A big ipod touch?

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    Is the Ipad just a big ipod touch because that is what I see a lot of people referring to it as?

    I have an ipod touch but am considering buying the new IPAD. Using the internet on my touch gets old as it is slow and very small screen. Is the internet on the new IPAD a lot better than the touch? I sure hope so.
     
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    What are you intending to use it for?

    On the one hand, it'd be a chuffing catastrophe if you were looking to use it in your pocket / down the gym.

    On the other hand, I've been using mine for games, video, internet, and a PhD thesis and it's been utterly kick-ass on all fronts. It's revolutionised the way I work.
     
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    Mostly internet, games, music, videos. My concern is I really do not enjoy using my touch for internet use, would I feel the same way with the ipad?
     
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    Yes,
    Truth be told it is. However, the iTouch is easy and very beneficial to music and many games but tedious given it's size of screen for much of everything else.

    The iPad is by far a huge improvement in form, fit and function over the iTouch. It obviously allows the use of apps otherwise either unavailable or near impossible to use on the touch. Overall pleasure, enjoyment and usability is unmatched with the iPad.

    Internet performance: Obviously it is always directly related to your wifi source yet I find it as fast if not faster than the touch. But typically I am on a minimum of a 54mb connection. In town I also find the 3G to be fine as well. Big picture, surfing and everything else "internet" is much more enjoyable on the iPad.

    Cheers
     
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    The on screen keyboard is, obv, lots bigger. You can also get a hardware keyboard for the iPad - something that (IMO) is a major advantage over and above the iPod.

    I find it far, far more user friendly. And have no difficulties on the iPad (where by choice I'd use my PC over my iPod). At the end of the day, it still isnt a full-on laptop, but with a stand and a keyboard it isn't far short.
     
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    Right, an iPad is certainly no laptop replacement but my daughter has a touch and my iPad 2 is certainly more enjoyable to use for surfing the net than that iPod.
     
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    With my ipod touch every time I change tabs the page reloads itself which is very annoying does this happen on the ipads?
     
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    I don't surf much with my iTouch now yet believe "Safari" functions the same on both devices etc
     
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    Yes.

    Though not - I think - on 3rd party browsers? e.g. Atomic / Skyfire.
     
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    why does this still happen
     

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