Choices, iPad vs iPad2
At first glance iPad is good enough.... 15 million folks felt the same way until now. iPad2 has been released and 40 million will end up with them. Why. Its a better unit. Thinner and lighter makes it easier to hold in one hand. Important when reading books, etc. The cameras were added for video chat... via FaceTime ... apple to apple sharing... could be a biggie. But the real biggie is performance. Dual core means faster everything ... also the Graphics performance is up to 7 times better than ipad, Xoom, or whatever has also been announced todate. This means that imovie editing of video clips is EZ. The gaming community will be so excited... a whole new world. Everything will be faster. Garageband is a deal breaker. The performance is what some musicians would have paid $300 for on full computer systems. As an app I think it is $4.99. Then there is mirroring via HDMI to TV or projectors. Important for sharing, presentations and educational stuff.
I sold ipads for a large electronics retail outfit. (known as the Apple expert in the store ... only because I dig, learn, got enthusiastic... super product). I am getting the ipad2 for my bride. I could have gotten the ipad orig for $200 less, but I want the better model... because I know me ... always would be wishing for the better one. I have built lots of PCs because I could. Why upgrade ... because it was faster, better , more storage, etc. I can be very patient, to get what I really want ...My opinion ... Your choice.