Originally Posted by P-e-G-i
I have just watched Jobs' presentation a lughed at the bit where he said (along the lines of) "Netbooks are dead after the ipad, they are cheap and run poor pc software". I guess he doesn't believe in hackintoshing then.
I would love to own one but I feel v1.0 doesn't have a place to fit it the current market. Too big to fit in your pocket, too underpowered to justify taking it in your backpack over a netbook or laptop.
It's a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. Yet.
I'll respectfully disagree. For many people, something like the iPad might be the thing they are looking for.
For the record, I'm not interested in an iPad at this time. Maybe 2nd or 3rd generation.
However, as an example, I have relatives that are looking for a cheap, simple laptop to take on trips to read e-mail, web, download photos to to do simple viewing/editing (ie. delete bad/unwanted photos). I showed them my Mini and they liked it. Probably would fit the needs, though most likely running Windows.
But with an iPad, you get the above functions, plus an iPod Touch, a "Kindle", iWork all with promised 10 hours battery life vs. 3-ish on a netbook. And if the iPad eventually gets a camera for iChat, you'll have something very useful for "civilians". Remember, most people out there are not going to be ripping DVDs, doing Garageband-like stuff, heavy word processing, etc.