time will tell.
    Score: Undecided

    Wireless
    The joojoo supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, but only up to 802.11b/g speeds. The iPad does Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, has a 3G cellular option without a contract ($130 extra + $14.99-$29.99 a month), and a mini-SIM card tray for possible future carriers (AT&T you suck!) It also has assisted GPS and a digital compass.
    Score: iPad Wins!

    Capacity
    Holy crap this can't be right. The joojoo has a 4GB SSD. I guess you're not going to be downloading too much to this thing. The iPad has a 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive, which isn't as necessarily secure as an SSD, but you can hold a lot more stuff (4x more minimum) and it's all backed up in the cloud and on your home computer.
    Score: iPad Wins!

    Display
    The joojoo has a 12.1" widescreen multi-touch (is this thing LED?) display with a 1366 by 768 resolution, whereas the iPad has a 9.7" widescreen multi-touch LED display with IPS tech for enhanced angled viewing but only a 1024 by 768 resolution.
    Score: If the joojoo is an LED, which I suspect it's not or they would have posted it on their website, then it's a Tie, because I seriously doubt your average person is going to notice a difference in resolution on screens this small. As for video support, that's another story.

    Video Support
    The joojoo supports 1080p and the iPad supports 720p. You do the math. In the end I don't think you're average consumer can tell the difference, nor should they care. Look Honey I can see a scuff mark on Brad Pitt's 3rd nostril hair from the right! I have a 720p HDTV and it looks great. Matter of opinion I guess.
    Score: joojoo Wins!

    Software Support
    The joojoo has a browser-based OS with support for Flash 10.1 and Java. The iPad runs a bumped up iPhone-like OS with support for Java and about 140,000 apps and growing. I guess it just depends on what you're going to use one of these devices for.
    Score: Undecided. Flash is all over the web (for now), but 140,000 custom-made apps are compelling to say the least.

    Battery and Power
    The joojoo can surf the web for 5-hours straight. The iPad can do it for 10. I think both claims are exaggerated, much like MPG claims on vehicles used to be.
    Score: iPad Wins based on math, but the true test has yet to come.

    Other Stuff (I'm getting tired of typing this from my phone!!!)
    The joojoo and the iPad have a lot of the same crap, like single button switches, ambient light sensors, and accelorameters. However, The joojoo has a camera for video conferencing and a USB port. The iPad does not (WTF Apple!) Instead it has a bunch of lame and costly adapters. What if I want to charge my computer, or type, while I'm downloading some photos? That's right I can't, because it has no real multi-tasking. Doh! I hope it's at least Eye-Fi compatible. Video conferencing would have rocked, while eating the crap out of battery life (not to mention augmented reality games), but I could have just docked it if the camera had been built-in. This was a major oversite (of course there's always revision B!) How about using the iPhone as the only means for a webcam on the iPad, kind of like the way the BT-1 works for the Mac. Now there's a marketing scam in the making.

    Anyway, I've gotten sloppy and off track. Feel free to add to this, or critique my oversites. I'm glad there's competition for both devices and much more to come. Let the tablet wars begin, and the consumers win!!!
     
  6. Doju macrumors 68000

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    Using external keybords for iPad gaming

    The biggest woe for iPad gaming was the lack of tactile controls. Now that on the iPad we can use Bluetooth controllers, what if someone created a game controller that acted like a keyboard, that was small, portable and wireless.

    Many developers may implement keyboard support into their apps and if this works like a small, specialized keyboard (it interprets the joystick as left right arrows for example) we could have a really nice portable gaming platform right here.

    What do you guys think? If the device was cheap enough, and people incorporated it, I think this could make a very interesting horizon for iPad gaming.
     
  7. thejakill macrumors 6502

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    The full OS "tablet" format has failed.

    The future is in "pad" computing.
     
  8. appleseed76 macrumors regular

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    I like your idea, but I think Apple wants you to use the device as the controller, hence why they included an accelorameter and the ability to customize the controls anywhere on the screen. That doesn't mean a 3rd party couldn't develop something like that. It would certainly make old-school gaming more enjoyable. I'd just like to see a wireless Bluetooth camera app that works with the BT-1, so I can get my Skype and augmented reality video game fix on.
     
  9. *LTD* macrumors G4

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