Exactly... BUT! It’s not easier to steal than a cellphone or expensive smart phone. You wouldn't leave a Droid or iPhone unattended any more than you would leave an iPad unattended. The iPad is not easier to steal than a cellphone. And TBH, it’s not really much easier to steal an iPad than a laptop. A lot of people carry around 13” laptops, if left for a second in many urban areas, you’ll find it missing just as quickly as an iPad, cellphone or smartphone.Green Light wrote:Of course a car and bike could be stolen, chances are when your bikes stolen your not even next to it.
But I doubt you would leave your iPad unattended? It's smaller and lighter than a car or bike.. so it's much easier to get away then say a car, because a car is a huge object that can be seen a mile away.. something small enough to go in a bag is easier to conceal and rob..
In the airport, no matter how big your bags are, you wouldn’t leave them unattended for 3 seconds, you could find them missing just as quickly.
You’re correct that aesthetics play a huge part, Apple prides themselves with great hardware and great software, in functionality, usability and aesthetics.Green Light wrote:Like with everything apples makes it's not all 150% aesthetics, but it has a huge part to do with aesthetics. Steve likes everything to have no buttons.. to be basic yet nice on appearances, but if you compare the price, just get a laptop.. if you had the choice which would you buy a laptop or iPad?
The iPad has literally no learning curve to it. It’s so easy to use. And you still missed the point. It’s not designed to replace a laptop. I have a laptop because it’s what I use everyday to work on... writing, programming, video editing, and photo editing, but an iPad is meant to suit a somewhat different purpose. It’s meant for consumption of data, not so much creation of data. It’s a fantastic portable device that I would carry around with me, to places I wouldn’t even carry my laptop. Just because it might not suit a purpose that you can think of, does not mean it won’t suit a purpose for someone else, and be a valuable gadget for that purpose.
The price is more than a cheap laptop, so what? If I had the choice between your Acer extensa and the iPad, and both I have tried/used. Then yes, I would choose the iPad in a heartbeat.