Ok I have just seen the video on the apple.com, read few things here and there.
I have not seen any stylus capabilities and CNN is saying that it does not have capability to run Multiple Applications 😦
Really, so it is iPad that can do much better than Kindle (well Steve Jobs said that they will stand on their shoulders) and it is bigger than iPhone. But nothing more ?
Basically it is not computer, it extended version of iPhone. Well they are targeting a different market especially a Kindle Market.
Person is travelling and wants to read and do some work while traveling, can pull it up from the bag, put in the lap, no need for pushing up the screen, just put it in the lap and start using. Want to read the book, see some movie, browse something; you will not be worried about the complex dynamics of the laptop. No space wasted by real keyboard or touch-pad.
I like the idea and the feel. I think Tablet is the way froward, but not chopped off tablet.
Right now it mostly looks like a extra machine someone wants to carry, like Fashion statement. It will target one more market, people who say “Well I basically want surf the net?”; not the ones who say Hey I want to run matlab, or want to use it for my project.
Nothing bad in it, but I am disappointed.
I was looking forward for it to be more powerful. I would have loved it to have Stylus and capability for running multiple applications. Frankly I have 5 to 6 windows opened on my screen. One is some programming environment, a browser checking my email, a document explaining some thing, some folders, here and there.
As for Stylus, that’s what I makes the a tablet attractive. No need of paper and pencil. No need to carry sheets and notepads.
So atleast right now it appears it is not for me 😦