Why I returned my Ipad and why Android tablets might fail

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  1. Darkseider

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    My Viewsonic GTab has taken over all operations from my netbook. My kids 2 of the 3 got Archos 101/8 tablets for Christmas and love them. Their laptop/desktop usage has decreased to near nothing since they received them. So once tablets beef up a little more, Honeycomb on a Tegra 2, then I can say that laptops/netbooks may very well go the way of the dinosaur in a couple of years.
     
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    in all honesty, there isn't much (if anything) that my tablet can do that my phone can't do. Tablets are cool, but they really arent THAT practical if you think about it. they are just large version of our phones. completely un-necessary, but for some reason they sell like hot cakes. sure, 90% of the time i would be just fine useing my phone or a tablet, but there will never be a true replacement of a physical keyboard and mouse for the stuff i do. if i had to "Swype" out as many e-mails as i have to on my PC every day, i would go nuts, plus the actual work i do (AUTO-CAD/Pro-E Drafter) would be a total PITA without mouse and keyboard.

    sure when i get home, a tablet would be nice, but to have to carry that, and a phone around would be pointless. a 4.3" screen is plenty to answer some e-mails, do some web browsing, online banking, ect.

    with all that being said, i use a Rooted Nook Color all the time.....but i am a tech-junkie so i find the same stuff i can get on my phone on a larger screen is just more fun :) and i think that mentality is why they are becoming so popular.
     
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    Me and my wife use the hell out of are ipad i jailbroke mine ofcourse and use it for voip calls and gaming and web browsing and music. Its pretty awesome imo and from the numbers apple spit out it sold damn well also.

    Apple Sold 16.24 Million iPhones, 7.33 Million iPads, 19.45 Million iPods and Made $26.74 Billion Revenue [Q1 2011 Results]

    Sounds like ur running iphone apps on the ipad? There is a program on cydia that enables retina on the ipad for iphone apps makes them look VERY crisp.
     
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    It cannot replace a desktop - I need a real keyboard and I use three screens. I need the power and multitasking of a real computer.

    I've played with IPad's and while I would take one for free I'd never buy one. My Droid does everything I need.
     
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    Keep the language clean. bl33d, please edit your post so nobody takes offense. Thank you.

    A tablet is not a PC replacement. It's not even a laptop replacement. It's a tablet. Do not expect quad-core desktop CPU performance out of a single-core mobile CPU. Do not expect PC-level flexibility out of iOS or even Android. Do not expect to have the same ability to do things with 512MB of RAM that you can do with 4GB.
     
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    Totally agreed furberaingmammal. I didn't get my tablet expecting it to replace my 17.1" Clevo D901c laptop, with its graphics and processing capabilities. I got it mainly to have a portable media player that also doubles as a portable internet device that can read books and play some basic games to pass the time. It was perfect for my flight cross country.

    Of course I have the 250 gb Archos 70 internet tablet, so the PMP aspect of it was the deal breaker for me anyway.

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    This is not directed at you, I just picked this post because it seems to be a fairly common response that I have run into when talking about the Tablets.

    It's really that important to have a DVD/BD drive and USB drive? I could understand a USB drive but most things are moving away from hard date (something you can hold like a DVD). It takes space, they can break/scratch ect. Now data transfering is still in the stone ages so a USB drive is most effecient on that front and I agree is a major downfall to these tablets. But honestly I want to see these newers devices move AWAY from those needs, not fall back on them because people are too slow to adapt.

    The lack of multi-tasking support and pretty weak specs are the main reason i don't own one yet.
     
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    Tablets are built to be cloud devices, mostly, and as such are not primary access devices, much like our cellphones (which can be thought of as mini-tablets without much stretch) are not primary access devices for the majority of people. A full-sized keyboard is much easier to enter large quantities of data on. A 21-inch LCD monitor is a lot easier to edit graphics on. 4GB of RAM is easier to work with. 500GB of storage speaks for itself. :)
     
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    for the price of some tablets right now they should be expected to be full computers
     
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    I actually gag a little when I see the price on an iPad. :)
     
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    If the Ipad was $100 I would get it in a second cuz then its like an expensive binder but for $500 that needs to be a computer since I get a good desktop with monitor now for $400
     
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    I do agree prices on tablets is excessive....but you also cant just look at it from a "can do" stand point, and assume that a tablet should be less because you can do more on a laptop or PC.

    The smaller electronics get, the higher the price gets. For example flash memory is ALOT more expensive than a harddrive. You pay for portability.
     
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