Reasons the iPad is Better than a Netbook

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  1. gentlefury

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    Can I just make a quick side note about using World of Warcraft as a barometer for modern gaming on a netbook.

    Firstly it is not modern in any way. It came out in 2005 and by video game standards that is ANCIENT.

    Secondly the system specs are as follows:

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    Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit supported)
    Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP 1500+ 1300 MHz
    512 MB or more of RAM (1 GB for Vista Users)
    32 MB 3D video card with Hardware T&L or better
    15 GB free HD space
    4× CD-ROM drive
    Broadband Internet connection

    So of course it can run it....it requires a computer from 10 years ago.

    Modern gaming refers to games that have specs for systems from this decade. Half life and quake will run on a netbook too...does that make it a gaming device?

    If Blizzard chose to they could easily port WoW to the iPad.
     
  2. Kargurin

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    I subscribe to 15 feeds. I need to see the article summaries cause swiping article to article is tedious and takes too long.

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    It is better than a netbook because its really more cool, people see and iPad and scream !!! People see a netbook, and... whatever.
     
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    I didn't say swiping I said tapping the sides of the screen like iBook. I subscribe to about 40 feeds and I view them all.
     
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    Swiping, and tapping.... yes I know what you mean. It just seems the same to me. 40 feeds and I can't imagine how many articles that means viewing individually. I'll just view the summaries first but to each his own......

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    It's usually about 240 a day which is why its faster to be able to quickly flip thru them instead of having to individually select things. It takes forever to have to decide what to read, I use google reader because I can just scroll down the page quickly and it marks everything I pass as read...if I want to read something in more detail I can stop and read it, but at least I don't miss anything....with newsrob I just tap quickly on the side of the screen to skip to the next article stopping when I see something I want to read.
     
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    I sold my netbook a week after buying my 64G iPad (the day it came out).
     
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    Funny this is posted as I just sold my net book tonight. I stopped using it after I got the iPad. The ipad does much more of what I like then The net book could ever do.
     
  9. Seadog

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    I have never wanted a netbook. There is nothing that I did not feel my 13" MacBook couldn't do better, and worth trading a better keyboard for a little less size. The iPad is much more than a netbook. It is the ultimate mobile computer form. Besides which, those who do not like the touch keypad just has to wait until the 7th generation when the voice command model comes out. :)
     
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    My 13" macbook pro is getting jealous because I'am spending too much time with the ipad.:)
     
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