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Sunday, 19 November 2017 22:37

With iPad, who needs a computer?


Apple has launched a fun, minute-long video looking at a teenager using an iPad all throughout the day, with an insightful question posed right at the end.

Apple's new iPad video is a must-see masterpiece, not just of advertising, but in its depiction of reality.

With cheap Windows laptops available at ever cheaper prices, they have awful performance, especially when paired with what is nowadays a stunning slow hard disk drive, or cheap but slow flash storage, this is not where you find satisfaction.

Want great performance from a Windows laptop? Then you'll need to spend well over $1000, especially if you're buying a Microsoft Surface device, most of which cost multiple thousands of dollars, but apparenly it's ok for Microsoft to charge these prices, with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella foolishly deriding Apple as a "luxury goods maker," while suggesting iPad users buy a "real computer."

However, iPads start at under $500 in Australia, and the 10.5-inch iPad Pro starts at under $1000, while you'll likely want to buy an Apple Pencil that pushes the price for an iPad Pro over $1000, if not a case too - for performance, versatility and more that WIndows laptops, especially at those price points, simply cannot match. 

After all, with all the world's software development happening on iOS in preference to Android and Windows, and with iPads delivering exceptional processing speeds along with a consistent, reliable experience with excellent specs, the case for an iPad to do all your everyday tasks has never looked better.

Again, compare that to sub-thousand dollar Windows computers that are a dog's breakfast of processor types, storage types and capacities, memory sizes and a woeful app store equivalent, and you have to ask what benefit there is to buying Windows. 

It is this stark reality that you see so ably displayed in Apple's video below, with nary a Windows device in sight.

Watch the video and see for yourself, and marvel at the last line spoken:


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Alex Zaharov-Reutt

One of Australia’s best-known technology journalists and consumer tech experts, Alex has appeared in his capacity as technology expert on all of Australia’s free-to-air and pay TV networks on all the major news and current affairs programs, on commercial and public radio, and technology, lifestyle and reality TV shows. Visit Alex at Twitter here.



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