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  1. Guillaume

    Available storage space?

    Oh definitely, I'm the same. I have about 1.5 terabytes of data right now. But on mobile devices such as the iPad, it's all about choosing what you're putting on there :P
  2. Guillaume

    Standard iPad apps vs. iPhone

    Yup, my point- they could remake the calculator app the same way they redid notes. I'm a mathematician/computer scientist- I could think of tons of ways to make a calculator fit 10" seamlessly :P
  3. Guillaume

    140,000 apps at your fingertips. From day one.

    vonage will very probably work :) As for me, I'm super excited about the Monkey Island Special Edition and Crayon Physics :)
  4. Guillaume

    Standard iPad apps vs. iPhone

    If someone had told you before the iPad "Imagine the notes app running in 1024*768", I think you'd have called it silly too :) If Apple does bring these apps to the final iPad, I'm sure they'll find a way to use the added screen estate efficiently (calculations history? graphing calculator? etc.)
  5. Guillaume

    Need to compare IPad and Netbook

    My point is, you can't compare that: and that (Plus, Street Fighter on the iPhone? That's the kind of game that needs physical button feedback, a touch screen just ruins the experience...that's personal preference though :) )
  6. Guillaume

    Available storage space?

    Exactly :) It's noteworthy that a couple GB is still significant for an OS that is between 5 and 10 GB in the first place. For those wondering, Snow Leopard managed to be slimmer than Leopard by compressing a lot of data from the OS (such as the standard applications - ie. Mail, Calendar...
  7. Guillaume

    Need to compare IPad and Netbook

    The games you're talking about are re-editions from 15+ year old platforms- not exactly the best that can be showcased :) I highly doubt we'll see many big games on April 3rd. Only a few developers have been granted access to actual hardware, and for games more than anything else, testing on...
  8. Guillaume

    Available storage space?

    But a file that is 1 MB on a computer that uses (2^10) measurements will be 1 048 576 bytes on a computer that uses the (10^3) measurement. So in the end you can store the exact same amount of data, no matter which computer you use.
  9. Guillaume

    Need to compare IPad and Netbook

    True, but these are iPhone games- very few of which compare to the actual PC/gaming console games. I agree with you that a lot of them are great, but they're not enough to make the iPad a completely standalone gaming platform- yet. The iPad's bigger screen and higher processing power will...
  10. Guillaume

    Available storage space?

    Sorry, that's actually not how it works :) In computing, we use bytes as a measure of storage (one byte is 8 bits- a bit being symbolically either a 0 or 1). Because we use powers of two however, 1 kilobyte (KB)= 1024 bytes (2^10 bytes), 1 megabyte (MB) = 1024 kbytes, 1 gigabyte (GB) =...
  11. Guillaume

    Need to compare IPad and Netbook

    jwookie: You're kidding, right? Gaming on a netbook? Unless you play Starcraft and the LucasArts adventure games, I hardly see how that's possible. My netbook barely suffices when I program using the OpenGL library. On the other hand, lightweight graphics editing programs (ie. not photoshop)...
  12. Guillaume

    Need to compare IPad and Netbook

    The iPad and a netbook would allow you to do that. (for maximum flexibility you'll want a hardware keyboard for the ipad though). No, the only way for the iPad to have Photoshop is if Adobe brings it to the iPad, which is unlikely. The only graphics editing programs on the ipad right now are...
  13. Guillaume

    Need to compare IPad and Netbook

    If you need specific connectivity such as HDMI, and have the need to run graphics software such as photoshop or indesign or illustrator or anything else- then it's not even a choice for you, you'll have to go with the netbook. The iPad doesn't offer any of that.
  14. Guillaume

    Office applications for the iPad?

    Same here, I bought Monkey Island but I never really played it because of the screen size...I can't wait for the iPad to give it another go. Plus the 2nd one is coming this summer :)
  15. Guillaume

    iPad Controller for Games?

    A controller for the iPad would be cumbersome, and non-standard. Furthermore, by needing a controller, a game would impose an extra expense on its users- that would definitely impede on the game's sales. Who would want to buy a controller that's only required for a minority of games? So I...
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