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Q: Do you intend to buy the new iPad?

  • 22%
    Yes

  • 68%
    No

  • 10%
    Not sure


(Based on 1072 Votes)

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PC Advisor

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daz60

One of the things that makes the technology market so fascinating - for sad people like me at any rate - is the way that it produces devices like the one you mentioned.

They appear quite suddenly, and then almost as suddenly they're gone. They don't quite hit the mark, but they're interesting, nevertheless. I think the smartphone-in-a-tablet idea will fall into that category.

There now, my neck is nicely stuck out.

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daz60

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Innovative and stylish no doubt,Apple turned the PC from being "another brick in the wall" into an art form and i agree that the King has yet to meet its match but that's why i like the opposition.It may be that it does not catch on but as a piece of technic it is fantastic.

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Woolwell

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fourm member - Very good - German equivalent of a Specsavers ad?

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Woolwell

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The limitation for office type task is not the power, the ipad does very well with documents and spreadsheets, but more likely the display size. I find that to be the main limitation, especially with spreadsheets.

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Forum Editor

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"The only thing that a Tablet now needs is a comfortable Keyboard"

There are more iPad keyboards on the market than you can shake a stick at. Some of them aren't so great, but some of them are real beauties.

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wee eddie

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I cannot imaging that the Laptop has much longer to live.

Tablets are not yet powerful enough to replace 'The Lappy' for Office Type Tasks but I cannot imagine that that will be far away. Especially if M$ can get their OS to work properly on a Tablet.

The only thing that a Tablet now needs is a comfortable Keyboard and, if Siri is anything to go by, that will be history shortly.

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daz60

iPad killer? I very much doubt it.

From the review in your link:-

"The concept of a smartphone that transforms into a tablet is certainly an interesting one, although whether this particular innovation catches on remains to be seen."

My prediction is that it will not catch on. So far, although many have tried, there has been no new device that even comes close to killing the iPad. It is streets ahead of the competition in my opinion. I know it pains a lot of people to hear that kind of thing because of their dislike of all things Apple, but as far as I'm concerned it's a fact.

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Armchair

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No. I have no use for it.

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daz60

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An ipad...no,but an ipad killer maybe.

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Al94

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Maybe they have caught it on as the link in the email is now dead. Below is the body of the email.

Your Amazon Alerts

Availability Alert

We're happy to inform you that the items you requested are now available to order from Amazon.co.uk.

Apple iPad - 16GB, Wi-Fi, Black (Latest Model - Launched Mar 2012)

Availability: This item will be released on March 16, 2012. Pre-order now!. Dispatched from and sold by ELife. Price: £508.00

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bremner

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AI94

Thats odd

Just checked Amazon and they are not even listing the iPad3. Apple has the 16GB wifi model for £399.

Apple have a very strict pricing policy and if a major supplier was over charging they would quickly act.

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Al94

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Rules of supply and demand coming into play. Had an email from Amazon offering me a 16gb wifi only Ipad3 for £508! I don't think so!

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SparkyJack

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FE My reasoning!

Coz I'm older now and gageting no longer impresses I guess

Boys'n'Toys and all that

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SparkyJack

I'm struggling to understand your reasoning.

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SparkyJack

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Some years ago i was a backseat passenger on a long car journey

.After the initial conversation died down, my fellow backseater dug out of his pocket this little shiny object and started to to play.

I showed interest and he showed me his iTouch

I was hooked and inno time acquired one and lots of fun- with Apps and sending mail from hotspots-- for six months

I recently took a trip abroad and thought' I'll take the iTouch. I wound up not going with out it - because I could not find it.

So to answer the question -Would I buy an iPad

The answer would be no thanx

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Input Overload

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For me an the new iPad is an object of desire, I will get one when I think up a good enough reason to do that, however I'm not getting very far in that process as I am already well connected - That doesn't really answer the question though.

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Grey Goo

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Due to a glitch on sale at Tesco for £49.99 (Briefly) There is a probability that Tesco will not honour those orders.

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Ventad

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Thanks FE coming from you it really looks like I really am going to enjoy it, as having a laptop had give me the feeling that do I really need an IPAD as well, but as you say they are more mobile and I am certainly looking forward to it though.

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ventad

"....seems expensive but we need to get all the good experiences in that we can."

I can almost guarantee that you will be delighted with your present. It does seem expensive - in fact it is, let's be honest - but it is without a doubt the best portable device I have ever owned, and I've owned a few in my time.

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Ventad

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YES, mine arrives 3rd April. Some of my family have got the ipad2 even a grand child still in primary school and they have all said its a very different and good experience, so mrs ventad decided to get me the new one for my 70th good on her, seems expensive but we need to get all the good experiences in that we can.

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Woolwell

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I blame a hotel overseas that I stayed at. I was offered an iPad to read the digital edition of The Times (no UK papers available). I was hooked!

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flycatcher1

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I blame the FE, when he said that he was buying an iPad2 I thought that I should investigate. Liked it, bought it and absolutely delighted with it. I have no intention of upgrading, do not see the need, but if mine went kaput I would get another. Only use mine at home so the cheapest was my choice though I try not to think about the price. Mind you, at my age, I am always trying to ignore the price of things especially when I fill my wife's real Mini with petrol every six months.

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Woolwell

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On an iPad!

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Woolwell

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Kevscar - You don't have to hold it to use it, especially using the smart cover which makes a small stand, and it is easy to use with one hand. I did all of this one handed.

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Kevscar1

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not a lot of good if you only have the use of one hand.

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lotvic

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Mum's cousin in USA got one as birthday gift from her family and has just sent us an email from it (with no help from anyone else) It was her 91st birthday..... I'm starting to feel left behind :(

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"....just could not think of a good use for one and a good reason to buy one."

I think a lot of people share your view. A lot don't, however.

In the last two years Apple has sold over 55 million iPads, and sales appear to be accelerating - 15 million of those were sold in the past three months.

By anyone's standards the iPad has so far been a phenomenal success, and it looks set to continue on the same course; I'm sure that the company will sell millions of the new version within a few months of its introduction. No other Tablet has even come near to the iPad in terms of units sold.

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the hick

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I looked at them in the Apple store, but just could not think of a good use for one and a good reason to buy one. The small 'netbooks' like the Samsung N145 look better value to me, but I am probably wrong!

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OTT_B

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If someone offers to sell it to me for £1, I'll think about it.

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Nontek

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Just got a shiny new Novatech laptop to replace my aging desktop, but certainly not interested in iPad whether new or old!

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Condom

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No plans to buy as I think this model is just a go between. Perhaps if they bring out another soon with more memory plus more importantly a USB port I might buy when I'm overseas. Without the 20% VAt it is just about worth it.

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Strawballs

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No

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johndrew

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WhiteTruckMan

"new ipad? Heck, I'm not even planning to get one of the old ipads!"

Snap!!

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WhiteTruckMan

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new ipad? Heck, I'm not even planning to get one of the old ipads!

WTM

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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No - it hasn't got a usb or flash

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Al94

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lotvic

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No, too expensive and tied to itunes etc. need something cheaper and more flexible.

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Chegs ®™

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No,too pricey and I have no use for one.

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ams4127

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No.

My original iPad still does what I want and is in pristine condition.

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Woolwell

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Memory is not an issue for me. The great advantage is its portability and ease of use. It fires up instantly, has a good battery life and I would not consider a netbook instead. The drawback is price.

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Aitchbee

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Yesterday, I saw a 'lil ol' lady' whip out an ipad lookalike, on the bus, and I thought to myself... I might be doing the same thing in twenty years' time...if I'm lucky!

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john bunyan

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No: too little memory for price; does not replace a laptop for windows use. A nice "extra" but pricy.

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Quickbeam

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No, I haven't broken the two I use now yet.

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interzone55

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This will please Apple - so far 7 votes polled, with 100% No.

Personally I really can't see a use for one, I have a laptop for general home use, a desktop PC for when more grunt is required on a job, a netbook for catching on Facebook etc in bed or when travelling, and an Android phone for general surfing on the move.

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Mr Mistoffelees

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No, because I just don't need one.

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Woolwell

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No - because I already have iPad2 and see no reason to change.

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buteman

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Only if you can get me a 50% discount.

I was thinking of getting one but thought that it was a bit on the expensive side for me.

Would probably have to hide it from the other half if I still wanted to live.

So looks like a No from me,But you never know.

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