[geeks] iPad - NOT a 'Miss' for me I'm afraid
mh1272 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 08:29:48 CST 2010
On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 7:33 AM, hike <mh1272 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 7:22 AM, Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On Jan 31, 2010, at 7:14 AM, hike <mh1272 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The Nook is black-and-white with all the issues of e-ink.
>>> The Nook is a one-trick-pony.
>>> The Nook has a 3.5" screen
>> No, the Nook screen IS NOT 3.5", it's color toolbar/ad screen is 3.5", and
>> the b&w e-ink screen looks to be about 4x6":
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> Your right, Lionel. The color bar is 3.5". After digging a little, I
> found that the Nook has an 6" diagonal screen for the black and white
> reading/text area. The iPad has a 9.7" diagonal screen for the color
> reading/text/display area.
> Another concern for me is internal travel. Apart from Custom's notebook
> policy, a laptop is too big and bulky for me to travel with. On the other
> hand, the iPad is the size of the books that I generally take with me. With
> the iPad, I can carry 50 of the books that I own in paper and pdf versions
> in the space of one paper book. Since this is the iPhone OS, I can also
> leave the iPad overseas (a gift, etc.) without the concerns that I am
> breaking USA weapons law (encryption programs, etc.). The base iPad has
> enough space for my needs and is cheap enough to leave with a friend. Being
> a "simpler" OS, it takes less training than a PC OS.
> That should have been "international" travel. We travel overseas at least
once a year. Thankfully, we have friends where we go and can leave stuff
with them. This makes the iPad a good choice for travel. Having technical
books available would make the trips more productive. The cost of a USA
iPad is the same as a netbook, if one could be purchased, over there.
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