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skeechan
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Re: So I went into a store...

It's isn't a matter of picking it up and putting it back down. Try holding 5LBS out away from you and see how long you last. Any amount of unsupported weight causes fatigue.


Cheese
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Since you aren't holding the ipad out away from you for long periods of time, that's irrelevant...


Anonymous
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Are you kidding me? You guys are nuts! Mediocre in every possible way but still insanely overpriced - a true Apple product.
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Metatron2008
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I can easily hold 5 lbs for hours away from me. I know 70 year old people who can do that with iPad 1s, the heaviest of the bunch.

Tell me skeechan, what can you hold for hours with no issues?


skeechan
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Really? Try it and you will see how wrong you are. It is obvious that you have never actually held anything out unsupported for any period of time. Just because you can hold something for a minute or two doesn't mean you can do it for 5, 10, 30 minutes or more as you would when reading a book.

Try it, just hold your arms out and see how long you last. You think you could go "hours" like that? No f-ing way Jose. You would be surprised how time slows when you have to hold something, especially something 'slippery' like a tablet.

What can I hold away for me unsupported for hours? Not a damn thing and the heavier it is the shorter I'd last and anyone who claims they can is full of shit.


darcilicious
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Wrong. The iPad 2 is awkward and heavy to hold (for example, when reading an ebook) for any length of time without something for support, and even then, is tiresome on the wrist (say, if you're on the couch and the iPad is on the arm/end).

My mother's Kindle Fire on the other hand? Very nice weight-wise...
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Nezmo
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I will admit my iPad 2 gets tiresome for book reading. A real paperback book works fantastic for reading.
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PhoenixDown
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I have the ipad 3 currently. I like the smaller size of the ipad-mini but I can wait until next year when they'll probably release a retina version.


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said by PhoenixDown:

I have the ipad 3 currently. I like the smaller size of the ipad-mini but I can wait until next year when they'll probably release a retina version.

I have an iPad 2 that I have no issues with at all, but I do like the size of the mini better. Definitely can wait for the retina version (It's not a matter of if, but when).
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RiseAbove
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I got the LTE iPad Mini and it has easily replaced my iPad 3. I to have had all the other variants of the iPad yet I find this one to be the best and offer ultimate portability.

It's beyond easy to carry around and with the 4G LTE speeds I can easily log into work remotely to manage whatever servers I need to get to.

I to wish the screen was retina but I can deal with that until they put a newer version out. Overall I am really impressed with it and I don't see myself putting it down for quite some time.


Metatron2008
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reply to skeechan
Laying on my bed with the device in the air for hours at a time? Holding it as a book for hours? Yes I have tried both Sally.


skeechan
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LOL sure sport.


ptrowski
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Puts every other tablet to shame?


skeechan
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1 recommendation

Certainly anything not running iOS.


ptrowski
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Ok.....


Anonymous_
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Even The Simpsons agrees with my opinion.


Metatron2008
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said by darcilicious:

Wrong. The iPad 2 is awkward and heavy to hold (for example, when reading an ebook) for any length of time without something for support, and even then, is tiresome on the wrist (say, if you're on the couch and the iPad is on the arm/end).

My mother's Kindle Fire on the other hand? Very nice weight-wise...

I played and beat nova 2 on the couch using the aiming method where you move the ipad around.

I played for over 2 hours (At once, it was easily my favorite game on the ipad at that time, I fell in love with it).

You are just girly men.


skeechan
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...that shows should stay on the air 15 years after they stopped being funny? Not quite seeing the relevance but okay. I'm guessing the thread hit the front page. IQ's drop from here.

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I took a look at one on Saturday and I thought the screen was going to be too low res but after looking at it, it doesn't seem bad at all. I thought it was quite a nice device.


darcilicious
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said by Metatron2008:

You are just girly men.

Wrong again. I'm a girly girl and proud of it

BTW moving around the iPad is not the same as sitting up, holding it in front of you to read a book. Especially when it comes to turning pages.

Come back and tell us how that goes (assuming you can sit up and read at the same time).
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Metatron2008
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I've read books for hours too. I once read the entirety of ayn rand's The Anthem while running on a treadmill for one hour (I believe I finished the book in 45 minutes?)

It was an excellent book.