My Atari Portfolio has arrived, and what a gorgeous little thing it is indeed. I took some pictures and thought it would be interesting to include my iPad in the background. I promise I’m not neglecting my PX-8, but it’s at work as I have a Win95 box there. I will bring it home soon and take some pictures.
It might be quite amusing to do a tongue firmly in cheek, head to head review of the Portfolio versus the iPad but given that I’m supposed to be achieving something with the PX-8 (at the very least getting Filink working) it will have to wait.
The battery on the ram card (CR2016) was dead so I put in a new one and formatted the card which appears as a disk under DIP Dos. I used format a:/v (the /v switch allows you to assign a volume label after formatting.) The battery compartment sits at the top left of the card and is released by pinching the small plastic lug towards the battery tray allowing you to slide it out.
For now the Portfolio pictures.
So pleased to see that Google has now released an iPad version of Google Earth, it’s the kind of marriage of software and hardware that only comes along once in a while.
Now, it’s about time Apple released an iPad version of Remote.
It’s here, a day early, more soon… (oh and I watched the last episode of Lost last night, mmmm)
Beautiful, responsive, intuitive.
WiFi signal not as strong as other Mac devices, MacBook, iPhone etc.
Typing on keyboard is quick and easy.
I’ve always tried to deny being an Apple Fanboy but the current irrational excitement I’m experiencing in anticipation of the impending arrival of my iPad probably means I must accept my fate.
Ordered on the 10th May at 12.14 AM it was apparently shipped on the 22nd of May.
No estimated delivery time as yet but I dearly hope it is this week, I’d really like to be sitting in the garden typing this on my iPad right now, rather than my slightly tired, albeit trusty MacBook.
I’m already thinking about the new iPhone, what do Apple put in their products to encourage such emacity, is it the same stuff McDonalds put in their Big Mac’s?
And I haven’t even seen the last episode of Lost yet.