iPad vs Booklet 3G/Netbook vs N900/Smartphone vs laptop: Which is the most productive device?

| January 28, 2010 | 8 Replies

Imagine you could only have one device on a day’s work.

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Steve Jobs criticized netbooks yesterday saying netbooks aren’t better than anything.  Apple are now trying to carve yet another new niche (the path pre-paved by iPhone) or at least make people think that’s what they’re doing.

Really, they’re just polishing, adding sprinkles of BS (and some genuinely good stuff) so people will think this is something they need. I can see where it would be cool to have one. It seems to start at a great price point too.

As it stands though, there seems to be no multitasking. It might come. But right now, it’s not there. I’ve taken multitasking for granted on the N900, juggling tasks is what helps me to be productive. Pity there’s no GPS, it would have made a killer 10″ sat nav (if you can find a clamp big enough to stick it to your car). Guess that’ll be in the upgraded iPad.

There’s no camera either. Not entirely sure if there’s flash. No memory card. No cellular calls (not that there’d be any point). Don’t really get the same portability (at least pocketability) of smartphones so you lose the convenience of always being with you.

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Typing is another concern if I were to swap this with a netbook. There’s a keyboard accessory but you’d have to lug that around. A nice compromise would be an iPad case 2.0 where the protective case is also a keyboard. So you have essentially a netbook looking device but it can detach as a separate tablet when necessary. But both can still be carried together in convenience. Booklet 2 maybe?

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  1. llaadd says:

    Well guess what…it’s a bit useless in the UK for 3g unless the UK networks are going make a special MicroSIM for it like AT&T have:

    “the Ultimate network lock”…a physically different SIM!!!

  2. Daniel says:

    totally agree…. I think Apple dissapointed me on this, a downgraded OS X would have been a totally different story, but a “not” multitasking big screen, well, it has nice looks, and can do “apparently” nice stuff, but 1 at time :S no thanks, the N900 can do much more…. what Nokia should learn is… same apps can run in it, no need to buy a diff. version, that’s something to lear on…

  3. Jimmy Trent says:

    I think they all have their uses & are best suited to different situations. My only advice if you are gonna buy laptops with the intention of selling for profit, that you find reputable laptop suppliers because I think that people’s expectations these days are quite high. Price is not everything, the product needs to have good longevity.

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