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    I'm just not sold on the tablet. Though I am sure it will be much better than this launch:

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    Whatever it is i'm gitty with delight. Inhave Apple fever and can't wait to see the new product even though indont plan on purchasing a tablet in the nearnfuture.

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    I wonder what the price will be. This sounds like a much better option than the Kindle.
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    Looks super awesome, although I am not sure why I would get that instead of a MacBook. I would assume many of the features will also be available on future versions of the MB.

    My question would be how does it perform in the daylight? Since it appears to be more of a web content driven device instead of a reader.

    Edit: I will be curious to see how investors respond to the launch, Apple has been on a major growth since January of 2009. Opened today at $206.81
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfah View Post
    I'm just not sold on the tablet. Though I am sure it will be much better than this launch:
    I felt the same way when I heard about Apple doing a tablet, but then I got to thinking that Apple could really make this thing better than a simple notebook with a screen that swivels or a very large Palm. A tablet could be Apples way of entering the cheaper netbook market...well cheaper by Apple standards anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    I wonder what the price will be. This sounds like a much better option than the Kindle.
    The guy next to me on the bus this morning had a Kindle. It seems like a nice device if you want a one-dimensional reading apparatus. It did look like something out of the 1990s with its black and white interface.

    I just hope Apple doesn't name the tablet the "iPad" since that will doom the product from day one.

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    I hope this does to textbooks what the ipod (and other mp3 players) did to the walkman.

    Textbooks can be improved on soooooo much. They really shouldn't exist anymore the way that they do. It would be more conducive to the way we learn now to have much more linking, audio, and video content. We are required now to learn so much more in the same amount of time and this would speed up the process.

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    I don't really get the tablet as an ereader. I think the strength of an ereader is that it uses eink which doesn't strain your eyes like a backlit display does. I'd take an ereader or a real book over a tablet any day. That said, there are a lot of other reasons I'd like a tablet. I wish I had one every time I use my laptop when I fly or use public transportation.

    I've also read a couple of articles that say Apple's going to announce that AT&T won't be the exclusive iPhone distributor anymore.
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    I'm guessing it will be a new mode of transportation that will change the way we commute through urban environments. Maybe some kind of scooter. It will feature gyroscopes and will respond to the movements of the rider. It will be the most groundbreaking invention ever. They just need to think of a name...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Lantern View Post
    I'm guessing it will be a new mode of transportation that will change the way we commute through urban environments. Maybe some kind of scooter. It will feature gyroscopes and will respond to the movements of the rider. It will be the most groundbreaking invention ever. They just need to think of a name...
    That is awesome, I can't wait for the $25 cars that get 1000 miles to the gallon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    I wonder what the price will be. This sounds like a much better option than the Kindle.
    The benefit of the Kindle is its battery life. The e-Ink technology requires no power to maintain the printed screen once it is loaded. You only use power when you flip a page, so a tablet and an e-reader would be serving entirely different purposes.

    Naturally you can read books on a computer, or an iPhone (Kindle reader for iPhone is sort of interesting), but you have serious limitations. You can't toss a laptop into the backpack for a 40mile trek. Kindle, si se puede.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Ghost View Post
    Not 40-mile trek friendly, but competent for an overnighter?

    cheers.
    I'll bet that is ten hours of typing, with screen brightness turned all the way down. Bump up the screen brightness to an enjoyable level, and pop on a movie or 3D video game, and I'll bet you get significantly less battery life.

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    Wow.....this things looks very acceptable!



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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinFinderson View Post
    I'll bet that is ten hours of typing, with screen brightness turned all the way down. Bump up the screen brightness to an enjoyable level, and pop on a movie or 3D video game, and I'll bet you get significantly less battery life.
    Here is the synopsis from the wsj.com blog:

    It is powered by Apple's custom silicon, comes with 16, 32 or 64 GB of flash storage. It has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, an accelerometer and compass. Ten hours of battery life.

    "I can take a flight from SF to Tokyo and watch video the whole way on one charge," Jobs says. It has over a month of standby life.
    Again, the truth is probably somewhere between Robin and Steve.

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    I will own one. It seems more convenient for the long flight entertainment standpoint. Even if I used it for that alone, I would want one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Jones View Post
    Here is the synopsis from the wsj.com blog:



    Again, the truth is probably somewhere between Robin and Steve.
    He didn't say he would be watching video on the iPad.

    No way can you run apple devices for 10 hours on one charge. the screen is too vibrant and there are too many battery-sucking functions....Wi-Fi being chief amongst them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    He didn't say he would be watching video on the iPad.

    No way can you run apple devices for 10 hours on one charge. the screen is too vibrant and there are too many battery-sucking functions....Wi-Fi being chief amongst them.
    Why would you need wifi if you are on a plane watching a movie? Maybe they finally developed the Ironman battery thing that powers itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Jones View Post
    Why would you need wifi if you are on a plane watching a movie? Maybe they finally developed the Ironman battery thing that powers itself.

    Doesn't even matter anymore. I can't remember the last overseas flight that I wasn't able to charge, or at least plug in, my electronic devices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    Wow.....this things looks very acceptable!
    The SI Issue for the iPad looks wicked awesome!

    I'm not going to crap on this device just because I am skeptical about apple's battery claims. It looks to be a nice device for many people.

    One thing Apple could do for those of us who are tethered to powerful Apple desktop machines... turn this iPad into a touch-screen bluetooth monitor for our wired towers. Working in art/design, I teach my students on Wacom's Cintiq touch-screen monitors. They are gorgeous, pressure sensitive monitors that allow the user to draw directly on the screen. For some design fields, they are a true game changer. Wacom currently has no serious competition. If the iPad could do what a Cintiq can do, it would be HUGE.

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    One thing I want to know is how are you going to type on that thing?

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    MLB.com baseball feeds with drop down stats. Nice!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Jones View Post
    One thing I want to know is how are you going to type on that thing?
    as usual, the achilles heel for apple devices. I hate typing on a touchpad. Not to mention exposure to massive smudges and scratches.

    but as coach says, I'm all in.

    Any idea on price points for this bad boy?

    streaming TV on this thing will be pretty awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    I will be curious to see how investors respond to the launch, Apple has been on a major growth since January of 2009. Opened today at $206.81
    Apple stock fell 5% today! Investors were not impressed.

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    They said less than $1,000. I'm guessing it will start at $899 and then settle down around $650.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commando View Post
    They said less than $1,000. I'm guessing it will start at $899 and then settle down around $650.
    how are people getting their wi-fi on these devices? Is there a pay service or are you at the mercy of finding free wi-fi where ere you may be?

    also, will you be able to get email pushed to the device? or it is all pop3 via the internet/web app?
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    They also said it will run on a G3 network or wi-fi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    how are people getting their wi-fi on these devices? Is there a pay service or are you at the mercy of finding free wi-fi where ere you may be?

    also, will you be able to get email pushed to the device? or it is all pop3 via the internet/web app?

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    Starts at $499, WOW, way less than speculation. Not sure if 16 gig is enough but if you really want one that's pretty cheap.

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