connecting to a NAS isnt the problem, acting as a NAS when it has the movie files on the device already, was.
I couldnt map the ipad to a network share. a HUGE limitation (for me). but really i was probably doing it wrong.
Though it is on iOS8 i think..... whatever the latest apple allows an ipad2 to go to.
Without Flash, all my oldschool flash games wont run. a bunch of streaming game video sites wont either. theres a lot that isnt HTML5 compatible still. an awful lot. Especially when you browse websites that only get probably 10 hits or so a month.
All your chan flash archives, and japanese content is still heavily flash based. Interactive stories, (dare i say?) porn; it all relies on flash player still.
I stopped short of saying the iPad is the better device before, but what the heck .... iPad is the better device, lol.
For you ;)
a couple of features I (believe) they're still missing. (yes ive used an air and what not, i was in the apple store today getting training on them, ironically).
I dont thinjk they can multi-window\split screen. And I think they still dont get a mouse pointer if you connect a bluetooth mouse.
To me, both huge.
To others, quite possibly a non-event.
My $175 Android tablet still benchmarks faster than ipads, and renders 3D when doing CAD work stupidly faster.
Personally, I'd argue the best tablet device is any decent ARM tablet with an unlocked boot loader.
Any OS you like. BSD, Unix, Linux, Android, Meego, Firefox. and the list goes on.
I also can't open it up easily in a couple of years when the battery gets worn. My electronics have a 5-6 year minimum upkeep.
My last laptop was purchased in 2006 (Athlon64), its getting close to upgrade time. But it's had 3 batteries in its life. Still going strong with 0 lag.
Once again, not many will agree, but the sort of cost any of the major players are asking at the moment, personally makes me expect a significant lifespan.
So far all my tech has held up to my expectations :)
Though, I did get an extended session today using FIREFOX OS, which is coming in a close second for me...... very impressive.
Annoyingly, meego has very little traction in english countries (it's what came of Symbian). It's probably the nicest fastest OS i've ever used, just, with very few english apps, its rather useless besides web browsing and the like..... sad really.
Please keep in mind, the genuine praise area's I do give the ipad. If 'pick up and go' is your thing, well the ipad is ready to rock! (plus my love of using one at work! None of that was sarcasm)
But I'm on Atomic, not whirlpool, so modding is where it's at :)
But, if it comes down to 'which ipad do i buy?' After having some sales training at the apple store today; it all came down to: the biggest possible size (storage) of the one you like holding most.
Edited by Master_Scythe, 13 November 2014 - 10:59 PM.