Ipad Vs Netbook
Many consider that the iPad has what it takes to challenge the netbook market. Maybe it’s because of the more affordable price, the touchscreen made available, the apps that can be used on its stable OS or the ultraportable design. No one knows, but many think that those on the market for a netbook should also take a look at an iPad. That’s why there’s so much interest in a one-on-one fight between the iPad and the netbook world. However, a quick look at what each device has to offer will make you understand that there are a lot of things that a netbook can offer extra or at an improved quality level. So, I think that netbooks still have an advantage or two in front of iPads. Here are the reasons behind my sayings.
One thing that netbooks are better at is video chatting. The original iPad doesn’t even have a front-facing camera while even low-end netbooks comes equipped with such a gadget. It’s true that after the iPad 2 was released on the market, the balance was to some extend disturbed, but I still think that netbooks do a better job without limiting you like the iPad’s FaceTime app to video chat only between owners of iOS and Mac devices.
Another advantage that any netbook has in front of the iPad is the possibility to support Flash. The iPad is supposed to deliver the best web experience ever, but the moment it encounters a Flash video is unable to load it. It’s true that HTML5 is slowly but surely gaining more and more ground, but it will take some time until all the sites that make available streaming video solutions will make the switch completely. Until then, iPad users are left trying to locate videos that are also available in the HTML5 format.
What should also be taken into consideration is the fact that while the iPad runs a stable and impressive iOS, netbooks run on the same operating systems as desktop computers, so you will be able to even program on them. You will even be able to switch between Windows 7, Linux and Mac OS X at any time. The iPad only offers iOS.
What the iPad also lacks is USB ports. That means you won’t be able to connect a camera or an ordinary peripheral if you don’t also buy a $29 accessory that you will then have to carry all around. However, even if you have such an accessory, you will still lack the possibility to copy files from your iPad to your computer by using drag and drop gestures. On the other hand netbooks usually come with at least 2 USB ports.
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