I`ve had an iPad for a few months now and I`ll be buying a 200.00 netbook to replace my overhyped iPad this week.
1; IPad can`t stand alone.
The fact that it needs the support of another computer to even boot up at first start up is a big disadvantage.
2;Lack of a file manager.
This is a deal breaker, I can create files (sometimes) I can view files,(sometimes) I can even save files but I can`t manipulate them.
I can`t put them where I want when I want without additional apps to do so.
Again, must purchase additional apps to do the most basic of computer tasks.
4;Can`t attach a file in e-mail. ***?
I cannot think of a more simplistic basic computer task than attaching a file to an e-mail yet it can`t be done on this machine.
This is simply stupid.
5;Ipad "Photos" app.
Need I say any more?
Oh wait! I can buy YET ANOTHER APP TO DO THAT!
No simple way to get a file from another computer onto the iPad.
Put a USB port on the damn thing already…JESUS!!
In producing a machine that makes these most basic simplistic computer tasks so difficult if even possible to accomplish Apple has left itself open to get it`s ass kicked by the first competitor to make these basic abilities standard and intuitive on whatever tablet product they put out.
It will be an immediately superior machine.
Yes, I know Apple has promised some of these abilities will be available on the next generation.
Why put out an obviously inferior machine when you know you`re putting out a poor unproductive product.
The games are cool and it`s not a shabby e-reader.
That`s not worth $500.00 bucks to me.