iPad Versus ?
iPad or Kindle or laptop for Family Travel?
Netbook pioneer Asustek Computer will debut its first tablet computing device at Computex Taipei this June, making it one of several Taiwanese companies planning to reveal their would-be iPad-killers at the trade show. Asustek is working on at least two tablet devices, a company representative said Thursday. A prototype of its first Eee Pad tablet device was displayed at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year. The final product it plans to launch at Computex will boast a 10-inch touchscreen, have Nvidia Tegra 2 chips inside and carry Google software—possibly the new Chrome OS . The company is also working on other versions of the Eee Pad that have Microsoft Windows on board and use Intel Atom microprocessors.
I wrote almost this entire column using an iPad which partially answered my biggest question about the device. Can it replace a laptop PC? So far, the answer is a qualified yes. (Scroll to end for my Sunday morning update on why that yes is "qualified.") As a writer and radio commentator, I wanted to see if I could use this device for my work. I knew that the screen would be big enough and that the processor would be adequate for word processing but I wasn't sure about the software or the ability to type on the device.
Apple Inc. says its tablet-style iPad computer represents a whole new category of consumer-electronic devices, ideal for watching videos, surfing the Web and reading electronic books. Here is how it stacks up with other Internet-connected portable devices that consumers are already using: — iPad vs. laptop
By 2011, Apple will have captured 7% of the low-end computer market, says an analyst Apple's current share: 0%. Source: Deutsche Bank "We expect the iPad to compete very well against existing low-end notebooks and netbooks, particularly in the segment of the market where surfing, reading, game playing and emailing dominate the usage model." So says Deutsche Bank's Chris Whitmore in a note released Sunday. In fact, he writes, with the release of the iPad this spring, Apple ( AAPL ) will instantly add more than 50 million users to its addressable market.
Why are iPads selling as fast as Apple’s Chinese subcontractors can crank them out? In part, it’s because the iPad has a suddenly-hot product category pretty much to itself. Before scuttlebutt that Apple was working on a tablet started to heat up, no major PC manufacturer seemed to think that consumers wanted a general-purpose, touchscreen-only computing device.
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The iPad is here . Apple's much anticipated tablet device has swept the nation , and whether you can't get enough of your iPad or want to destroy every single one , it's tough to deny that the Apple hype machine has done it again. During its marketing push, Apple claimed that the iPad filled a need for a new category of devices between the phone and the computer. And in almost every one of its iPad pitches, it trashed the netbook, the portable and inexpensive device focused primarily on accessing the web. Now that the iPad has launched and the two devices are in direct competition, which one is the better option?