|Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 61):|
If there are that many sheeple willing to buy this thing, it shows how uneducated consumers are and how much they will buy into hype.
I don't think I am an uneducated consumer - I work in IT
and I know what the iPad can and cannot do. With that in mind, I know it's a product that I will buy, because it fits my target. As another user pointed out, here's what it is:
|Quoting AKiss20 (Reply 64):|
It seems like it is best suited to be something you keep around on a coffee table and the like for quick internet access and email and what not. It isn't a media horse, nor is it a netbook, but it could come in handy.
It's a coffee table / couch computer. It also comes in handy to do some work and remote troubleshooting while on the road. As I already said in another thread, my typical uses will be:
- check emails / social networks and browse the Internet from the couch and while traveling by train
- watch movies while traveling by train / plane
- have it with me instead of my MacBook when on short trips when I know I won't have to do any complex work that needs a "real" computer (the iPad is much lighter and easier to stow away)
- give one to our company's standby tech person to remotely manage servers in case of trouble, without needing him to carry a notebook around for dinner
As you can see, there are many uses for the iPad, but I agree that not everyone fits in its target. I have never owned a Netbook for more than a week, the clumsy keyboards and the flimsy hardware get on my nerves. I understand that some people like them, but I could never get accustomed with them. I know the iPad will fill in that missing gap, at least for me.