Tablets

Are people seriously paying thousands of dollars on the newest iPad? I mean, don't get me wrong, it's got great hardware, and it's an Apple product and all, so it'll naturally have that premium factor to it, but still... is it still just a new iPad like all of the older ones, with slightly stronger hardware... or is it actually a reinvention to the formula? It's crazy how it's been over a decade and tablets, a type of machine that literally made Microsoft go and reinvent Windows because they were sure it would be the future, haven't even replaced those good old laptops most people have, and it really doesn't look like they will any time soon actually.

I'm thinking of biting the bullet though, I did own tablets before, a couple of weak Android ones in the 2010's from hardware manufacturers I can't even remember the names of, but I liked it, now I'm thinking of getting something more premium instead, though the iPad's a bit on the expensive side for me, and I don't own anything Apple, so it makes more sense for me to get something that runs Android, are Samsung the only ones that do put Android tablets out regularly or are there a few decent Android options from other brands? I'd love something that's not too weak, nor too expensive, and with most features a laptop has.

Anyways, I'll have to look deeper into it, do a bit of research myself, I'm only asking for advice in here because, well, we never know, maybe I'll go and run into the IQfy users that just so happen to love tablets and know a lot about them. I'll likely go with Samsung just for the support and overall familiarity I have with their stuff, and One UI that I quite like, though I'm still torn on the model, it seems that, just like their smartphone lineup, the tablet lineup is big and all of them are good at something, but suck at something else. Well, how does everyone here feel about tablets? What about the newest iPad? Is it a real game changer?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they are comfy for botnet usage

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i like my surface go but i preferred my old asus t100 due to the more robust keyboard.

      i think apple is going to push "local ai", and then the powerful m1 chips might make sense

      and samsung might put out some good offers now wrt new ipads coming out

      t. samsung enjoyer

      I’ll consider it when the iPad can run the same osx interface and apps a MacBook can.

      OP's post sounds like an ad.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        in any case , “biting the bullet” sounds like a consooooooomer impulse purchase at a minimum……………..

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          And can you blame him when looking at this masterpiece of engineering? Though makes me think why the frick it took them 4 years to perfect the keyboard, somehow I doubt that weight was the only issue.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it’s getting similar enough to my m1 MacBook that id consider a tablet .

            but i don’t want to be locked into the fisher price ios experience so it’s not a desktop replacement yet. no reason it couldn’t be, its the same architecture now

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            OP mentioned he'd go for Android and not an iPad though.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i like my surface go but i preferred my old asus t100 due to the more robust keyboard.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >i like my surface go but i preferred my old asus t100 due to the more robust keyboard.
      Are you insane? Just buy a superb keyboard and use it for the go. No one is forcing you to use that terrible clip on keyboard. It's the perfect tablet for this because of the stand on the back.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Just buy a superb keyboard and use it for the go
        buying a non-fitting 3rd party peripheral kinda defeats the purpose. instead of carrying one sleek device i'd now have to carry two that may not even fit in the same pocket together.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >3rd party peripheral
          Normal keyboard, like sexy mechanical ones if you are into that fetish. Or topre if you want to create rythmic seducting thock sounds to attract females in public.

          >instead of carrying one sleek device i'd now have to carry two
          Yes, that's the price you pay for an orgasmic typing experience. Anyone can cope with flat moronic keyboards, but there is a better way.

          Atleast have the option depending in what you are going to do.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i think apple is going to push "local ai", and then the powerful m1 chips might make sense

    and samsung might put out some good offers now wrt new ipads coming out

    t. samsung enjoyer

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’ll consider it when the iPad can run the same osx interface and apps a MacBook can.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >open safari on newest ipad
    >buy something that costs thousands of dollars
    You have just "paid thousands of dollars on the newest iPad"

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, ipad is a device you buy every 7-8 years (or more) because ipadOS doesn't allow you to use the power in any meaningful way in the first place (unless you use one of the 3 art focused apps that does use that power, if you want games you can get a steam deck clone that plays actual games for less).

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I aint reading all that shit but judging by the first few words you're poor. The only people who b***h about how others spend their money are poors.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Been using 2020 Pro as my main computer and will buy the 2024 one unless reviews show some surprising flaws. It doesn't do really anything different from my current one (though the keyboard is nicer, and the pen changes do appear like a huge deal) but the faster hardware is crucial for me, since Stable Diffusion is a lot nicer on iPad than on desktop.

    Generally … I don't think I'd recommend it to anyone else, unless you're already interested and know why. I find tablets lean to two extremes. It's either for the super casual users, who don't need anything elseor for some ultra pro users who want the exact package they get. For everyone in-between, there are just too many compromises.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >since Stable Diffusion is a lot nicer on iPad than on desktop.
      please elaborate, iChad.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        reads to me like he's too moronic to use it on desktop

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          oh, i thought he meant there was some AI chip in the 'pad making it super fast or something. he probably did just mean it was not as buggy or something.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The UI on all of the desktop interfaces (and boy, it feels like I tested them all) is just horrible compared to Draw Things. (inb4 but you can adjust it … still looks like ass, no matter what I do).

          Though as for my moronation, I haven't figured out how to use TCD sampler with Automatic, while it's already included with Draw Things.

          oh, i thought he meant there was some AI chip in the 'pad making it super fast or something. he probably did just mean it was not as buggy or something.

          Sorta? Considering it's mobile hardware, for me it's kinda crazy it works at all on 6gb RAM and a chip from 2018. But AFAIK the Core ML translation is still in a very early phase, so there is a lot of room up too. Like, it takes me about 90 seconds for decent 4 step results in 1024*1024 with a Lightning model vs <28 seconds on a desktop from 2023 with a GPU that consumes more in idle than entire iPad. Now, okay, the GPU scales much better with more steps and other samplers, so doubling and tripling the steps still doesn't take much longer than 30 secs while every additional step on iPad costs 20 secs but were talking about a fricking A12Z here, so I'm pretty hyped to see what M4 can do.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The whole ad was stolen from LG who did it better the first time. Crapple is a joke

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Main issue with ipads is the software. They don't support proper deskop apps, so you can't use it as your main PC. Even with the stage manager, they have a long way to go.

    On the other hand, the mobile apps it does support, make many "on the go" tasks so much quicker and easier that the desktop ones would. Ex. quick basic retouching of photos on ipad is just dream. You can run the same filters, a phone applies to your photos, on an image taken with a DSLR and the pen makes it even easier.

    At the same time, using ipad for coding, your best option is to carry around a Raspberry Pi to plug it in as a portable dev server with vscode server on it as you have zero access to lower level system functions on ipad.

    I'd say, get a used ipad air with m1; the m series cpus are just way above and beyond anything android devices have.

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