quick question for iPad 1 and it's future. :)

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  1. no1up

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    [TD="class: alt1, bgcolor: #FAFAFA"]I was looking in to getting a cheap tablet like the kindle fire for reading, and such. Well one thing leads to another does it not? I can, for about $30 more dollars, $230.00 get an iPad 1. However I was wondering how well this unit still functioned. I mean it has been years since I owned one and I am sure iOS 5.1 is much different. Should I invest in to the iPad 2? I mean I am just going to use it for simple reading, browsing, maybe some Documents with Pages, and simple games. I can play 3d games on my xbox or macbook, however I do use pages and numbers a lot, I remember pages ran ok on the iPad 1 when I had one (first year it was out) I don't know how it would run now. So I guess what I want to know is.

    Does the unit run smooth, or is it jerky?
    does it run rainbow 6?
    How is the browser, is it smooth, or do you still see the check board a lot?
    not knowing the new and more complex apps, Should I just buy the iPad 2?

    Thanks fellas, and ladies [​IMG] (in advanced)
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  2. Midranger4

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    If existing ipad1 hardware limitations ate not an obstacle for you then ipad1 will do fine.

    I rehomed mine to my son when I obtained the new iPad. He is very satisfied with it and knows its limitations.

    As an email and browsing device exclusively it more than fits the bill.

    As time passes you may find its inability to run newer apps may prompt you to upgrade but ipad1 is a great entry point tablet considering they are now heavily discounted on the used market.
     
  3. no1up

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    yes sir, $209+ tax for a 16gb 3g tablet not a bad deal at all.. :) But I would be more than willing to pay the difference if some one can tell me (FOR SURE) that the iPad one simply can not run 5.1 at a satisfactory level. I NEED pages to work, like it worked back on 3.0 :)
     
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    Sorry no experience with Pages. I'm sure someone will chime in.
     
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    I write and use Pages all the time. It's a great program. I've churned out a lot of work on it.
     
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    Hello, no1up, welcome (back ??) to the forum. I have the original iPad, since the very beginning. I use Pages and have the latest version of iOS 5.1. I can tell you FOR SURE it works. In fact, the new iOS version has improved this iPad's processing ability.
     
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    i wish some now would a youtube video up! lol I can't find any with the iPad 1...
    have i been here before?? lol
     
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    lol sorry, I was typing on my phone..
     
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    Still have my ipad1 since first week of release. At 5.0.1 now but am getting ready to go 5.1. Just checking out my favorite forum to see if there are known problems with update to 5.1. Can tell you browsing is fine on the 1. No more checkerboard and now have tabs and reader and other great features in the new Safari. Email still works great. Not a pages user but know that keyboard can be laggy at times if you dont keep the memory free in closing down opened apps. Still a great screen for videos but if a 2 is not much more would go that route for the faster processor and more RAM and facetime is too cool not to have on your ipad. Want a 3 but cant bear taking so little for a 32gb IPAD1 without a single scratch or nick on it. Good luck w your search
     
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    I couldn't help it, I bought it 3... the resolution was like a kiss to my eyes! lol

    I had an iPad 1 in the long long ago, I sold it and have been bouncing around android tablets for some time. I forgot how amazing it was. While I'm still a hardcore android phone user, (don't like small dim screens and no miniSD) I have to say the iPad truly is the king of the tablet hill, and it's utterly amazing how the iPad one still is not outdated. Android tablets that came out a few months ago now seem old and slow. I was going to buy the transformer prime until the GPS thing came up. I don't understand why they keep throwing android tablets out knowing they are no where near the quality of the iPad and charge the same or more?!

    simply said, Loving the iPad 3...
     

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