[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/09/YUJ7Za.png[/newsimage]Best Buy has publicly clarified what type of sales impact the popular Apple iPad tablet has had on the company's PC and notebook/netbook sales, as the electronics store continues to update its product catalog. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/best-buy-ipads-cause-a-50-drop-in-netbook-sales-34761/](http://www.myce.com/news/best-buy-ipads-cause-a-50-drop-in-netbook-sales-34761/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
Best Buy is lame. 99% of the employees working there are to stupid to know what statistics even are for. They are trained what to say, and more importantly, what to sell. If you go from a 200 dollar netbook to a 500 dollar Ipad, than you need to be shopping at best buy. I went to buy a 120mm fan once, they tried selling me a whole computer. Yea, I’m here to spend 20 bucks tops, they’re pushing a Sony Vaio on me. First off, I don’t do brand names, second I’m an AMD person, and third, I’ve been building systems for over 15 years, and would never pay near what they claim to want for a substandard system.
Since you asked, yeah, I took the plunge. I still have my laptop, but I never use it. The iPad ends up doing everything I need it to do 99% of the time. That 1% of the time I need to burn a disc or manage an Excel spreadsheet or do heavy photo editing, I can wait a couple of hours and just use my desktop. That’s what I would be doing anyway, even if I didn’t have an iPad since I prefer to do intensive stuff on a desktop.
I’ve found that most everything you need to do can be done on the iPad with one app or another, and the times it can’t do it are so few and far between that it isn’t worth lugging around the capability for the rare instances.
I should note, I have the keyboard stand. That is a must have. Without that, I would feel very differently about the product since i’m not wild about typing on conductive screen.
It’s only my second Apple product though, and I’ll be happy to jump ship if the RIM Playbook is genuinely better (though their app selection truly sucks). I’ll go to an android tablet as well if i like that. I just know I’m not going back to laptop/netbook, and that my desktop is here to stay.
I am waiting for 2d generation of the Ipad , its going to be very improved.
[QUOTE=alan1476;2551366]I am waiting for 2d generation of the Ipad , its going to be very improved.;)[/QUOTE]
You mean it might multi-task? Maybe a USB port? i-Pod dock? Certainly not a disk drive…
[QUOTE=olyteddy;2551422]You mean it might multi-task? Maybe a USB port? i-Pod dock? Certainly not a disk drive…[/QUOTE]
USB3 port for sure.