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Comment: Re:3...2...1... Wake up! (Score 1) 617

by ben0207 (#31722836) Attached to: iPad Launches, FCC Teardown Leaked

The problem there is that it would be COMPLETELY BLOODY UNUSABLE.

1: OS X was never written for touch devices. Neither were any of the applications. Assuming it has the same DPI as the MacBook Pro in front of me (13", 1280x800) it would be next to impossible to hit, well, anything on the menubar or the close window button or pretty much anything else.

2: A 1GHz ARM chip isn't fast enough. Funnily enough, I happen to own a 1.25 GHz G4 iMac with 512 RAM and a 1024x768 display. Roughly equivalent to the iPad's specs, and running Leopard like your hypothetical tablet would. It is, again, almost unusable. Applications takes forever to open. Buttons seem unresponsive. It's as fast as it ever was, but it just doesn't compare to modern computers. And your hypothetical tablet would be.

3: The battery would last about 3 hours. And I'm being very generous there.

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