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Price should be $999, and it has 2 operating systems, hence the hybrid thing. For the laptop, it's windows 7; for the tablet it's linux

It should be ready in summer 2010.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/05/l...d-impressions/
That's double iPad's price however.

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That's double iPad's price however.
Yes, but it is two systems in one, a gadget and a laptop.

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The tablet part runs on Lunix skylight, not windows.
From your link:

"The GUI is slightly different than the Skylight -- it's built around a six-panel interface, which can be customized with email, calendar, RSS, and social media widgets, and there's a second four-panel screen with image, music, video, and e-reader widgets that's especially finger friendly"

Basically the sucky "toy" I thought iPad would be. What attracts me is the remade iWorks.
MS Excel and Calc (open office) were not made for touch interface.
It's a nightmare, trust me, and I doubt that cellphone processor would play nice enough with Open Office to make it more convenient than pen and paper.

There's alot of noise on the iPad right now but the hands on are very positive and all highlight the surprising speed.
That resonates well with me and their videos indicate the same. I just watched the Engadgets Skylight vid and the iPad vid.

iPad
http://www.viddler.com/explore/engad...s/1057/104.323

Ideapad
http://www.viddler.com/explore/engad...s/875/104.566/

Notice Ideapad the rendering at 2:30 and the iPad at 6.00.
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iPad = star trek pad.

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From your link:

"The GUI is slightly different than the Skylight -- it's built around a six-panel interface, which can be customized with email, calendar, RSS, and social media widgets, and there's a second four-panel screen with image, music, video, and e-reader widgets that's especially finger friendly"

Basically the sucky "toy" I thought iPad would be. What attracts me is the remade iWorks.
MS Excel and Calc (open office) were not made for touch interface.
It's a nightmare, trust me, and I doubt that cellphone processor would play nice enough with Open Office to make it more convenient than pen and paper.

There's alot of noise on the iPad right now but the hands on are very positive and all highlight the surprising speed.
That resonates well with me and their videos indicate the same. I just watched the Engadgets Skylight vid and the iPad vid.

iPad
http://www.viddler.com/explore/engad...s/1057/104.323

Ideapad
http://www.viddler.com/explore/engad...s/875/104.566/

Notice Ideapad the rendering at 2:30 and the iPad at 6.00.
The product reviewed was at its first stage of production, it's not the finished product. In any case, each would use these new technologies for what they want to achieve with. To me iPad is just a large edition of iPod touch! If iWork makes your day, then enjoy it

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Excellent. I should be able to replace the laptop that I bought a year and a half ago with another one, as this will drive the prices down.

All the apple fan boys, followed by the "sheep" will make sure this is sort of a success.

IPAD??
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Looks like a Giant Iphone.

Dont see what is the use of that, apart from green people trying to write on it.

place it on your desk, definitely you have a computer beside it... Move around the office/house with it? Dont know.....
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I rented an iPad from the library for three days. I took it to see how it would do as a reading device for textbooks that I've been getting in electronic format (PDF). I must say I am cokmpletely impressed, not particularly with the iPad, which does a very good job (smooth system with good touch response), but with the idea of a tablet. It is an excellent device for those who enjoy reading articles online, texts that are not really convenient on a lighter ereader (nothing beats an e-ink reader for reading novels for example, but they do not cover PDFs well).

Anyway, I've been having some ankle problems and the idea to carry many texts with you on a light device is very attractive. Apparently, this could be a new trend for textbook formats as well, one that I would definitely embrace if I go to a professional school.

The iPad has a ten inch display; I am not willing to shell out 419$ on a tablet (iPad 2), so been looking at the Blackberry Playbook that sells for 200$ now. The screen size is seven inch, and I am not sue that is good enough for PDF reading. But I heard it lighter than the iPad (good for my arthritic body) and with good hardware, so will go check it out at the store possibly today.
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I've read many positive reviews for the Playbook. Check the kindle Fire, it's 7-inch screen too but has more content, I think.

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The idea of the tablet is indeed a great one.

I've been looking for an excuse to buy one for a while now, but can't think of anything beyond travelling to justify it just yet.

Look into Android tablets if you're after something cheaper, there is a storm of Chinese generics hitting the market, and if you do the research you should be able to find one which is quite good for the price. We're talking specs of a $400-$500 tablet at half the prices, if not less in cases.

Android ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich, version 4 of Android) is probably the next best to iOS. Better for some, not a whole lot different for the others, if you know what I mean.
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