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Postby Joseph the PRPD » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:38 pm

What are your thoughts on the new iPad?
Will you be getting one?
Do you own one?

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Postby The Imperialist » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:47 pm

As I hate Apple, I think the iPad is just a blown up version of the iTouch. (Isn't it better if you get around 8 iTouch and synchronise them together)
And the iPad is too much of a compromise. It is a iTouch that is like a touch screen capable lap top (Toshiba, Sony will be better...) but not quite able to do the same thing as a lap top, and the best use of the iPad for me, will be to put scanned doujinshi, or manga onto it (which I will never do, as I prefer paper over degital format)

In conclusion, get a cheap, toush screen lap top from Sofmap in Akihabara (if you are living in Japan, that is)
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Postby Reichu » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:08 pm

I gave up on iPads a long time ago. Too bulky. I'm not ready for Depends just yet.

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Postby Baz » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:40 pm

Anything that locks you in to the Apple Store is evil. If it ever runs Linux then I might consider purchasing it.
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Postby Holy Diver » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:27 pm

Its only good for making salsa. Nothing else. Nothing.

It can't even play bloons.
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Postby Uriel Septim VII » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:52 pm

I'd rather just... have a laptop.
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Postby The Imperialist » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:56 pm

iPad cannot play visual novel/eroge. FINAL.
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Postby Dartz » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:58 pm

Add multitasking, SD-Card + USB supprt, and maybe a useable keypad that'll fold over and protect the screen.... maybe you got a deal mate. I can see the advantages of a tablet computer, especially with decent touch support... but the iPad is just too simplified, too idiotproof and too locked down.

I've an iPod touch, and just amn't the greatest fan of the thing.
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Postby ran1 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:04 pm

Not worth it. My friend has one and hates it, and I've used his and IMO it was meh. I prefer the feel of printed literature anyway.


View Original PostThe Imperialist wrote:iPad cannot play visual novel/eroge. FAIL.


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Postby The Imperialist » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:14 pm

^ Indeed.
(And if I remember correctly, these things cannot show .gif animations)
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Postby DIDDY » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:01 pm

What need is the iPad meant to fulfill, again?
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Postby NemZ » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:11 pm

quarterly 'must have' item on apple's evil catalog.
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Postby Sachi » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:28 pm

If an iPad was meant to be a small laptop in which I could type school notes on (quickly, like on a full-sized keyboard), organize my to-do list and homework assignments, and the other things standard iProducts have (music, pictures, etc), then I may consider buying this since it would be great for school.

However, since it does not look like this is the case, I'll stick with my iTouch.
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Postby esselfortium » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:37 pm

TouchOSC is the only thing I've seen that could make me want an iPad. And even then, I could get it for my iPhone, albeit on a smaller screen.

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Postby planet news » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:48 pm

Are you all opposing the iPad right now BECAUSE IT IS EXPENSIVE and it's NOT WORTH IT RIGHT NOW but will be later, or do you just not like the idea of a huge touch pad computer in general? Stuff like, "What need is the iPad meant to fulfill, again?" suggests the latter, as if you guys have "had enough" with technological advancements or something. Like an itouch is "all I need." I own nothing electronic but a keyboardless cell phone, video camera, graphics calculator, and the computer that I am on now, but even I can see the immediate worth in something like an iPad over an itouch (or whatever). Indeed, I WANT.
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Postby ran1 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:58 pm

View Original Postplanet news wrote:Are you all opposing the iPad right now BECAUSE IT IS EXPENSIVE and it's NOT WORTH IT RIGHT NOW


Nope. Printed books still rock hard IMO. Can't beat the feeling of a paper page in one's hand, and how cool having the complete works of Vonnegut or Sartre or Murakami sitting on your bookshelf.

Same thing with movies. I could torrent it, but waking up every morning facing my "shelf of honor" with my favorite films is oh so clutch.

Furthermore, when I want to lend a friend of mine one of my novels, I can just grab a book off a shelf and give it to them. With an iPad, you'd have to give them the hardware, and no man in his right mind would do that. There's another flaw: IPADS ARE ENCOURAGING CAPITALISM. Goddamn you, Apple. :lol:


Stuff like, "What need is the iPad meant to fulfill, again?" suggests the latter, as if you guys have "had enough" with technological advancements or something.


I've got no problems with the status quo, bro.

Like an itouch is "all I need." I own nothing electronic but a keyboardless cell phone, video camera, graphics calculator, and the computer that I am on now, but even I can see the immediate worth in something like an iPad over an itouch (or whatever).


That is pretty much my situation right now, and I see no value in one, FWIW.
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Postby planet news » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:03 pm

I actually tell most people I "hate technology" but I don't. I just can't get my hands on any and that's my excuse. Makes me feel "authentic".

View Original Postran1 wrote:Same thing with movies. I could torrent it, but waking up every morning facing my "shelf of honor" with my favorite films is oh so clutch.

I WANT.

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Postby Hexon.Arq » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:17 pm

I don't understand all the hate for the iPad. It's the nicest cutting board I've ever seen.

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