Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Now I could consider a Mac product.


The new Apple iPad sounds like it's made for me. If I had the expendable money for it. Anywho...

At $500 for the 16 gig model, it fills a gap that has never been successfully done. It's not overkill/way more portable than a laptop, it's not too dinky/annoying like an iPod or iTouch, and it's not an aweful compromise like a netbook. I can see this thing taking out the netbook sales real quick. It's a little more than netbooks for the performance, but that's the way Apple's always been. And it works if the price reflects the usefulness.

Personally, I could never see spending twice as much for an Apple laptop than a Windows based laptop. I did start to change my tune on that when I found out about the Trackpad of the Macbook Pros. Again, a feature that made it worth the extra money.

So anyway, I think this little gizmo is going to do big things. It's a product that makes sense for the common computer user. No wires and it's way more "hands-on" than a keyboard and mouse.

I think I need to get a 3rd job.

10 comments:

RD said...

buy netbook way cheaper. that thing is .... interesting

Sean said...

That is frickin' COOL!!!!

bryan said...

I'd rather have an iPad than a netbook, any day. $200 for a windows-running piece of crap? Nope.

Depending on content -- as in, will I be able to get fully digital subscriptions of newspapers and magazines? -- I'll get an iPad. I've been wanting something like this for a couple of years. Small, light, loaded with reading content.

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RD said...

i didn't say windows did I?
i said netbook ubuntu/windows 7 dual boot would be pretty sweet

bryan said...

RD -- right, for you, that's fine. But you know your way around technology. For the average consumer, no way. Keep it simple, people will buy it.

And by simple I mean this: tap the icon that says iBook to read a book. Tap the FB icon to see Facebook. Dual-anything is way too much for the average user.

RD said...

you right...
anyways should we be riding bikes maybe maybe sunday maybe

munsoned said...

Bryan, there's supposed to be an app for that. On the video, they showed this bookshelf that had your current books that you could open and read by double tapping it, I think. Then, you can close the book, flip the bookshelf over to shop for more books. You find the one you want, then just drag it over onto your shelf and you've bought it. That's child-like simple.

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Buttsy said...

Why is mac running a windows base in some of its newer systems? I just ordered a new Windows desktop.....I hear the Mac people and I dont disagree, and even though my new system is basically for running adobe graphic and photo programs, windows will be fine.........