The other day I wrote about almost buying an iPad Mini but the price and lack of GPS stopped me. I Came THIS Close To Buying iPad Mini!,
I went looking around today. I went to Stanford Mall, where there are Sony, Microsoft and Apple stores. I almost bought an iPad mini, but Apple talked me out of it.
… It costs too much, but I would have bought one one the spot anyway. But then I found out it doesn’t have a GPS in it. To get one with a GPS you have to pay another $130 to get the cell-enabled device. …
Apple. This is the company that charges $30 for a 5-cent cord. So, no sale. Android devices have GPS, and I have a wireless hotspot on my phone so I do not need a pad with cell service in it.
So I finally bought the Nexus 7 and I just couldn’t be more impressed, especially with the new Android 4.2 OS upgrade. You can customize the OS to work the way you work, etc…
Between this and Windows 8 I feel like Apple is over, they have been leapfrogged. I’ll probably get a Windows or Andriod phone next, too.
The hardware is good but their pricing ruins it. I mean, we’re looking to replace a 15″ Macbook Pro and I go to the Apple store and it starts at $1800 but that’s with a slow 5200 RPM drive, and the lowest-available upgrade — $10 to $20 when ordering PCs — is $150. 512GB solid state is another $1,000, when PCs come with hybrid drives now and you can just buy a 512SSD for less than half that. Antiglare screen is another $100, etc. etc.
The “Retina Display” model runs from $2200 to $2800 before you add anything. ($3750 with more ram and a big flash drive. I don’t think you can pay that much for any PC laptop anywhere.)