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I sold my iPad 1 four weeks after getting it and bought a netbook. Still using it today. It's a real computer, does real work, and was a great bargain—none of which was true of the iPad, then or now.

I can't help but notice you don't mention what "real computer", "real work" and "great bargain" mean to you.


I type fairly fast, so a keyboard is a big time-saver for me. I work in many popular file formats, Office, etc, that I can't do much very easily with on a tablet.

So "real" means a keyboard and software that fully handles common work files.

It was less than half the cost of the iPad, a great bargain by comparison.


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