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    Hey everyone. I'm thinking about buying a used 1st gen iPad 16GB WiFi.

    I've owned other Apple devices, including a iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, and a Macbook 2.26 GHz White Unibody.

    I really love Apple products and the iPad seems like a great idea, but I don't want to purchase one if I won't use it. It seems like it would be easy to carry with me to school, possibly replacing my laptop for portable use.

    Does anybody else with these devices find themselves reaching for their iPad regularly when they leave in the morning? I tend to read a lot of news articles and political editorials while in between classes at school. I also read the occasional eBook on my iPhone 4, but the small screen gets annoying sometimes. This is probably the biggest reason I'm considering one.

    Obviously a forum dedicated to the iPad will be a bit biased here, but do you think that for my usage it's worth shelling out $300 for a used one?
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    Hi and Welcome to the Forum!

    I would say get it, you will love it. A lot here don't leave home without their iPads and we have many students who find the iPad so much better than lugging a laptop to classes for taking notes etc. it's just great for reading, the size of the screen makes it such an enjoyable experience. I think you will find, as a lot of us have that your laptop will sit idle most of the time as the iPad is just so quick and easy. Have a look around the Forum and you will discover the many uses the iPad has. If you love your iPhones you are going to love the iPad even more.

    The IPad Forum is a Community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the IPad.
    There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions that you have. If then you can't find the answer you are seeking, then by all means post your question. You will find many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - Discussion Forum for IPad Users It is a very simple app to navigate.
    Reading the iPad Manuals is a great place to start, so please download a copy of these http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    A very informative thread from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the iPad
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us. Enjoy!!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    Hi there and welcome.

    There is lots of good advice and info on here plus plenty of members all too willing to help with any problems.

    Remember, search is your friend.......and please don't forget to read the rules http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html

    These are the hacking section rules for all you jail breakers (and would be jail breakers) http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/2892-hacking-section-rules-please-read.html

    We also have an app for this forum. The link to download the app is: Discussion Forum for iPad Users for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

    If you have other Apple products or are interested in other Apple kit then why not join our sister forum too at http://www.appleforums.net/

    Finally, if you still haven't had enough, how about a video explaining about our other forums (note:you may want to play this at half speed but hey, why shouldn't Phil be excited about our forums!)

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    Good to hear from you. You’ll find a whole bunch of iPad enthusiasts in this Forum who are only too willing to help other iPad owners and to hear of their experiences. Don’t be afraid to post any questions you may have or use the ‘Search’ button near the top of the Forum web page. I usually find I discover one new interesting and useful piece of information about my iPad every day - and often not even what I was looking for!!

    Hope to hear from you soon with your thoughts about the iPad.

    Have fun and enjoy your iPad


    If you don’t already have it you can download a copy of the iPad manual for free.

    Apple - Support - Manuals

    Please read the rules too!!

    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html

    Tim
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