Is it just me or does the iPad with optional keyboard look an awful lot like on of those dusty old netbook things that Steve Jobs hates?
You can carry around a netbook quite easily, try carrying around an optional keyboard with your iSlate iNetbook iPad. Yes I know the iPad has a keyboard on its shiny little screen but ergonomically that thing is going to be nasty to use. If you want to type more than a sentence you’re going to have to place it on your lap, you’re then going to have to both type and look at the screen from a rather awkward downwards position. When you browse the net you don’t simply stare at pages, you also do a heck of a lot of typing.
Oh and you can’t multitask on an iPad. Want to listen to some music on Spotify while you tweet? Tough.
You’ve got probably got tons of USB peripherals you’ll be wanting to use on your iPad. Well you can’t; it doesn’t have a USB port.
There’s a list of other issues with the iPad over on Gizmodo.
I get that it’s not designed to be a netbook. It’s some kind of Blair-ite ‘third way’ wonder machine. As far as I can see it doesn’t really do anything very well.
I will be wrong though and Apple will go on to sell hundreds of millions of units.