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Poll: Apple iPad - Yay or no Nay? (53 member(s) have cast votes)

Apple iPad - Yay or no Nay?

  1. YAY! - I'm ordering it now. (9 votes [11.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.69%

  2. Yay - I'll wait until i had it in my Hands to play with (9 votes [11.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.69%

  3. Nay - I have no use for it/no money for it (22 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  4. Nay - I'll wait for Version 2 (more features) (30 votes [38.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.96%

  5. Don't know yet... (7 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

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#61 J15nel

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 05:53 PM

I'm fairly split, more over a money issue. If I had the cash spare, I would, its an interesting gadget, though to be honest, it would be an instant sell for me if I could get Adobe products such as CS4 on it, as it would be slightly easier to take to college, though my Macbook Pro 13 does the job just fine.
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 11:55 PM

Some hybrid of OSX and iPhone would be awesome

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 10:43 AM

Yeah, just  a matter of it managing to run power hungry OSX programs!
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 11:16 AM

J15nel said:

Yeah, just  a matter of it managing to run power hungry OSX programs!

like flash?!  :D

since there is noch flash support on the ipad there is no reason for me to buy it.
cause a netbook do the same job for less money and support flash.
for apps, music and videos i can still use my ipod.
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 12:45 PM

I was tempted to buy a netbook at one point, but the combination of mainly Windows OS (Some Linux) and poor specs, really put me off, as well as the fact when they were on display in shops to try, they were always broken, probably down to the idiots that come in and mash them to see how they work.

An iPad is a more sophisticated internet device, more for e-mailing and checking up on websites. I also use my iPod for what you listed, just the bigger screen would be nice for some apps, though I can only surf the internet when connected to a Wi Fi hotspot. An iPad with the 3G option would be awesome, but I'll hopefully be getting an iPhone soon, so that will suit my needs!
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Posted 12 May 2010 - 03:03 PM

imma wait for second gen to come out 8)

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 02:06 AM

I'm fine with the PPC i've got in my room and other Intel Macbook Pro. The iPad seems like a huge iPhone, which I was hoping for a Leopard or Snow Leopard on the iPad. And it looks slower then my old PPC. it kind of confuses me that Apple would just make a huge iPhone...

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 10:25 AM

I just hope it gets to my country soon as well -_-

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 04:26 PM

I hate to say it but as a grad student I would get one mostly for reading pdfs.  I am sick of printing thousands of pages of reading, and to be able to have them on call for classes and discussions...  priceless.

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 07:47 PM

I'll wait for iPad 2G. :D

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 05:05 AM

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I'll wait for iPad 2G. :D

Is that a downgrade from the iPad 3G?  :)

Wonder if we'll end up with confusing names like iPad II 4G...

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 08:15 AM

The iPad would be much more awesome if I could code/develop on it.  Seeing as that's not possible, a 11" or 13" MacBook Air seems like the way to go.

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 08:23 AM

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The iPad would be much more awesome if I could code/develop on it.  Seeing as that's not possible, a 11" or 13" MacBook Air seems like the way to go.
I heard someone was or has developed a complete IDE for the iPad. It looked cool, I'll see if i can track down the post.
Doubt it would have building though.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 03:35 PM

IMHO code typing on an iPad would be terrible unless you can use an external bluetooth keyboard. Even than I find productive coding needs a larger screen or else you are spending more time messing with windows, zooming, etc and not doing what's important, coding.

If you want to develop using your iPad there is also using VNC type options like LogMeIn and iTeleport.

As someone who had a Dell Mini 10v netbook with OS X installed on it, I can say I use the iPad much more. It's easier and more productive to use. The cursor methodology just doesn't translate well to smaller screens. The issue isn't so much the hardware but is an app available for what you want to do.

P.S. If you have children around and want to use your iPad, hide it from them. I swear every time the nieces and nephews come over the first thing out of their mouths is "Have I play on the iPad?"
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Posted 31 December 2010 - 09:42 PM

Snowfall said:

darkstar711 said:

I'll wait for iPad 2G. :D

Is that a downgrade from the iPad 3G?  :)

Wonder if we'll end up with confusing names like iPad II 4G...

3G is International Mobile Telecommunications 3000 (3rd Generation). iPad 3G is first generation, not 3rd Generation.

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 12:38 AM

There are a ton of applications for the ipad for small children as well, if that makes a difference to you.




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