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To iPad or Not to iPad?
iPad Love Fest, Will it Last?
The iPad love fest began last week with rave reviews from a hand-selected group of journalists and continued through the weekend as buyers lined up at Apple stores and then flooded the Twittersphere with exuberant tweets. Infatuated iPad owners giddy with delight gushed on about how much they loved their new gadget. Even normally-skeptical journalists damned Steve Jobs and his cleverness for creating such a fun product.
Who Wouldn't Want an Ipad?
Apple may have sold close to a million (okay, maybe not quite a million) iPads in its "opening weekend." The early reviews are overwhelmingly positive with mentions of how the new A4 processor makes it feel "wicked fast", how the battery lasts even longer than advertised, how clear and crisp content looks on the big high resolution display, and on and on. It all sounds good to us, you'd think the only question would be should you buy one now or wait for the 3G version? For many tech enthusiasts with enough disposable income to plunk down $500 or $600 on this "luxury" gadget, which model to buy would probably be the only question. For the rest of the population that is struggling to pay for their kid's braces or even the monthly rent, the iPad looks less like a must- have gadget albeit a very desirable one. We'll be interested to see how many "less affluent" consumers heed the call and purchase an iPad.
What the Early Reviews Say
Most reviews we read, were extremely positive with lots of buzz about all the new exciting apps like Wolfram Research's Periodic Table, Marvel comics, Maps apps, Netflix and many more that look so impressive on the 9.7 inch screen. On the other hand, there is general disappointment about how iPhone apps look on the iPad. Run in their native size, iPhone apps look odd in a small window surrounded by dark space and when "doubled" to fill the iPad screen they often look distorted with weird type issues. So forget about the claim that iPad owners have 140,000 apps instantly available because they just don't look that good on the iPad.
Some Mixed Reactions
We also picked up on mixed feelings about some iPad features like the amount of glare on the very impressive high resolution LCD screen, the 1.5 lbs. feeling light to some and heavy to others, and the keyboard working just fine for many tasks while others saying they wouldn't want to have to write a long document with it.
Charging Problem Discovered
There didn't appear to be any new major editions to the relatively short list of complaints about the iPad other than a potentially big one about not being able to charge the iPad off a standard PC USB port. Apparently the iPad requires 10 watts to charge it, much more than the 2.5 watts typically available from most USB ports. We'll be watching this issue as the week goes on.
No Surprises in Missing Features
Other than the USB charging issue, all we saw was the usual somewhat short list of missing features including no multitasking, no Flash support and no camera. In fairness to Apple it's only third party apps that can't multitask, you can play music in iPod mode while you read email.

Lack of Flash support is still a big deal, we've heard lots of complaints about lots of blank spaces in the middle of lots of web pages. If you want to see for yourself how pervasive flash is, try uninstalling it and see how long you can go before you get the first message suggesting you install it to view some content

What's the Verdict?

The iPad is a wonderful new gadget that is going to invigorate a whole new segment of computers. The iPad will be on everyone's wish list for birthdays, weddings, the holidays, and more. We still say, "who wouldn't want an iPad?" The only problem is that at the moment, we feel it could be hard for most consumers to justify the expense for this luxury gadget - but that's never stopped consumers before.

Oh, yeah, so what's the verdict? We say if you can afford an iPad, buy an iPad. Of course you may have tto rationalize that decision first. If you can wait a little while, we also might be inclined to hold out for the 3G version with its pretty reasonable data plan.

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Why?

If I want the features offered by the iPad, I would seriously consider the purchase of a full-blown Tablet-PC.

People whinge about the slow page change on the Kindle, but for the ability to copy PDF files into it and the extended battery life because it doesn't have to keep the page updated 30-60 times per second, I would go for the Kindle or similar.

What I would like to see is less frame, a full A4 size reading panel, and "pop-up" on screen keyboard--and a set of "ring holes" down the left hand side so it can be safely stored and carried in a clip-ring folder.

REALLY!

Taplet PCs are nightmares! Its the same bad operating system that they have on their computers just squished down!

I have a tablet and I love

I have a tablet and I love it. It is not a slate so it has it's own keyboard unlike the iPad, which uses one on the screen. I can sit the screen up like a laptop or rotate it so it's like a slate. I have a stylus so I can write on the screen. No, it's not a touch screen where I can use my finger, but I don't want that. I looked into those kind of tablets and the touch screen causes problems when using the stylus. Bonus over the iPad--it has flash! I can watch movies at hulu.com (or netflix). I can play FarmVille (and other Facebook games). I don't have to download app after app to get things. I have an operating system. It's not squished down. My tablet screen is 12". That is bigger than a netbook.

Apple needs to realize the tablet pc has been around. The iPad is not new in that sense. It's just new for the Apple world.

The mouse will never fully go away. There are times when using the mouse is much better than using the stylus and I think the same could be said if it was touch screen. Certain games (and these are basic flash/on-line type games) work better with the mouse.

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I have had every system Apple has produced since the Apple II.
Currently have an iMac, MacBook Pro, iPhone 3gs. I really didn't think I would
need an iPad but I made the mistake of picking it up and looking at it. Bought
it immediately and now it's my new travel partner. I LOVE IT

I dont think anyone should criticize unless they give it a try first.

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Basic need is to read docs/sheets/ebooks in color. Im awaiting for a cheaper product which does this for a fraction of cost.

Fraction of the cost in color

It's called a netbook.

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