Hi all I'm new to the forum and yet to purchase my first Ipad. I will need a 3G one as I'm going to living away for work for 6 months and not bothering with a phoneline.
I'm not really sure what size to get. I have a small laptop with about 75gb which is pretty full and is having niggly problems, an 8gb iPod nano and an 8gb iPhone 3G. I only really want the ipad for browsing and occasional streaming, and I would like a kind of word and excel programme. But if my laptop goes caput then maybe I would need to put all my music on it. Money is an issue but I will pay a bit more if it's really worth it.
Any advice is much appreciated.
Hi Roddy and welcome to the forum! :)
I bought a 32GB Wi-Fi - not planning to download a lot of music (have that on my iPod Touch) nor videos, so that size seems fine w/ me; also, when taking this device 'on the road' most of the places we visit offer Wi-Fi (faster than 3G), so unless you need a connection where Wi-Fi is not available, then the extra cost of 3G was not important to me, but a consideration for your needs!
Apps for the iPad that simulate the Word Office programs include Pages (Word), Numbers (Excel), and Keynote (PowerPoint) - the files are exchangeable - I've only download Pages & Keynote - the features are not as complete as the Office programs but worth a look if you are interested in duplicating those features - good luck in your choices!
Good to hear from you. You’ll find a whole bunch of iPad enthusiasts in this Forum who are only too willing to help other iPad owners and to hear of their experiences. Don’t be afraid to post any questions you may have or use the ‘Search’ button near the top of the Forum web page. I usually find I discover one new interesting and useful piece of information about my iPad every day - and often not even what I was looking for!!
Hope to hear from you soon with your thoughts about the iPad.
Have fun and enjoy your iPad
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