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So, I Bought an iPad, and I'm NOT Happy.

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Rich, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. Mar 27, 2011 #21 of 406
    harsh

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    You can do an awful lot of what you might do with an iPad with just a web browser and a demand downloaded Flash or Java app on a Pee Cee.

    You'll let me know when you don't have to visit the Apple App Store to locate and fetch an app to do something interesting with an iPad, right?
     
  2. Mar 27, 2011 #22 of 406
    Karen

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    The reason I chose an iPad over a laptop was because I have dogs that want part of my lap. The iPad works better in that situation. I still fondle the MacBook air every time I go to best buy tho...
     
  3. Mar 27, 2011 #23 of 406
    Rich

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    Nothing wrong with trying those toys out. Kinda bummed out about it tho.


    I'm not short on money, just stuff to spend it on. Annoying how little there is for men to buy and so much for women to buy.

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  4. Mar 27, 2011 #24 of 406
    Rich

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    They do about the same things, I think that's why I couldn't see spending all that money for the iPad. Thing you gotta remember about me is that even tho I've got more money than I'll ever spend, I still recall what it's like to be broke and I'm kinda...tight with my money. Even getting the Droid was traumatic. Also, I've grown accustomed to the Droid and it's OS and learning a whole new OS kinda discouraged me. Especially when the Android XOOM is coming out. That might be more up my alley.

    I didn't know whether that was a dig or not, so I took the high road and didn't assume it was. :)

    Rich
     
  5. Mar 27, 2011 #25 of 406
    Earl Bonovich

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    DIRECTV Hat off, personal comment here.

    So.....

    Explain to me the difference between:
    - Go to a company's website, and download their Flash, Java, or other Web based technology application (or run it through their website such as AJAX)

    Vs

    - Go to the App Store, find the app from the company, and download an App?


    Where in the later, the app is built, designed, and configured for the OS of choice.

    Where in the former, in main cases, the attempt with those mechanisms is to do it once that will cover multiple OS's and enviornments

    There are pro's and con's to both models and styles... but at least in this context... going to a website and downloading an "app", is no different then going to an App Store and downloading an app.
     
  6. Mar 27, 2011 #26 of 406
    Rich

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    I really don't know. I just wanted one. I guess I expected a "super Droid".

    Nothing. It's about what I expected. I'd rather use a computer. It's also not something I'd carry around with me constantly as I do my Droid X. More of an "impulse" buy than something I needed.

    I think I've answered your questions as well as I could.

    I agree with you there. Even in this room where I have six remotes around me, I don't have an urge to buy a universal remote.

    Rich
     
  7. Mar 27, 2011 #27 of 406
    tcusta00

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    Show me a must-have flash website that I've had to download an app for. I'll wait. Otherwise the iPad browser does everything I've asked my computer based browser to do.
     
  8. Mar 27, 2011 #28 of 406
    Rich

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    My son's got an iPod Touch and he wasn't even interested in the iPad.

    I'll probably end up getting a big plasma, my wife is sure not getting that money back. I'd like to get something for my birthday for a change.:)

    I'll do that. I've only checked eBay and I've seen some strange things on iPad listings there. The oddest one I saw was an iPad2 going for $76 with just a couple minutes to go. Then I looked at the shipping price. $1000. Truth.

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  9. Mar 27, 2011 #29 of 406
    Rich

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    Running out of "things". I'm serious, it's not fair. My wife is always buying stuff and I do try to keep up, but I can't. Just not fair......:lol:

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  10. Mar 27, 2011 #30 of 406
    spartanstew

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    I'm sure I'll end up getting a tablet at some point this year, but only because I travel a lot and a tablet seems to be more convenient in airports, on planes, and while driving the rental car.

    If it weren't for that, I doubt I'd ever get one. I'm sitting on the couch using my laptop right now and have no issue with it.
     
  11. Mar 27, 2011 #31 of 406
    Rich

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    Same thing the Droid X does.

    As for books, I like books. And I read so much that if I had to buy them it would cost a lot. We've got a statewide library system, so I just order what I want and it costs me nothing. I even like the way books smell and feel.

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  12. Mar 27, 2011 #32 of 406
    Rich

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    I did look at the laptop Macs. They looked really nice. But, as I said, we've got so many computers around the house I couldn't justify buying one.

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  13. Mar 27, 2011 #33 of 406
    Rich

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    They have Blue Tooth keyboards, mice and speakers for the iPad so you can turn it into a laptop with a 10" screen......:lol:

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  14. Mar 27, 2011 #34 of 406
    tcusta00

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    Macbook Pros are the bomb. The build quality is just beyond anything you've ever experienced in a laptop.
     
  15. Mar 27, 2011 #35 of 406
    tcusta00

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    You guys don't know what you're missing with the Harmony One. Seriously. I never thought I could justify spending $100+ on a remote but now I can't live without it.
     
  16. Mar 27, 2011 #36 of 406
    Rich

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    You're preaching to the choir. We used Macs at work for years and they were great. Kinda hard to buy one with a $1000 Lenovo 17" laptop sitting in front of my tho.

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  17. Mar 27, 2011 #37 of 406
    Rich

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    But, I don't think I could buy just one. Twelve HRs, four sound systems, 7 plasma TVs. Get the idea? :)

    It's kinda like the argument about putting a UPS on your TVs. I'd have to buy seven of them.

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  18. Mar 27, 2011 #38 of 406
    tcusta00

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    In one room?!?! :eek2::eek2::eek2:

    Man I wish you lived next door to me during football season. :)
     
  19. Mar 27, 2011 #39 of 406
    Mike Bertelson

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    True but the MX-880 can replace all of those remotes plus an additional 29 devices...in IR or RF...and your lighting too. :D

    Actually there are plenty universals that can control all your A/V equipment and then some. All in one remote. ;)

    Mike
     
  20. Mar 27, 2011 #40 of 406
    The Merg

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    I think one of the pros of the iPad compared to the laptop/netbook is it's instant availability capability. You hit the power button and your on your way. With the laptop/netbook, you might have to wait for it to power up, login, etc...

    When the wife is on the desktop, I'll grab my iPod Touch and sit in front of the TV to check out DBSTalk or my e-mail. A co-worker of mine has not used his laptop since getting his iPad. He basically only uses the web, checks e-mail, and plays some games. That, along with the possibility, of a 10 hour battery on the iPad2, is a reason many see the iPad as a laptop replacement.

    I know that with the Trillian app and GoDocs app (Google Docs) for the iPhone/iPad, my wife could very well get away with only using the iPad.

    - Merg
     

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