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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Whilst I don't like Apple, what I've seen of the iPad, it has some pretty good apps available which clearly make it a compelling purchase for a lot of people, even professionals. Windows 8 provides nothing like that. Is there a GPS app, an automotive diagnostics app, and bucket loads of other functional apps? Other than games (?), there is nothing really in the Windows apps store that can't be done on the desktop.

    There are many professionals using the iPad as a tool, not as a toy. And if it is a toy, then that's exactly what Microsoft has produced with its apps/start menu interface and especially Surface RT. Little wonder so few aftermarket manufacturers have produced RT tablets; why try and compete with Apple and Android? Every time someone starts to defend Windows 8, they just dig themselves deeper.
    Listen Ray, you know nothing about the iPad, even iPad owners rubbish it for its closed ecosystem. Most people don't buy it for its GPS or automotive diagnostic app, they buy it for Angry Birds and other stupid little games for their kids.

    Admittedly it has some very nice Apps, but I'd say they make up about 5% or less of all the Apps. Even Apples own apps haven't got a very good reputation, but you'd have to own an iPad to know that.

    Most people use the iPad for consumption.
    Or apps for cats. An ipad does pretty well there.

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    I know a number of people who use an iPad for far more than games. While the majority may use it for very basic tasks, many use it for doing a lot more. Putting the iPad down as a means of defending Windows 8 is stupid and narrow minded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    I know a number of people who use an iPad for far more than games. While the majority may use it for very basic tasks, many use it for doing a lot more. Putting the iPad down as a means of defending Windows 8 is stupid and narrow minded.
    The ipad IS stupid and narrow minded. I'm not using true put downs such as limited hardware support and limiting software as a means to defend Windows 8. I'm saying that because IT IS A FACT.
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    The words pot, kettle and black spring to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    I know a number of people who use an iPad for far more than games. While the majority may use it for very basic tasks, many use it for doing a lot more. Putting the iPad down as a means of defending Windows 8 is stupid and narrow minded.
    Look Ray I've got a few iPads so I think I know what I'm talking about, it's a handy little machine no doubt, that's the iPad 3 and 4, the Mini is a piece of junk.
    if I could put Windows 8 on my iPads, IOS would be gone in about two seconds with no looking back. If there are a couple of apps I need I would fire up my HTC One X.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    I think there has to be a distinction between tools and toys.
    This distinction exists in much of the corporate world and certainly with power users, but it doesn't generally exist with the general retail consumer. They don't see iPad's or Nexus 7's as toys -- they are computer that can and do everything they did on their laptops. My wife for example just reads and answers email, read books, spends time on Facebook, and dabbles around in Pinterest. An iPad does this very well and is a, to her, cool easy device to do it on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmeigs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    I think there has to be a distinction between tools and toys.
    This distinction exists in much of the corporate world and certainly with power users, but it doesn't generally exist with the general retail consumer. They don't see iPad's or Nexus 7's as toys -- they are computer that can and do everything they did on their laptops. My wife for example just reads and answers email, read books, spends time on Facebook, and dabbles around in Pinterest. An iPad does this very well and is a, to her, cool easy device to do it on.
    One could do that on an ipod touch, yet it's considered a high tech toy than tool.
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    You can do pretty much everything on a mobile phone nowadays as well, it's just that the screen size isn't ideal for everyone. My smartphone is significantly more powerful and capable than some of my older PCs (harking back to the 80s).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    You can do pretty much everything on a mobile phone nowadays as well, it's just that the screen size isn't ideal for everyone. My smartphone is significantly more powerful and capable than some of my older PCs (harking back to the 80s).
    You must have a terribly old smartphone, since when did they have a quad core 1.5GHZ CPU back then. My smartphone is quicker than the latest iPads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    You can do pretty much everything on a mobile phone nowadays as well, it's just that the screen size isn't ideal for everyone. My smartphone is significantly more powerful and capable than some of my older PCs (harking back to the 80s).
    You must have a terribly old smartphone, since when did they have a quad core 1.5GHZ CPU back then. My smartphone is quicker than the latest iPads.
    I'm going to take this onto tangent.

    WHY in the blue hell do smartphones have quad core processors and two gigs or more of RAM?! What are you people doing? Running android or something?!
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