[QUOTE=Illuminatus;2538753]iPad is a giant iPhone, no less, no more. A Netbook is a tiny Laptop. No optical drive? Oh well, don’t forget the external optical drive. A Netbook can cope with it and brilliantly…[/QUOTE]
Actually, an iPhone is a tiny iPad. And an iPad is a tiny limited Mac with a touch interface.
[QUOTE=Illuminatus;2538753]Just a question: are you able to run for instance World of Warcraft on an iPad? A Netbook can and without any problems. Why is it “important”? Cuz it shows the capability of the device.
To show my objective attitude to the issue: I have been using an iPhone for years.
And still I dont have any intention to buy an iPad. I will stick to my Sony Netbook.[/QUOTE]
I don’t have an iPad, and the iPad can’t run World of Warcraft. But a PC can’t run Angry BIrds either, for $1.99.
People comparing NetBook functionality with the iPad are mostly missing the point.
I think consumers are sick to death of the maintenance and problems they run into with larger, more complicated PCs. I would get ulcers if I gave my mom a Win OS laptop, just waiting for that “thing doesn’t work anymore” call and the support visit to reimage her machine - but I wouldn’t hesitate to give her an iPad.
I think the things the iPad does best are the things most people want to do with their limited-capability PCs. Browse the web, handle your email, play a few games (those that don’t require a doctorate in advanced game theory), look at your pictures, play a little music.
I don’t have an iPad, but I do have an iPhone. When I need to transcode video, I do it with my MacBook Pro, and I’m not about to give that up.