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December 8th, 2012, 20:47
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
I'm not just talking about tablets. Also, "quality feel" is a pointless superficial thing when you get outdated every 6-24 months. Who cares how long your iPad lasts when you're going to upgrade it with that alarming frequency.
This is where economics comes into play - if I spent $829 for a top-end iPad 1 and sold it for $600 when the iPad 2 came out and paid another $829 for that one, and also sold it for $600 to buy the $829 iPad 3, and then repeated that for the iPad 4 … I would have spent $1500 for four top-end tablets with cellular data.

Android devices (like PCs) lack the resale value hold - they are like a car where the second you open the box the value drops by 50% (obvious exaggeration). But in terms of tablets, for $1500 you would get nowhere near the long-term value …
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