The iPad

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bjojade

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These things are better than a laptop for light web browsing and email. The performance is simply amazing!
 

unlimitedsounds

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the IPAD is a waste... what can one do with it? no flash, no external storage etc.. its basically an oversized IPOD TOUCH...
 

Mark Evans

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Hysterical Gary :)

I can't see a reason for me to get one. I have an iMac, 2 laptops, an ipod touch and a new smartphone. One can only have so many ways to listen to music, surf the web or check email. I'm not sure if I like that it does not really have a stand, but I am sure there is an accessory for that. :)

Now if you could add an external drive and a company makes a DJ package that would work with touch screen I would consider.
 

bjojade

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the IPAD is a waste... what can one do with it? no flash, no external storage etc.. its basically an oversized IPOD TOUCH...
You obviously haven't seen it in action. You need to totally re-think your relationship with your computer to understand it.

Does it do everything every other computer does? Absolutely not. Does it do what it does extremely well? You bet.

At first, I though of it as a big iPod touch too, but the more I learn and understand what it CAN do, the more I 'get' it.

I know I won't be hauling around my laptop much anymore in favor of carrying around an iPad.
 

GaryBonaducci

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Personally, I can't wait for all this iPad iHype to die down!! Let's get it over with! I'm a lot more interested in seeing the new i5 and i7 MacBook Pros. :D
 

thebobster

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I'm still using CDs, but the iPad might convince me to make the plunge to going computerized.

As a D.J., the touch screen looks more interactive and appealing to me than using a keyboard and mouse.

And it looks like there will be no shortage of D.J. apps to try out.

http://www.148apps.com/news/ipad-app-mixr/

My main disappointment is no HDMI output or USB ports, but I suspect this could change in the next version.
 

JSMain

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the IPAD is a waste... what can one do with it? no flash, no external storage etc.. its basically an oversized IPOD TOUCH...
What's wrong with that?
I wish my I pod touch had a larger screen, and more capabilities that are touted with the iPad!

I'd gladly use it instead of a netbook, with it's tiny 1024x600 display, to surf the net, and do light work. It would allow me to join in more closely with the rest of the family in the living room much more comfortably that with the netbook, and definately more advantagious than sitting at the desktop in another room.
 

GaryBonaducci

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Okay, which one of y'all camped outside the Apple store last night and got one this morning? :D

I'm actually not interested at all with using an iPad or similar touchscreen for deejaying. After giving it some thought, I realized I much prefer old-school knobs, faders, buttons, and switches over mice or touchscreens when working with music.

On the other hand, touchscreens are cool for lighting control. I still would prefer buttons and switches for a lighting controller, but the ability to rearrange touchscreen buttons very quickly as a lighting system expands or changes seems to give touchscreens an advantage.
 

classactparty

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You obviously haven't seen it in action. You need to totally re-think your relationship with your computer to understand it.

Does it do everything every other computer does? Absolutely not. Does it do what it does extremely well? You bet.

At first, I though of it as a big iPod touch too, but the more I learn and understand what it CAN do, the more I 'get' it.

I know I won't be hauling around my laptop much anymore in favor of carrying around an iPad.
I saw what it could do on Shep Smith's program on Fox news. Yeah, it was very cool the way it manipulated files. So, is it worth having to email all of the files you want to use to it? You obviously can't do it via flash drive.

As for it's "ruggedness", Shep mentioned "I guess if you drop it, you're toast." The rep's reply was "to be honest, we haven't done much testing in that regard. He didn't even attempt to represent it as being invulnerable to even a drop on a carpeted floor.

I would'nt carry it around in anything less than a Pelican style case. As many times as I've dropped books, this would just be a disaster waiting to happen.
 
Jimmy Fallon devoted half his show to interviewing some guy about this thing last night...

To me it looks like kind of a novelty that will quickly fade... I think it is too big for real portable people.. And too limited for real computing?

But I guess for sitting in front of the TV and surfing the net and wikipedia-ing topics that come up (my bad habit), it might be cool for $500.. But then why wouldnt I just get a little netbook for $400?...

I think this one will join Apple's Newton... My prediction is a quick rush by enthusiasts, but ultimately complete failure in attracting the mass market that took to the ipod and the iphone...
 

GaryBonaducci

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The iPad does seem to be giving Amazon pressure on the Kindle. If I was thinking of getting a Kindle, I would seriously consider spending an extra $240 for the iPad since it has color and does a whole lot more.
 
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