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To iPad or not to iPad???

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Gincoma, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:12 PM
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    Gincoma

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    Well since my birthday is coming up my mom wants to buy me an iPad 2 64gb with 3G and it runs for $829.00 retail or give me $800 cash...im confused what to take. Anyone here love or hate the iPad??? I know everyone loves cash....what would you guys do???
     
  2. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:16 PM
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    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    have one for sale actually right now! id personally take the 800 cash. i ahve a first gen 32 no 3g and once i got my laptop i havent turned my ipad on since. (end of febuary) i personally loved it when i didnt have a laptop, now that i do its pretty much a supersized ipod
     
  3. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:18 PM
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  4. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:21 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    I had a laptop and an iPad. The iPad is sweet for surfing the web or other misc things, but not full on computer tasks (though it can be done). I would use my laptop a lot more and barely touch the iPad. I just sold my laptop and got a desktop and the desktop/iPad combo is awesome IMO. It gives me mobile Internet around home and is very convenient while my desktop is great for other things.

    Long story short, if you have a laptop already (like Brian. Said above), you won't enjoy the mobility and ease of use as much as if you had a desktop or had to share a computer
     
  5. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:22 PM
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    I like mine but I wish I would have just save a few more dollars for a Mac book pro! Or waited for the new one but that is how it goes you get something and it's out dated the next month! I would take the 800 and use it on the taco IMO :)
     
  6. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:22 PM
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    Sorry man. No take the cash and spend it on a lot of fun things. Thank Mom also for the lots of love!
     
  7. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:23 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    A few more dollars? MBP is like 2k....
     
  8. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:23 PM
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    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    like manny said, if you have a desktop, its great cause its super mobile. if you have a laptop..i dont touch my ipad at all
     
  9. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:24 PM
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    Or you could just buy an itouch....
     
  10. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:26 PM
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    Ya well I want the 15 inch so 1800 plus tax lol I wish I would have gone that route!:(
     
  11. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:26 PM
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    Or you could just touch yourself. These are all options.....lol
     
  12. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:28 PM
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    Those MBP are so sweet. I was very close to getting one but opted for a 27" iMac instead. You get sooo much more computer for your money wit a desktop. But the 17" MBP is bad ass
     
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    ^^^^ laughed when i read that ha... true statement though
     
  14. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:29 PM
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    I'd rather get the money than the iPad. There are better iPad alternatives out there if you decide to go that route, which are much much better, like the Blackberry Playbook. But it's just a gadget. I'd keep that 800 and save it up for rainy days.
     
  15. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:30 PM
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    Ya what the desk top run you? I like the 17 inch for like home stuff but way to big to be carried around you know!




    O crap back on topic go with the cash buddy that what I would do:D
     
  16. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:55 PM
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    Well I have a laptop and desktop at home...never use the desktop unless I print....I guess the iPad was for the cool factor, I heard good things about them but also I never owned anything apple....$800 would help towrds Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armors :D
     
  17. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:56 PM
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    Dont get it :confused:
     
  18. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:56 PM
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    i mean if you have both then i honestly dont think you would need it. unless you want that 'cool' factor. so go put it towards some tires or a nice lift or bumper ;)
     
  19. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:57 PM
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    There is no multitasking, which means the iPad cannot possibly hope to compete with laptops or even netbooks. There is no camera, meaning no Skype or video chat. There is no Flash support, meaning casual games, video sites, and graphic-heavy Web sites are going to be a no-no. The name is catchy but it does sound like a sanitary towel, and is a little close to iPod for comfort. Non-optimized iPhone apps look terrible on the iPad. There are no USB ports, You need an adapter for USB for god's sake, no HDMI port, and no GPS. And it's not wide-screen...


    I VOTE $800.
     
  20. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:58 PM
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    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    that is false unless he gets the first gen ipad
     
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