09/12/2011, 08:12 PM
WOW - There is some informative and vibrant comments here. I have been reading them all day on and off, whenever my Roadrunner actually stayed connected. I do understand that novices will often come to forums to get help. I have, dare I say, about 12 mp3 players, a few non-branded Chinese players (which require a lot of coddling, as someone said of the TP), so I have spent a lot of time on forums asking for help, myself. It is great to get some balance to the discussion about the TP.
I do not mind tinkering with my own device, and it certainly will help that I will have my own back from HP weeks before I get the two that I ordered, and hopefully more, in my possession. This will give me time to make an informed decision about for whom this would make an ideal gift, and if it is worth more months even trying to track extras down. So far, I am only guaranteed two beyond the demo version I bought for myself last week.
So far on the list of possible recipients are: my mother, 3 cousins, 1 co-worker, and 1 friend, with 3 of this bunch being the most likely candidates. Of the three there is: one woman who works 16-18 hours every day is always rushing, cussing, and fussing (a product of her very hectic life); the one who has just sent her daughter to college and does not have access to a computer; and a gadget freak who likes things to come in nice, problem-free packages - and has probably been spoiled by the iPhone 3GS. So, I really need to make sure that whatever I give, does not cause more frustration for the one, is usable without a computer for the other, and is not going to be a disappointment for the third. Hell as for the last three, they might just get cards - this is getting expensive!
But seriously, as everyone has said I should do, I will do all the updates available before shipping anything off to anyone. I am still a little concerned about what I have read about the cracks and raised glass, but I do not think they will be deal breakers, so long as I know the units will still function and people have the option to return it.
The more I read all of your comments, the more eager I become to get mine. I am not just learning a lot about the TP here, I am also learning about tablet technology and capabilities as well. Like I said, all of this is pretty new to me. Usually, I am obsessing over mp3 players and kung f u DVDs!
Your feedback is much appreciated!