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2012-04-09 09:38:09 AM
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skinink: Maybe aside from books, what really needs such great resolution? And maybe movies, although most of the movies I would put on the tablet doesn't really need the latest and greatest resolution. For Facebook, email, Youtube vids (which a lot aren't great resolution anyways) general browsing and games, HD equivalent just isn't needed. I'm sure the iPad looks fine but for the general public I feel Retina Display is like the gimmick Intel used to pull by constantly bragging it had the fastest CPU: how many people really take advantage of that feature?

One of the issues is that the content is designed at a certain resolution. So great that your screen can do 10000000x10000000 but if the content is 800x600 then your screen isn't worth shiat.
2012-04-09 09:36:07 AM
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Mugato: Mad_Radhu: Right now, the latest model iPad just blows everything else out of the water

How many versions of the iPad are there and how often do they come out?


When new products come out they tend to beat anything else already in the market.

Next month when the next Android tablet comes out it will also blow everything else out of the water.


Important to note too that the screen (made by Samsung) is the only thing Apple has going for it. Android tablets already have better processors and more RAM.
2012-04-09 09:33:50 AM
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Mad_Radhu: skinink: I'm still wondering what an iPad does better than an Android Tablet. I have the original Asus Transformer and it's pretty good overall. There hasn't been a point where I couldn't find an app for something I wanted to do and Google's store has a lot of good content.

Right now, the latest model iPad just blows everything else out of the water in terms of resolution, plus the color gamut of the screen is superb, so photos and videos look great. Digital comics, especially those that have been recently updated for the higher resolution screen, also look gorgeous on the display. Text based content like books and magazines also is very readable due to the razor sharp text. Android and Windows 8 tablets will catch up in resolution soon, but right now no other tablet beats the iPad in the display category.


You know the screen in the iPad is designed and produced by Samsung, right?

/Idiots are the reason why Apple has any sales.
2012-04-09 08:41:33 AM
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"They gave birth to the whole category and brought it to life."


STOP REPEATING THE LIE. There were thousands of tablet PCs (some even at 17 inch quad core 4 gig of RAM) before the iPad came out. Apple set the form factor back SIGNIFICANTLY with their shiat specs.
2012-04-09 01:35:42 AM
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kingflower: Android does fragmentation better than Apple... That's the main difference between the platforms.


Is it fun being an Apple troll?
2012-04-09 12:27:22 AM
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It'll have the same effect the iPhone and the iPod have had: generic names used by Baby Boomers and out-of-touch Gen Xers who still think game consoles are called Nintendos.

The rest of us will call them tablets.

Incidentally, most of the kids I've talked to aren't interested in iPads, because they're old news. A lot of them want Android tablets because of the large number of free* apps. It'd be nice if some manufacturer could deliver on an incredible Android tablet, but at least for now, we've got the Asus Transformer and the Sony Tablet S.

*Free on Android tends to mean ad-supported or begware, but still. Free is free.
2012-04-08 08:07:06 PM
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Gee, I wonder how much Apple paid for that puff piece.
2012-04-08 08:04:58 PM
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Mad_Radhu: skinink: I'm still wondering what an iPad does better than an Android Tablet. I have the original Asus Transformer and it's pretty good overall. There hasn't been a point where I couldn't find an app for something I wanted to do and Google's store has a lot of good content.

Right now, the latest model iPad just blows everything else out of the water in terms of resolution, plus the color gamut of the screen is superb, so photos and videos look great. Digital comics, especially those that have been recently updated for the higher resolution screen, also look gorgeous on the display. Text based content like books and magazines also is very readable due to the razor sharp text. Android and Windows 8 tablets will catch up in resolution soon, but right now no other tablet beats the iPad in the display category.


And in the end, you're still stuck with IOS, which is inferior to Android in almost every conceivable way. Also, it's still missing basic functionality like an SD card slot(64gbs isn't that much) and an HDMI port.
2012-04-08 07:29:25 PM
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I rather like the term used in the U.K, "fondle slab".
2012-04-08 06:02:08 PM
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Here's all you need to know. If you want a tablet, get an iPad. If you don't want to spend that much money, get a Kindle.
2012-04-08 05:24:44 PM
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Because it holds on tight in the bathtub and it clings in soapy suds?
2012-04-08 05:15:58 PM
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I'm still wondering what an iPad does better than an Android Tablet. I have the original Asus Transformer and it's pretty good overall. There hasn't been a point where I couldn't find an app for something I wanted to do and Google's store has a lot of good content.
2012-04-08 03:37:51 PM
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TFA: The iPod, which was the first digital music player when it came out in 2001, is still the name people use for "digital music player" or "MP3 player."

The hell you say?

Truly, USA Today is the best newspaper in the world - for the bottom of your pet's cage.

/And I'm saying that even as someone stuck in a Stehpens Media town.
2012-04-08 02:29:46 PM
1 votes:
It's the new Maxi-Pad.
2012-04-08 02:29:08 PM
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Poor Apple. These manufacturers are xeroxing their ideas, and Apple is the one who loses their unique identity.
 
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