I think I've mentioned this once or twice before, but it bears repeating until it sinks in: the Apple
Sure, the iPad will sell a few million units to the Apple faithful, of whom there are many. Being very little else than an oversized iPod Touch, or an extra-large iPhone without the phone, iPads will appeal to the same people who already use the minuscule versions. But there's a flash flood of competing products coming up, and the iPad's selling points of brand name, stylish design, and familiar user experience will have a hard time overcoming what it lacks, like running multiple programs at once, presenting a full-featured Web experience with Adobe
The HP slate rocks an Intel
Apple's greatest innovation in the iPad seems to be the slim price point, which sounds a little bit backwards for an Apple launch. In the end, given these shortcomings the iPad will join the Apple TV in the footnotes of Apple's history.
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