From what I have read so far, the iPad 3 is not going to be much different. It is thicker, nicer screen but still the same size, better camera, new quad core processor, and siri. This is supposed to be the only changes. If this is true, I will not be purchasing one.
^^ I still don't know the difference in an iPad and a computer haha
dhyde79 said:ipad vs computer, big difference in capabilities and their intended purpose, I'm not even gonna go there.
iPad (or any tablet) vs Netbook is an easy knockout. tablets in general have apps that're made for the portable device, it's processor and video capabilities, and rarely take full advantage or even strain the hardware that the portable has. Netbooks on the other hand are mini-laptops with downgraded hardware, with a stripped version of the same desktop operating system, trying to run software that wants the full desktop (or even full laptop) hardware and capabilities. It causes a TON of incompatibilities. For example, a game that only needs an 800mhz processor and a certain amount of ram/space may not be able to be installed on a netbook even though it has a 1.8ghz cpu, full gig of ram, more than adequate vid card, and plenty of hdd space because power management software on the netbooks automatically downclock the processor as slow as the operating system can be stable with to save battery life, because a web browser doesn't often need the extra power. There are a lot more disadvantages to netbooks, I really don't care to ramble on about them.
iPad vs other tablets. iPad wins. no contracts on data connection, highest resolution of any "carry it with you device", higher resolution than most high end displays, and even a better resolution than 1080P tv's. Arguably the best processor and video capabilities. By far the largest selection of applications of any "mobile device" and they're all tested for safety before released for download to your device.