Originally Posted by Chyron8472
Why then wouldn't someone buy a small tablet pc instead of an iPad? That would make a heck of a lot more sense.
Here's my point, simply put: Tablet PCs suck.
Windows 7 (or vista, or XP) was never meant to be run on a multi-touch interface. On that note, 99.9% of Windows Applications weren't meant to be run on a multi-touch interface. The iPhone OS (and every last one of it's programs) was designed from the ground up for enhanced multi-touch manipulation of it's features. I've used a Windows Tablet PC before, and it was the most unpleasant computing experience I have ever had.
Originally Posted by Rather Dashing
I like my consumer devices to work really well now.
With an attitude like that, it's hard for the technology industry to evolve. Do you remember when the iMac originally came out? It was very controversial because it lacked a Floppy Disc drive. Now, weather this was a convenience or an inconvenience is irrelevant, the point is: Apple dropped the format of the past (in this case, Flash) for the format of the future, Compact Disc (in this case, HTML5). And for those who say I'm comparing "apples to oranges", HTML5 and Flash both play games and web video. The only difference for me is that Flash sucks on Apple products, end of story.