Apple Announces iPad

Seriously.  But MadTV beat them to it:

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  1. #1 by Donetta Breitling on January 29, 2010 - 1:52 AM

    Lots of of bloggers not really happy with this new iPad.There was 2 much hoopla about it and lots of people got turned off.You see, I can actually see great deal of the awesome potential uses of this gadget. Third-party applications for composing tunes, games, newspapers and magazines and FFS books, all kinds of cool stuff, but IMHO they just didn’t really sell it properly (aside from the books). It smells sort of undercooked

    • #2 by Chadwick on January 29, 2010 - 10:11 AM

      Honestly, books is one of the last things I’d want to use it for. And I’m surprised no one is talking about it. One of the reasons that regular e-readers are nice is that they are simply dark text on a pale background. The iPad has a backlit screen, which is horrible for reading on. Staring at the lit screen for extended periods, trying to read relatively fine print causes a lot of eye strain. So it seems that Apple has produced an item for reading, on which reading is the last thing I’d want to do.

      In fact, if I’m going to use something like this, I’d really prefer a Lenovo S10-3t, which is a more traditional tablet-style notebook. It’s about the same size as the iPad (10.1″ screen), though thicker, and has the full functionality of a netbook, all for the same price. And I can load up things to read on there as well.

      Basically, the iPad seems to be trying to be an e-reader, but fails at one of the most critical points, and also tries to be a netbook-lite, and can’t even play Flash if you cruise the web.

      I guess I just really can’t see why anyone would want to buy an iPad (especially at that price), when the things you mention (composing tunes, games, newspapers and magazines) can all be used on something like the S10-3t, and the S10’s got more power to throw at it.

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