skywriter wrote:theinonen wrote:And who would pay 500$ for iPad, when this is 200$
http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/05/marv ... decency-p/
because the hardware is only a piece of the cost. your smartbook has linux on it, so yeah why pay more than $200 for a lousy user experience and access to everything you can always get with linux anyway?
god forbid anyone pay for software anymore! even when it's very, very slick!
Well, in this case this is certainly true.
Seems to me that Apple took the easy way and ripped the OS straight from the iPhone.
If that is the case, Apple had to pay only for development of new hardware as the software was allready there. Why then pay extra, if you can get hardware with similar specs for half the price.
And I am actually happy to pay for software I like.