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Afternoon Vegans,

My iPad has finally made it's long journey from the US to my grubby little hands.

Now as an owner of both, I feel I could be in a decent position to anyone umming and ahhing about either/both.

Any questions?

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Afternoon Vegans,

My iPad has finally made it's long journey from the US to my grubby little hands.

Now as an owner of both, I feel I could be in a decent position to anyone umming and ahhing about either/both.

Any questions?

Can i have your iPad once you've decided it's crap and you're sticking with the vega? :lol:

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The important question: Which do you personally prefer? :lol: I have access to a friends iPad, haven't played with it properly so far but do so very much love my Vega...

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Afternoon Vegans,

My iPad has finally made it's long journey from the US to my grubby little hands.

Now as an owner of both, I feel I could be in a decent position to anyone umming and ahhing about either/both.

Any questions?

My only question is where are the functionality gaps between iPad and Vega (Paul's latest addon and performance pack included), and are they worth the price difference?

Current opinion is no, but willing to be persuaded otherwise.....

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Can i have your iPad once you've decided it's crap and you're sticking with the vega? :lol:

Wife has first dibs on it I'm afraid. :)

The important question: Which do you personally prefer? :) I have access to a friends iPad, haven't played with it properly so far but do so very much love my Vega...

Honestly, just opened it this morning, I'll need to use it a bit longer before making a judgement. First impression is build quality is far better on the iPad, but the lack of ports has instantly pissed me off.

i have a question...in terms of flash how good is the ipad in conparison to the vega???

There is no flash on any iProducts (unless iirc you use skyfire).

So Vega wins that comfortably.

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My only question is where are the functionality gaps between iPad and Vega (Paul's latest addon and performance pack included), and are they worth the price difference?

Current opinion is no, but willing to be persuaded otherwise.....

Again, it's a fresh purchase, let me use it a few days first. :lol:

All I know is I'm furious that before using it I HAVE to - download and install iTunes (bloatware), register the device (including street address and phone number?!) and add a credit card to their records, whether or not I want to buy anything.

GRRRRRRRRRR!

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Again, it's a fresh purchase, let me use it a few days first. :lol:

All I know is I'm furious that before using it I HAVE to - download and install iTunes (bloatware), register the device (including street address and phone number?!) and add a credit card to their records, whether or not I want to buy anything.

GRRRRRRRRRR!

This is going to be incredibly individual, so your answer might not help others much, but being a member of Modaco I assume that you like tinkering with your devices to get them working the way you want and a large part ofz the Android appeal for me is in the tweaking, bricking and fixing of my gadgets... How do you find that this compares to the "Out of the box" touch and go simplicity and sometimes closedness of the iPad?

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Day One, things I've learnt.

Advantage Vega:

Cheap and free apps.

Ports.

Filesystem access.

Customisable.

Android apps general upscale well.

Dolphin browser.

Flash.

No need for iTunes.

Notification bar - damn do you miss it!

Expandable memory.

Google apps suite.

Advantage iPad:

Screen- by a country mile.

form factor feels "right" - width by height.

Keyboard better - but not a lot better than smart keyboard pro.

Default apps are cleaner and better done.

IPhone appear all seem to work, but in a horrible, windowed way.

At the moment, there can be no argument the iPad is better, but is it enough to warrant the extra cash?

Hint - I'm typing this on my Vega.

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This is going to be incredibly individual, so your answer might not help others much, but being a member of Modaco I assume that you like tinkering with your devices to get them working the way you want and a large part ofz the Android appeal for me is in the tweaking, bricking and fixing of my gadgets... How do you find that this compares to the "Out of the box" touch and go simplicity and sometimes closedness of the iPad?

Answering this one from the iPad.

I also love hacking cracking and fiddling with all my toys. That's half the fun.

This iDevices just works bollocks appears to be just that. Bollocks.

Open the box ready play only to find you need to sync it with iTunes first.

I'm a windows/Linux user ffs. Jump on apple.com and download the great evil. Damn thing fails to install because I've got a 64bit install so back on and redownload.

Install the crap which also installs QuickTime. Thanks assholes.

Plug the iPad in, I need to log in with my apple ID which, of course, I don't have.

Now an apple ID you'd think requires an email address and password. WRONG! Email address, street address, phone number, fore and surnames and CREDIT CARD details!!!

So now I've got my crapware installed, I've got my apple ID, and it's plugged in (still not touched the iPad yet) itunes tells me I need to install an os update.

Go for it, I say and after downloading it iTunes says my iPad can't update error code 33somethingorother.

Look down at the iPad and it's frozen. Leave it 10 minutes and it's still black screened.

Google iPad recovery mode, reattach to iTunes and reapply the update.

Im finally able to use my iPad.

Only took an hour and a half.

Apple. It just works.

Piss right off with that.

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Answering this one from the iPad.

I also love hacking cracking and fiddling with all my toys. That's half the fun.

This iDevices just works bollocks appears to be just that. Bollocks.

Open the box ready play only to find you need to sync it with iTunes first.

I'm a windows/Linux user ffs. Jump on apple.com and download the great evil. Damn thing fails to install because I've got a 64bit install so back on and redownload.

Install the crap which also installs QuickTime. Thanks assholes.

Plug the iPad in, I need to log in with my apple ID which, of course, I don't have.

Now an apple ID you'd think requires an email address and password. WRONG! Email address, street address, phone number, fore and surnames and CREDIT CARD details!!!

So now I've got my crapware installed, I've got my apple ID, and it's plugged in (still not touched the iPad yet) itunes tells me I need to install an os update.

Go for it, I say and after downloading it iTunes says my iPad can't update error code 33somethingorother.

Look down at the iPad and it's frozen. Leave it 10 minutes and it's still black screened.

Google iPad recovery mode, reattach to iTunes and reapply the update.

Im finally able to use my iPad.

Only took an hour and a half.

Apple. It just works.

Piss right off with that.

Hahaha! Thanks for the reply man, thats kind of amusing and sonewhat satisfying to know. I've never owned an 'i' product, so i dont have any direct experience with them out of the box, ony using them when handed them by friends. In comparison I found the Vega setup really damn easy, especially since I already had a gmail account, didnt even need to plug it in, just hooked it up to the wireless.

How does the iPad compare in general use? Also, have you tried any cross platform apps like Pulse news reader to see how they compare over both devices?

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I hope you got a good, or outstanding deal on it!

Given that the announcement for Ipad 2 is immanent...

For the £200 extra for the Ipad, the Vega is a complete no brainer for me, and I am an Apple product fan.

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I hope you got a good, or outstanding deal on it!

Given that the announcement for Ipad 2 is immanent...

For the £200 extra for the Ipad, the Vega is a complete no brainer for me, and I am an Apple product fan.

Got it from the US on a black Friday deal, pretty much cost me £300. So only £50 more than the vega.

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Got it from the US on a black Friday deal, pretty much cost me £300. So only £50 more than the vega.

Crap in a basket that is a good price, was shipping expensive?

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Crap in a basket that is a good price, was shipping expensive?

Deals over now, probably won't go that low until the launch of the iPad2, but shipping is cheap when you have an American wife whose family ship big boxes of stuff every few months.... :lol:

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Deals over now, probably won't go that low until the launch of the iPad2, but shipping is cheap when you have an American wife whose family ship big boxes of stuff every few months.... :lol:

Let me know next time, I could murder some IBC :)

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Wait till this is out then compare:

Holy crap!

You just ruined my day, I'm totally impatient and now cannot wait for 3.0

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