Very accurate review of iPad


gr8tfly

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Not too bad, except for the part about the display coating. I have an iPhone 3GS, and its display behaves exactly the same as the iPad's. They both smudge, but both clean with a swipe of a soft cloth. Also, they both have the same silky smooth feel to the surface. Based on their reporting, it's hard to believe the author had direct experience with the 3GS.
 

Mitchrapp

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I guess if you don't own 1, it's another review in a long list of reviews. If you do own one, why read any review? I have my own review, I like it ;).
 

Nipz

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Great review! Helped me forget that us UK fook still have no news for 10 seconds :(
 

Dammit Cubs

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I think web browsing on the iPad is what separates it from any net book or laptop. This is how we should be browsing. Casual + technology + my couch
 

funkeruski

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He's wrong about he screen coating. As far as the battery life, I couldn't go for for more than a minute or so with the screen brightness maxed out before my eyes would burn out, so his 8 hours is misleading.
 

bobob

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I found it telling that the reviewer ended with:

People who accept the device for what it is--a big multimedia device--won't be disappointed. People who expect this device to change mobile computing as we know it might want to look somewhere else.
Yet just before he had stated:

[Apps are]... what will make or break the iPad. During this past weekend, several iPad apps, such as Netfix, ABC Player, Marvel Comics, and iBooks became available. Several other useful apps are popping up like spring flowers. Best of all, most of the specialized apps--even though they are in the early stages of release--run very fast without many hiccups.
If running "specialized apps" isn't "mobile computing", I don't know what is. Calling the iPad a "multimedia device" seems to be a common reduction used by those trying to play down it's capabilities.

Overall, this review contains a lot of thinly disguised snark and the author seemed to be doing his best to subtly discourage people from considering the iPad. So beware - - this is an example of the smarter, more devious species of h8tr that we are bound to see in coming months.
 

Davidkoh

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I found it telling that the reviewer ended with:



Yet just before he had stated:



If running "specialized apps" isn't "mobile computing", I don't know what is. Calling the iPad a "multimedia device" seems to be a common reduction used by those trying to play down it's capabilities.

Overall, this review contains a lot of thinly disguised snark and the author seemed to be doing his best to subtly discourage people from considering the iPad. So beware - - this is an example of the smarter, more devious species of h8tr that we are bound to see in coming months.
I think you should read what he said, he said that it isn't a device that will change mobile computing as we know, which is true. It is a big multimedia device (although it sucks for high quality music listening), it's good for Video on the go, small games, surfing and such.
 

bobob

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I think you should read what he said, he said that it isn't a device that will change mobile computing as we know, which is true. It is a big multimedia device (although it sucks for high quality music listening), it's good for Video on the go, small games, surfing and such.
I not only read it, I quoted it in my post, then added my own commentary with my opinion of what it meant.

What did you do?
 

Davidkoh

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I not only read it, I quoted it in my post, then added my own commentary with my opinion of what it meant.

What did you do?
As I wrote before, He stated that it wouldnt CHANGE mobile computing as we know it. He never said that the iPad wasn't able to perform some "mobile computing" tasks.
 

Davidkoh

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A brief review of your posting history reveals your position on the iPad.
And that somehow makes it okay for you to not understand basic English? It's either that or you are just using "straw man arguments", but I doubt it since that's only something that stupid people do.

EDIT: What I'd wish people would do is simply look at it more objectivly. I've heard too many "richer surfing experience", "much more fun to browse" when people explain why they like the iPad. But I've never seen any of them define what a "richer surfing experience" means, or provide proof of why the iPad would provide it.
 

AJsAWiz

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Grain of salt

Reviews are often someone else's opinion
And I "take it" as such ;)
I can't recall ever reading a review that was entirely factual/accurate :cool:
 

riverfreak

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You can't browse with your netbook from the couch?
Netbooks are great when you need a disposable back up computer for extended travel.

They're great if you spend your life in a terminal. But they positively suck for browsing. I'm writing this on a Dell Mini running OSX. I can see all of about half of a post on the screen. And people hunched over them look like complete dweebs.
 

peestandingup

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And here's my review: Try the frickin thing out for yourself to see if YOU like it. Seriously, I care what this random guy says why again??

And BTW, what's the deal with them putting this review on like 4 separate pages when each page was only like a small paragraph or two? Click here for Page 1, now bounce on over to Page 2, next up is.., oh just **** already!:D
 

allmIne

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As I wrote before, He stated that it wouldnt CHANGE mobile computing as we know it. He never said that the iPad wasn't able to perform some "mobile computing" tasks.
FWIW, I thought the point you were making was quite clear. The author acknowledges the iPad runs specialised apps, but warns against believing the device will change mobile computing as we know it.

The two quotes Bob posted don't contradict each other, imo.
 

diabolic

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And BTW, what's the deal with them putting this review on like 4 separate pages when each page was only like a small paragraph or two? Click here for Page 1, now bounce on over to Page 2, next up is.., oh just **** already!:D
Maybe so each page can fit on a netbook screen... :)

I've heard too many "richer surfing experience", "much more fun to browse" when people explain why they like the iPad. But I've never seen any of them define what a "richer surfing experience" means, or provide proof of why the iPad would provide it.
There is definitely something intangible about using the iPad that "makes it better" for a lot of people. It is something real though and not just blowing smoke.