dextrlab, 17 Nov 2014Ok lets just say your sammy tab has years ahead OS, yet iPads' tablet optimized, beautifully d... moreI use my tablet for media viewing. Ipad has really bad , eida players; for note taking, well due to Wacom digitizer here Sammy apps plays alone; browsers, I like ones with minimal interfaces yet great gesture support, again not many answers from ipad. There are better news browsing, social networking and gaming apps, but apart from news browsers everything else leave me uninterested.
iPad is great for very specific uses, I'm just kinda disappointed that it has not expanded on those for 4 years now (I.e. it's the same thing, just faster).
If all you do is those 2-3 uses that iPad is built for, all the more power to you. I'm just saying that it is not a real tablet (I.e. something between a mobile, and a laptop), it's more like a scaled up mobile.
dextrlab, 17 Nov 2014In real life, tablets are 90% used mostly in social networks, gaming, web browsing etc which i... moreYeah but you can do those things with a large phone better. If those are your primary uses then a 5.5 inch phone is more portable and can do those almost equally well. As far as usability goes laptops do not even compare to a tablet. If i want real work done I use my desktop, for everything else my tablet. So yeah multitasking is kind of a big guy for me. Everything I use an iPad I feel like I returned to 80s usability wise (I often keep notes, have a video playing in the background, etc...)
Wow, it really crushes the Nexus 9. I want a 64 GB space gray wifi-only model. Please Santa! XD
Anonymous, 17 Nov 2014As far as hardware goes I agree. But the OS is last decade's deal. Seriously ios is such a pal... moreOk lets just say your sammy tab has years ahead OS, yet iPads' tablet optimized, beautifully designed, console grade fluidity and highest quality apps and games in App Store is decades ahead to your tablet also.
Anonymous, 17 Nov 2014As far as hardware goes I agree. But the OS is last decade's deal. Seriously ios is such a pal... moreIn real life, tablets are 90% used mostly in social networks, gaming, web browsing etc which iPad truly excels with its unrivaled cpu/gpu power.
Anonymous, 17 Nov 2014As far as hardware goes I agree. But the OS is last decade's deal. Seriously ios is such a pal... moreNo serious multitasking just doesnt matter in my opinion since hard core multitasking I believe is reserved for desktops and notebooks since iPad is not made for productivity and office works (yet it has one of the most powerful office apps, the iWors and iLife for multimedia) but for multimedia usage. What do you mean in minimal external hardware support? As far as mobile accessory goes, iOS device has the widest array of mobile accessory in the market. Pen? It supports capacitive pen for your info sans the pressure sensitivity (ok your sammy tab has that, congrats!)
popye, 17 Nov 2014Unarguably the best tablet in the world. Everything else is just secondary.As far as hardware goes I agree. But the OS is last decade's deal. Seriously ios is such a paltry os for tablets that I'm surprised that they have yet to device a mac os - ios hybrid for their ipad line. It's a shame too, such a great hardware goes to waste: no serious multitasking, minimal external devices' support, no pen support (bad for students), and so forth.
I bought a note tablet for half the ipad's price, Uninstalled Samsung's bloat and it can do things that no ipad could even dream. And I find that to be a shame because samsung devices have mediocre hardware in a cheap casing, yet their os is years ahead compared to ios.
Ios is a real bottleneck for the iPad line and it's one of the reasons why Ipads lose sales. I guess it was OK for 2010, but nowadays it's simply a shameful state of affairs.
Anonymous, 17 Nov 2014Wi-Fi-only version lacks a GPS receiver.... W.T.F.!!! How cheap can apple get? Good devi... moreSeriously how often and what apps do you use that needs GPS chip outdoor in tablet?
Anonymous, 17 Nov 2014Wi-Fi-only version lacks a GPS receiver.... W.T.F.!!! How cheap can apple get? Good devi... moreSoftware is limited? Yet it has the best and highest number optimized app and game collections in tablet segment. Not to mention apps and games always comes first at iOS AppStore.
Wi-Fi-only version lacks a GPS receiver.... W.T.F.!!!
How cheap can apple get?
Good device but the software is way too limited.
Ipad Air 2 easily dethrones Nexus 9 and company easily in performance. Feel sorry for the short reign of Nexus.
Unarguably the best tablet in the world. Everything else is just secondary.
Really its awesome just should wait till a real good game comes out then we can see the power of A8X
I would've preferred a bigger battery than extra thin. It's all about usability of the device.
I love mine. 128 GB Space gray wifi+cell. It feels like youre just holding a screen.
Its so thin and light and so so powerful. No game gives any problem and website loading is nearly instant on a fast wifi connection.