Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 21 Jun 2010.
As much as the iPad should have been closer to this, I still wouldn't want one. Good work on the hack though!
Its nice, but I would guess that OSX would chug a bit on an atom processor (and failr to play high def video) in comparison to the performance of iOS on the A4 processor.
Apple were right to use a non-desktop OS on the iPad as a desktop OS is tailored for use with a mouse, not a finger! What they got wrong however was crippling the pad by not including a camera/USB/SD card slot in the device
I think it's been established that traditional OS UIs are not suited for fingers and touch screens, but impressive stuff indeed.
Like all these products, the next version will have all the whistles and bells on and make the ones purchased already completely useless. Not having a camera/usb/sd slot was a monumentle error on their part, one which I'm sure they will correct and increase the price by another Â£100 just for the hell of it.
True, along the same lines of discussing Apples pricing levels I am very annoyed with their Mac mini pricing as I would love to get one as a HTPC but when its $699 in the US and Â£649 in the UK (even taking into account VAT and transport) I just cant make myself pay the apple tax.
Knowing apple the Rev 2.0 of the iPad will probably only have the camera (no SD slot or USB because then they cant sell you the add on) and then in the announcement Job's will cream themselves that it also now has 512mb ram to bring it in line with the iPhone and make it even more "magical"..... sigh
That's a tablet I'd buy, with a full OS. Needs some tweaking for UI, but regardless, if it's meant to be a mobile computer, I want it to have a full OS.
Acer Aspire Revo dual core version works fantastically as an HTPC and about half the price of the mini. 1080p MKV's and YouTube is fully accelerated by NVIDIA ION and is snappy running Boxee (even works with a Media Center IR receiver!). Multicard reader, 6 USB's, eSATA, Gigabit ethernet, HDMI and SPDIF, what more could you possibly need?
Sorry it's not on topic but what's it like with VOB files? and HD playback?
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