The iPad - Just What a Photographer Wants

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    I don't know about you, but when I saw the new iPad I couldn't help but say I want one, now. And the price starting at $499 that doesn't sound that bad at all. Just think about it this is going to make showing off your photos even better than before.
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    if it were half that price I'd think about it.

    Until then, there are much better options.
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    I have an iPhone that does the same thing and it fits in my pocket! Oh, and it makes phone calls.

    I don't need a $500 4x's bigger iPhone with 1/2 the functionality of an iPhone. Apple should have put a real OS on it and made it more useful. Heck, the thing can't even multi-task. 2000 called and they want their tablet back.
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    Yeah, I'd just rather have a real netbook.
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    More like the 90's. LOL Rubbish I cannot believe it was such a media event. Its like a great big build up and hype to watch somebody fart on TV.
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    I agree.... why have yet another iphone/itouch variant? Why didn't they just put Mac OS X on it? All it forces people to do is figure how to figure out how to do the same task multiple times on multiple device types; Macbook, iPhone, and now iPad.

    I was really hoping for a subsized Macbook/netbook (Macbook air shrunk down). Oh well.... guess my Hackintosh will have to keep fulfilling that role.
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    Why would it be something a photographer wants? Display my images on a glossy device with a poor quality display compared to any decent computer monitor?

    More accurately I think it's what a photographer who has too much money and nothing else to buy wants. The iPad has other cool merits, but quite frankly I see very limited use in photography. Heck at least the dedicated display units often have an internal harddisk to copy off the CF card. This thing has internal storage the size of a CF card making it utterly useless for even a simple in field check / backup job which netbooks can be rather good at.
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    Garbz,

    I agree. While the image quality if the iPhone and the iPad (assuming it's like all other Apple devices) is amazing, you can't calibrate it. If you can't calibrate it but you work on a calibrated PC to edit your images, chances are what you see on the device will not look the way you intended it to look. For a professional trying to showcase their work, this is a pretty ugly roadblock.

    I also agree it should have ran a paired down version of OSX. I don't need another iPhone, I already have one. I certainly don't need one as big as a netbook to carry around with my already rather large 17" Macbook Pro. Since it can't replace the Macbook pro and is nothing more than a glorified iPod Touch, it would get left at home. Why on earth would I add the weight of the iPad to my computer bag when it offers me nothing I don't already have? I don't need a $500 portable House MD watching tool. I already have a tv in every room I spend time in and I again already have an iPhone.

    Utterly pointless device that will be useful only to techno geeks that will force themselves to find something slightly useful to do with it and kids who want to play games and look cool to their friends. For people that use such devices to make a living, it's a major letdown.
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    The iPad has so much potential. Give it two or three more iterations and it might be something useful.

    I haven't read entirely too much about it, but I would need wifi connectivity and the ability to access my server with it. If you could use it to connect to a server and draw files and stuff from there, that would make it much more useful in my book.

    The camera absence is a let down too. Being able to walk around and conference with people would just be awesome.
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    Every bathroom stall needs one!
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    Well, I've been considering buying a Kindle, so I'm eager to see what it looks like IRL for reading text ...
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    It's a neat looking device, just not overly practical...considering the other products that are available.

    But if you want something cool, that will let you browse the web, check E-mail, read e-books, play simple games etc...and impress your friends, then it's kind of neat.
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    The problem is that reading e-books on a backlit screen can be very tiring which is why I don't like reading on my computer and the kindle is nice.
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    I would bet that the Kindle display is better for reading. It doesn't get much better than that for reading text.
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    It would appear it has the same basic limitations that the iPhone and iPod have, that being the iPhone OS. It can only use 128MB of runtime memory and by the time all the system resources are loaded you have about 40MB to work with. Just like the iPhone you'll have to keep clearing your memory (I use FreeMem) to prevent crashes and to keep things running as quickly as possible.

    But since it has such a small amount of runtime memory, you won't be able to have a truly dynamic web experience with things like Flash.

    It can connect to Dropbox or Mobile Me to move documents around. It will also have a VNC client (they have one for the iPhone already) so you can remotely access other desktops. The interface with the touch SUCKS when doing this, but at least the screen is a little bigger. Maybe with the keyboard it will be a little easier to use... assuming you know all of your keyboard commands.
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    This device would have been so much more interesting (or interesting at all) if it were OSX with touch screen functionality of the iphone/ipod touch. Currently, it's just an oversized ipod touch.

    Microsoft comes up with devices like the Courier every year or so and they always just slowly die off as the development team loses interest and moves on to something else. I'll put merit into one of their devices when I see one in stores.

    As far as photography is concerned I'd like to see a device slightly larger than phone. Maybe 4.5 to 5" screen capable with built in CF and SD with software capable calibration. Adobe is willing to create mobile versions of Photoshop and other software. They made a mobile Photoshop for Android. I don't believe there is any drive from HW/SW manufacturers to create something like this though.
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    I want an iPad... like I want a third nostril. But I'm glad to see the market keeps introducing different devices that try new things. It really appeals to my wife, who's primary source of content has become the internet. She has a desktop for work and communications, but is often in bed with her laptop. I find the iPad pretty affordable in that context. But I also agree that it isn't a Reader.
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