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    What is the ipad2 like for intensive web browsing?

    I would like to know how the ipad2 fairs for some serious web browsing.

    I am thinking of getting one, and if I do, most (if not all) of my browsing will be done on the ipad.

    Also, I know that you have to open a new page everytime, is it a hassle? Are there browsers that can compensate for both lack of flash and tabs?

    Thanks guys!
    Last edited by youngun; 04-08-2011 at 05:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngun View Post
    I would like to know how the ipad2 fairs for some serious web browsing.

    I am thinking of getting one, and if I do, most (if not all) of my browsing will be done on the ipad.

    Also, I know that you have to open a new page everytime, is it a hassle? Are there browsers that can compensate for both lack of flash and tabs?

    Thanks guys!
    Tabs - get AtomicWeb
    Flash - get SkyFire

    What is serious web browser to you?

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    I do 95% of my browsing on the iPad. Wonderful. And my girlfriend has an iPad 2 (while I wait for delivery of mine) and it is even better.

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    For general surfing it's much better than sitting at a computer. You can browse the Internet as if you were reading a book. I love it.

    For heavy research type browsing though, it can't compare to my 30-inch display which can have many, many windows open and in view at the same time.

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    And pinch zoom while browsing is nice. Being able to quickly zoom a small image is something you don't think about but end up doing. Like the picture of the sleeping cat that was posted here as proof of the utility of iPad camera. It was almost natural to zoom right up on the cats face. People don't talk about the zooming because they don't think about it.
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    I have 2 laptops, one net book and a desk PC...all I have been using is my iPad 2..I love it.. so will you..

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    I would suggest perfect web browser app, it really is pretty much "perfect" in my book, with true tab browsing and it feels a lot like a full web browser in my hands.

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    you will be happy with the way you can search the web and all the neat app make it a very good tech toy

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    iSwifter is another option for flash. Not a good browser overall, but it does the job when it comes to flash.

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    Regarding the various Flash browsers - iSwifter and Skyfire - what happens when you get a link to a Flash video in an e-mail? Does it automatically get to the proper browser or does the Flash browser need to be the default or what?

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