This thread is pretty much what I expected. A parade of going "BOO", with a few people going "Cool". Personally, I'm in the "Finally" category. This kinda thing has been long coming. No, tablet PC's are not in the same category as this. This isn't MEANT to be a PC. It's meant to put the internet (and ONLY the internet) in your hand.
Let's face it kids, the internet is the number one reason to have a computer these days. Sure, everyone needs one to make documents, spreadsheets, etc. But all in all, most time spent on the computer is going to be using the internet. Emails, forums, social networking, etc. The iPhone or the Touch can do these things, yes. However, have you ever tried to read SO with those things? The screen is way to small to make it hassle free. You constantly have to move th page, zoom in/out, and the keyboards on those things are so tiny, even a child would have problems using it as well as a normal keyboard.
The iPad(and as for womans hygiene, I think more of adult diapers, but I digress) puts the cool things about the iPhone and Touch, the Apps (cuz those things can be freaking AWESOME, specially if you jailbreak em) and improves the internet function, to really have a gadget built for entertainment. Also what people need to remember, is that this is a first gen product. It will not be perfect, it will be expensive. I remember the very first iPods going for what was it? $400? $500? And they had not even half the functionality of the current Gen. To assume this product is useless because of it's specs is silly, those will only get better. The price will get better too.
The real problem with this is it's made by Apple. Yay having entertainment in a super portable pad. Too bad I'll only be able to do Steve Jobs approved things on it
. Can't wait for the jailbroken version
Also, never had problems with an Apple Product. Had my video for 3 years before its battery finally couldn't hold along enough charge for me to use at school all day. Had my first Touch for a year before I lost it.The Video took so many drops, the combined for probably equaled a good sized bomb, and the touch took some pretty good abuse too.
This post has been edited by ike123: 30 January 2010 - 05:09 AM