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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
I hear that currys in Hedgend near Southampton is opening an hour early tomorrow for the release...

I'm gonna be there....
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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#1
im already sitting outside my local currys now

























not
banned#2
numptyj
im already sitting outside my local currys now









not


I would have believed it if you said curry house.
#3
master_chief
I would have believed it if you said curry house.


LOL

normally....but currently I've got the runs up the other end... (nose and sore throat :-( )
#4
numptyj
LOL

normally....but currently I've got the runs up the other end... (nose and sore throat :-( )


:-D
#5
Lol ^
banned#6
numptyj
LOL

normally....but currently I've got the runs up the other end... (nose and sore throat :-( )


Makes a change from the usual verbal kind :p
#7
I'll wait until Android / WebOS tablets start hitting the tiles

You'd need the 64GB version for it to make much sense and for £599 - i'd rather spend an extra £100 and get a macbook pro second hand..

Having used one, while i found it a good device.. I just don't "get it"... I found it incredibly uncomfortable to hold and use in any other position than sat down, putting my feet on my coffee table and resting it on my knees.. I can appreciate it's use, but it's really in the £250-300 worth of use in my opinion... Something you pick up on occasion...

Very much like my phone, i'd use it to do some very breif email, msn and surfing.. Anything more and i'd use my laptop or desktop.
banned#8
spritey
I'll wait until Android / WebOS tablets start hitting the tiles

You'd need the 64GB version for it to make much sense and for £599 - i'd rather spend an extra £100 and get a macbook pro second hand..

Having used one, while i found it a good device.. I just don't "get it"... I found it incredibly uncomfortable to hold and use in any other position than sat down, putting my feet on my coffee table and resting it on my knees.. I can appreciate it's use, but it's really in the £250-300 worth of use in my opinion... Something you pick up on occasion...

Very much like my phone, i'd use it to do some very breif email, msn and surfing.. Anything more and i'd use my laptop or desktop.



it's a bit like the 1st gen iPods, didnt make sense then, and the idea hadnt matured, and was way overpriced

but some of the ideas, along with competition, perhaps in 5 years it may have changed things, but yes, this can probably be sold in the 200 quid netbook price region, doesnt need to be high powered (atom would work) as it doesnt need to run more than 1 app

ssd prices will have come down too, and several people making them, of course an alternative operating system needs to come along for touchpads (android maybe?) as windows will be forever too bloated, apps for certain jobs seem they way to go

as for holding it, i can see the point, not much to grab at the sides, or nice to rest on lap as you hold it, it will mature, version 1 is more of a mass trial of the idea
#9
jubbyme
it's a bit like the 1st gen iPods, didnt make sense then, and the idea hadnt matured, and was way overpriced

but some of the ideas, along with competition, perhaps in 5 years it may have changed things, but yes, this can probably be sold in the 200 quid netbook price region, doesnt need to be high powered (atom would work) as it doesnt need to run more than 1 app


Yeah i agree.. I can see one of these sat in a magazine holder on my coffee table.. Instead of reaching for my phone and checking my email quickly, or checking news briefly.. I reach for my iPad..

But say for example.. A macbook.. Very expensive laptop.. But you pay for the build quality, the ease of use.. It's overall a little bit "more" than any other laptop..

The iPad for me though is just far to expensive.. £429-599 means i'd just rather stick to my phone. £200-300... You've got me, i'd buy it today..

Having used it, it's a very nice device.. It's just very limited still in it's ease of use.. I really wouldn't find it comfortable to use on a train or sat in a straight up chair.. I only ever found it comfortable sat on my sofa (providing i had my feet on my cable table) so my knees naturally kept the angle i needed to use it, then the only other place was in bed resting it in a similar way. I borrowed one off a friend who imported his from the U.S - wanted to use it for a day or two to see whether i was going to buy it on U.K launch.. As i was quite happy to pay the price, providing i felt i'd use it.. I kind of had my suspicions that it would be uncomfortable to use, kind of confirmed.

The above just made me think.. "Do i really wanna pay £599 for something i'm just gonna use on the sofa and in bed....".. So decided not to bother. Otherwise i'd probably be in bed now, with a day off work booked tomorrow.. So i can nip down the Apple store in Birmingham and buy one hehe.
banned#10
spritey
Yeah i agree.. I can see one of these sat in a magazine holder on my coffee table.. Instead of reaching for my phone and checking my email quickly, or checking news briefly.. I reach for my iPad..

But say for example.. A macbook.. Very expensive laptop.. But you pay for the build quality, the ease of use.. It's overall a little bit "more" than any other laptop..

The iPad for me though is just far to expensive.. £429-599 means i'd just rather stick to my phone. £200-300... You've got me, i'd buy it today..

Having used it, it's a very nice device.. It's just very limited still in it's ease of use.. I really wouldn't find it comfortable to use on a train or sat in a straight up chair.. I only ever found it comfortable sat on my sofa (providing i had my feet on my cable table) so my knees naturally kept the angle i needed to use it, then the only other place was in bed resting it in a similar way.


You'll have the same issue with any tablet though, albeit for a more wallet friendly price.
banned#11
spritey
Yeah i agree.. I can see one of these sat in a magazine holder on my coffee table.. Instead of reaching for my phone and checking my email quickly, or checking news briefly.. I reach for my iPad..

But say for example.. A macbook.. Very expensive laptop.. But you pay for the build quality, the ease of use.. It's overall a little bit "more" than any other laptop..

The iPad for me though is just far to expensive.. £429-599 means i'd just rather stick to my phone. £200-300... You've got me, i'd buy it today..

Having used it, it's a very nice device.. It's just very limited still in it's ease of use.. I really wouldn't find it comfortable to use on a train or sat in a straight up chair.. I only ever found it comfortable sat on my sofa (providing i had my feet on my cable table) so my knees naturally kept the angle i needed to use it, then the only other place was in bed resting it in a similar way.



of course one thing i didnt consider is the massive change in mobile phones, ( i have just bought a new phone after 8 years!) and for the 40 quid i paid, it can do some amazing stuff ( by my standards!) I can see in that the end of the stand alone mp3 player and the cheap camera (ok I never had all that and internet in a phone)

It wont be easy for the iPad, who knows, it may end up failing like a cheap photo frame (they will be all wifi and email soon anyway)

but the idea has to be tried, and let people imagine what that want it to do, how it physically fits with holding it and using it, perhaps the form will change somewhat, no one has done mass testing of anything like it, only cell phones have a similar idea on the way it works
#12
master_chief
You'll have the same issue with any tablet though, albeit for a more wallet friendly price.


Of course you do, that isn't my issue.

My issue is that due to being limited in that way, where i'll use it comfortably.. How often etc.. I don't want to be paying £599.. As i'll be permanently sat on my couch trying to justify the purchase..

Whenever i spend money, i want to see the value of it represented in it's use.. I don't care that a macbook costs more than an average laptop, because i can use a macbook anywhere.. It's handy, useful.. And the macbook adds a certain build quality and feel i want out of a product.. If an iPad represented the same thing, i'd purchase it for £599.. But due its the limited use of it, it becomes a much more considered purchase. Will i feel like i'm getting £599 worth of value out of the iPad when i only use it on my couch and then rarely in bed, i don't think i will..

jubbyme
of course one thing i didnt consider is the massive change in mobile phones, ( i have just bought a new phone after 8 years!) and for the 40 quid i paid, it can do some amazing stuff ( by my standards!) I can see in that the end of the stand alone mp3 player and the cheap camera (ok I never had all that and internet in a phone)

It wont be easy for the iPad, who knows, it may end up failing like a cheap photo frame (they will be all wifi and email soon anyway)

but the idea has to be tried, and let people imagine what that want it to do, how it physically fits with holding it and using it, perhaps the form will change somewhat, no one has done mass testing of anything like it, only cell phones have a similar idea on the way it works


Aye you never know how it may evolve in the future, be interesting to see where they are at in 5 years..
banned#13
lots of things were tried but failed, but some of the ideas carried on

for example the palm pilot, evolved into the smart phone, and the gps/sat nav addons led to the stand alone sat nav, and now back into the smart phones

mp3 players have evolved into the ipod touch, which is a smart phone with no phone anyway, portable dvd players are all but dead because of such devices, im sure the ipad is the start of some new thinking, but I am not seeing it quite yet.

a lot to be said for casual computing, so many people just browse, shop and facebook, no real need of a regular computer, just pare off the unnecessaries.
along with a calendar, and photos, for what is now the average user, it does need some simplification
banned#14
spritey
Of course you do, that isn't my issue.

My issue is that due to being limited in that way, where i'll use it comfortably.. How often etc.. I don't want to be paying £599.. As i'll be permanently sat on my couch trying to justify the purchase..

Whenever i spend money, i want to see the value of it represented in it's use.. I don't care that a macbook costs more than an average laptop, because i can use a macbook anywhere.. It's handy, useful.. And the macbook adds a certain build quality and feel i want out of a product.. If an iPad represented the same thing, i'd purchase it for £599.. But due its the limited use of it, it becomes a much more considered purchase. Will i feel like i'm getting £599 worth of value out of the iPad when i only use it on my couch and then rarely in bed, i don't think i will..



Aye you never know how it may evolve in the future, be interesting to see where they are at in 5 years..


I'm of the same opinion. I can't think of a time I'd rather be using a tablet than my laptop. I can maybe see myself using it as a recipe book with a stand as the laptop takes up a lot of space on the worktop.
#15
jubbyme
lots of things were tried but failed, but some of the ideas carried on

for example the palm pilot, evolved into the smart phone, and the gps/sat nav addons led to the stand alone sat nav, and now back into the smart phones

mp3 players have evolved into the ipod touch, which is a smart phone with no phone anyway, portable dvd players are all but dead because of such devices, im sure the ipad is the start of some new thinking, but I am not seeing it quite yet.


I think i can see it's use, i reckon they will be huge in the future. I just think at the moment they represent something which gives you a limited amount of use, it's not something that can be used everywhere..

Where you know, you can whack a macbook out onto your lap on the train, or take the iPhone out of your pocket.. Bobs your uncle, you're surfing away and doing bits and bobs in comfort.

The only problem it has it's purely down to it's main advantage, it's a one piece slate.. Which when you're in the right position is great to use, when you're not.. Is really frustratingly uncomfortable to use.

I think the price has to more reflect that limited use.. Doesn't for me at the moment unfortunately.

If Apple bring out a £300 one, i may be tempted.. But that is about as much as i'd ever be prepared to pay for one.
#16
master_chief
I'm of the same opinion. I can't think of a time I'd rather be using a tablet than my laptop. I can maybe see myself using it as a recipe book with a stand as the laptop takes up a lot of space on the worktop.


Aye, i can definitely see it for stuff like that.. Have sorta little stands round the house for it.. So as you say, when you go cooking you can prop it up for your recipe.. Then one by the side of the bed so you can use it watch a bit of BBC iPlayer
#17
Been on my mates today - nothing special. Just a jazzed up iphone without the call and messaging service.

Pretty silly though > £600+ for the iPad itself. Then for the 3g on it and extra £15 a month.

Ridiculous!

iPointless!
banned#18
spritey
I think i can see it's use, i reckon they will be huge in the future. I just think at the moment they represent something which gives you a limited amount of use, it's not something that can be used everywhere..

Where you know, you can whack a macbook out onto your lap on the train, or take the iPhone out of your pocket.. Bobs your uncle, you're surfing away and doing bits and bobs in comfort.

The only problem it has it's purely down to it's main advantage, it's a one piece slate.. Which when you're in the right position is great to use, when you're not.. Is really frustratingly uncomfortable to use.

I think the price has to more reflect that limited use.. Doesn't for me at the moment unfortunately.


If Apple bring out a £300 one, i may be tempted.. But that is about as much as i'd ever be prepared to pay for one.



price in itself lends to lots of sales, look at netbooks for that, they wouldnt sell at laptop prices
Im not sure apple can do it at 300, they dont seem to like the low end consumer, maybe it will take Android and someone else to really kick start it at the right price, but not until apple have taken the hit and put the idea into consumers minds


doesnt it have a stand built in like a photo frame?
banned#19
spritey
Aye, i can definitely see it for stuff like that.. Have sorta little stands round the house for it.. So as you say, when you go cooking you can prop it up for your recipe.. Then one by the side of the bed so you can use it watch a bit of BBC iPlayer


The other major thing I'd consider one for in future is for home automation control. Mounted to walls in main rooms for control of lighting, media, surveillance etc.
#20
jubbyme
price in itself lends to lots of sales, look at netbooks for that, they wouldnt sell at laptop prices
Im not sure apple can do it at 300, they dont seem to like the low end consumer, maybe it will take Android and someone else to really kick start it at the right price, but not until apple have taken the hit and put the idea into consumers minds


Aye i agree.

Can't wait to see some quality Android ones kicking about, which won't be long.. There are a few coming out soon, MSI have one..

http://www.laptopreviews.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/msi-nvidia-tegra-tablet.jpg

I think you'll probably see Acer and Asus pumping some out to.
#21
master_chief
The other major thing I'd consider one for in future is for home automation control. Mounted to walls in main rooms for control of lighting, media, surveillance etc.


I think that would be cool

I can't imagine trying to sell that to my wife..

Me: "I'm buying an ipad"
Wife: "How much is it?"
Me: "£10,000"
Wife: "Sorry what?"
Me: "£599 for the iPad, £9,400 to redo the electrics, lighting and senors and get it all compatible with the iPad"
banned#22
spritey
I think that would be cool

I can't imagine trying to sell that to my wife..

Me: "I'm buying an ipad"
Wife: "How much is it?"
Me: "£10,000"
Wife: "Sorry what?"
Me: "£599 for the iPad, £9,400 to redo the electrics, lighting and senors and get it all compatible with the iPad"


It is the future though. A lot bigger in the States then it is here but I reckon it will be common in ten years. The technology is there, it just needs something to push it into the mainstream.

I think new home builders need to start offering their homes with the option of an IP wired electrical system. I just a bought a new house last year and got cat 6 cabling fitted but they acted like it was the oddest request ever, still charged me a fortune for it though.
#23
Holy crap...

This is a Windows 7 based tablet.......

Forgetting any hardware etc... Look at that UI... I'm gobsmacked.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/21/exopc-prototype-gets-handled-on-video-looks-downright-delightfu/
#24
Netbooks have pushed the price of laptops up. Prices for laptops crept down to a low point, netbooks came, now laptop prices have crept back up.

Why buy a £600 ipad when you can get something similar for less than £100?
banned#25
spritey
Holy crap...

This is a Windows 7 based tablet.......

Forgetting any hardware etc... Look at that UI... I'm gobsmacked.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/21/exopc-prototype-gets-handled-on-video-looks-downright-delightfu/


Looks nice.

Until it got to the full OS.
banned#26
They are opening early to catch people before they start queuing to get into Best Buy!
banned#27
spritey
Holy crap...

This is a Windows 7 based tablet.......

Forgetting any hardware etc... Look at that UI... I'm gobsmacked.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/21/exopc-prototype-gets-handled-on-video-looks-downright-delightfu/


The UI is car crash horrible. All those circles? Its horrific. Still time to improve it though.

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