Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Apple iPad

Steve Jobs unveiled the new Apple iPad touch screen tablet computer today. There was so much media hype leading up to the great reveal that I was sure that the thing would break new ground in personal computing. Based on what I've read so far, that doesn't seem to be the case. The tablet looks like a giant iPhone and functions in a similar way. The price ranges from $499-$829, depending on capability. You can read reviews of the iPad here and here. The graphics and the touchscreen capabilities are just gorgeous:



What do you think? Is this something that you would spend hundreds of dollars on?

9 comments:

G6 said...

I think that they should have chosen another name.
Women are going to be turned off by it....

SuperRaizy said...

G6-
Yes, lots of people have noticed that already. Look at this article:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35109625/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/

Lion of Zion said...

RAIZY:

"Is this something that you would spend hundreds of dollars on?"

no way.
but then again i said the same thing about the iphone, and now it's my basterd child.
http://agmk.blogspot.com/2010/01/my-bastard-child.html

G6:

lol

Mystery Woman said...

I think I'm just too old to learn new things. Either that...or I don't do well with change.

SuperRaizy said...

Mystery Woman-
That's the beauty of these new products, though. There is nothing to learn. It responds instantly to your touch.

Modern Girl said...

I don't understand how it would be convenient to type or work on something like this. And yes, the name really disgusts me. I wish they had gone with iPage.

hanum said...

really awesome gadget. Great innovation. I like it.

ilanadavita said...

Apple is so good at making beautiful objects and convincing you you need them. I too succombed to the Iphone fever.

SuperRaizy said...

ilanadavita-
That's a great point!