Greetings all iPad users. I've been an EeePC netbook user since early last year. I'm semi-retired, as I got laid-off from my most recent employer of 6 years(back in July 2010). Anyway, I'm a daily/all-day user of my netbook, which it's 12-in. screen is quite good. But, I want to be more mobile. I also am considering cutting back and terminating my cable co. cable modem service, though it has worked well, saving thirty plus dollars would help my budget.
Thus, my debate is whether to consider the first-generation iPad with Apple's discounted pricing, or consider the new iPad 2. I've reviewed the specs of the iPad 2 but is the first-gen iPad really that bad. I understand, like other products, the first version is not always what's expected by the consuner. Oh yeah, so my usage daily are: emails, bit of social networking, watching tv episodes, listening to internet radio off and on, keeping up with technology news. would like to read magazines and books, daily bible reading, photo uploading from my canon camera sometimes, then uploading to like fb.
All iPad users and expertise comments/recommendations are greatly appreciated.