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Is the Tablet Apple's Waterloo?

Jan 21, 2010, 06:02 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Maguire)

[ Thanks to james Maguire for this link. ]

"Am I the only Apple aficionado wondering why -- in hard times -- I need to part with a major chunk of cash for....a smaller laptop? Do I really need a third device, after a cell and a notebook?

"...The tablet is presumably Apple's push into the scorchingly hot netbook market. The problem is, netbooks are exciting because they're so bargain basement cheap -- sub $350 gets you in the game. But Apple won't sell a keychain for sub $350. Rumors about the tablet say it'll retail for about a cool grand to start. Ouch. Then the price will (if forecasts are correct) fall to $750. Still high. "

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