New Ipad guy (and I am pc and droid guy!)
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New Ipad guy (and I am pc and droid guy!)
Just received my ipad 2 (32G) yesterday. I admit when I saw the original come out, I thought "wow its a big touch". But, I ended buying one because I bought some furniture from Art Van and they threw in a 500 gift certificate. I happened to be in the market for a new laptop and thought I would try the ipad out.
First impressions so far.
1. Thin - like it a lot
2. Light - I admit it is light weight especially compared to laptop or netbook. But with all the hype, I expected it to be lighter. But how can this be a negative since it is best in class in this regard. So it is a positive attribute.
3. Function - seems good and responsive. It is very apple like and will take some time to adjust.
4. Cameras. Not impressed. But I really don't want a camera. I think I may hook my skype up though. I can see that being an advantage. I see no reason why anyone would use this to take a photo. Especially when camera phones are superior (I use a droid x).
5. Overall. Honestly. I plan on using when I dont feel like booting up a laptop. Typing is a pain and not much better than my droid x. But I assumed this would be the case. Basically, the best thing about this is the 10" screen. Resolution seems good too. I like it. Time will tell if it remains in my gadget rotation. But it is in the end very similar to a touch. I think the ipad will be great while in bed, laying around or traveling. It is a sleek sexy device.
My list of tech stuff
-Workhorse PC I built a year ago. i7 930 chip and lots of memory. Love this thing and is what I am on now while my ipad just sits there.
-Cheap compaq laptop with an old amd processor. Just a glorified web browser and light work pc. bare bones system.
-Droid X. This is my life line. I have had it since last summer. Best phone I have ever had.
-Ipod touch 32 gig 2nd gen. Bought it for my wife. Neither of us really used it. My 5 year old has spent more time on it. Probably a wasted purchase considering the lack of time spent using it.
Well that is my tech life and Ipad life in a nutshell. I am the guy that always liked the geeky chubby guy in the apple commercials rather than the slick over the top cool guy. But I still appreciate a good product and I think I will like this Ipad. We will see. I may end up regretting I didn't just by a 600 dollar laptop.
Now I need to root this thing.
04-14-2011 08:34 PM
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Thanks for your great introduction - it was interesting to read your thoughts about the iPad. If you don't like the on-screen keyboard then it might be good to invest in a Bluetooth keyboard. I have a folding one - I'm using it now - and it's great for carrying around with the iPad. Although the Apple Bluetooth keyboard is nice, it's rather bulky and I think I would often find myself simply leaving it behind because it's too inconvenient to take with me. The folding keyboard has a small faux leather pouch into which it can be slipped and it weighs next to nothing either.
Hope to hear from you soon with more thoughts about the iPad.
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