Great product,very awesome!!
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
The reengineered Multi-Touch screen of this 16 GB iPad makes the operation more precise than your iPhone or iPod. Customize your Apple Wi-Fi iPad with nearly 140,000 applications - be it for social networking, games, music or even serious business. The Apple iPad, with a perfect blend of looks and performance is probably the only gadget you will ever need again – except of course, to make calls.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
Apple iPad - An impressively built tablet computer.
The iPad is a touch-screen tablet computer, roughly the size of a magazine, with three models that connect to the Internet strictly over Wi-Fi.
The iPad runs the same software found on Apple's popular iPhone and iPod Touch. Apple calls this software the iPhone OS, and it's generally regarded as one of the most successful operating systems designed for use with touch-screen devices. Unlike conventional computer OS software, designed around the mouse and the keyboard, the iPhone OS responds only to touch input and is generally capable of running only one application at a time.
If you've ever used an iPhone or iPod Touch, the iPad will feel immediately familiar. Out of the box, you get many of the iPhone's capabilities, including Apple-designed applications (apps) for Web browsing, e-mail, maps, photos, music, video, YouTube, and more. More apps can be installed using the built-in App Store software or by connecting the iPad to iTunes via your computer using the included cable. If you already own apps purchased for an iPhone or iPod Touch, you can transfer these apps to the iPad, as well.
The inclusion of the iWorks utilities gives this device a little bit of a laptop personality. Don't let that persuade you into believing that you don't need a computer though. You might be able to get away with ditching a laptop if all you really do is e-mail or very light word processing, but if you do anything more than that you'll like the freedom and ease a full computer offers for more complex tasks. That said, this device is a tremendous leap towards a future tablet style device that may very well be a replacement for your computer, but for now it is more of a casual use device than something you can really expect to do substantial work with. I have put together a presentation in keynote, which was easy enough to do, but pages isn't as intuitive as I'd have liked, and taking lengthy notes or writing long letters/e-mails/reports will probably make it worth considering buying either the keyboard dock or the wireless bluetooth keyboard.
Battery life seems to live up to the claims, I managed to get about 7 hours before getting the 20% remaining battery life indication, which puts it about right for 10 hours or so of total use. One very important thing to realize about charging the device is that presently (at launch) there is some issues with charging via USB from many computers. The iPad is different than other iPod products, it requires a bit more power to charge up, and unfortunately most USB ports aren't set up to support that higher power draw. This is something that may be fixed in a firmware update to allow for a slower charge, or it may simply be that you'll need to either rely on a new Mac (seems like they can handle the power issue) or rely on the wall charger. Just don't be surprised if you plug it into your computer and it doesn't show that it is charging.
All in all, the iPad is an impressive device that might make for a reasonable replacement of a netbook for casual users. For people who need something to really do a lot of work on, you may find that for the price that a netbook or laptop still offers the better value for your needs. Future generations of this device will probably transition into fitting that market better than this first generation. However, if you're an avid reader, casual gamer, music fan, who doesn't do much more on the web than check a few sites, and e-mail. This thing is definitely worth considering!
96 of 96 people found this review helpful.
Apple iPad Wi-Fi + 3G (64GB)
I'm a PC person and normally stay out of the Apple world. However, the Apple tablet PC (called an iPad) caught my attention and I decided if I was going to cross over to Apple, I was going for top-of-line, even if it wasn't brand new. I ended up getting a used Apple iPad with Wi-Fi, 3G, 64GB, and optional keyboard. The iPad itself came in it's original box. I noticed when opening it that there were very few extra parts - everything you want is already built into the iPad itself: the memory, the battery, the WiFi, the 3G. What did come in the box was a short setup instruction sheet, a USB data cable, a wall plug-in charger which you plugged the USB cable into, and a pin for removing the 3G Sim from the iPad. I believe a new iPad would have included headphones too, but that wasn't included with this used one. The optional keyboard came separate from the original iPad box. This first thing you have to do (besides charging it if the battery isn't charged), is plug it via the supplied USB cable into a PC or Mac with Apples "itunes" product on it. I already had itunes, but if you don't, it's available for free download from Apple. You will need to set up an "Apple id" for itunes and the iPad. Usually you just specify your favorite personal email address as your Apple id. Once you have itunes set up on PC or Mac, plugging the iPad in will cause itunes to sync your iPad up with whatever you have in itunes - music, pictures, movies, apps, books, etc. You can also use itunes to backup and/or Restore your iPad. There are 14 preloaded apps. Four basic ones across the bottom of the screen:
Safari - a web browser,
Mail - handles email,
Photos - a photo library manager
iPod - a music/sound manager
and 10 more apps above these:
Calendar - a calendaring application,
Contacts - a contact/address book manager,
Notes - general note recording,
Maps - a mapping application.. no need for a GPS,
Videos - shows videos,
YouTube - interface into this web app,
iTunes - interface into this web app music store,
Game Center - some (not all) iPad games,
Settings - settings values for all apps
Going through the "Settings" app on the ipad was easy. Actually I found almost everything easy. Way too easy to buy apps from the the app store and going over budget. Once you've comfirmed that you want to buy an app in the app store, it downloads and installs itself - and a lot of the apps are FREE! The way the screen re-orients itself to the way you hold it is neat. The iPad uses solid state memory instead of a disk drive to hold everything, but since I got 64G model, I have plenty of room. Now that I already have it:
a)I find that using just the WiFi is usually sufficient since there's lots of free WiFi around. If I had it to do over, I wouldn't have included 3G support.
b) The on-screen keyboard, although not exactly QWERTY, is very usable. I would not get the external keyboard if I had to do it over.
All in all, I have very little to complain about. But there are 3 items:
1) The iPad looks like it would accept an iPhone or iPod charger, but the iPad requires 2 amps before it will recharge the battery, so not all iPhone or iPod chargers will work.
2) Apparently Adobe Flash player will not run on Apple equipment, so you can't watch video on web sites which use Adobe Flash Player.
3) It's easy to start an app, but I haven't figured out a way to kill a running app other than turning off the iPad. (Some Apple expert will probably point me to some free app.)
108 of 111 people found this review helpful.
IPAD Uses review fro User opinion.
IPAD, new fenomena from APPLE.
Will Ipad replace my Iphone/Ipod Touch/Blackberry?
- No. Its a bigger screen Ipod Touch/ Iphone therefore its too big for your pocket
Will Ipad replace my Netbook/ Notebook/ Desktop PC/ Macbook?
- No. Function wise is to limited to replace serious PC/Macbook. It is just in fact a bigger screen version of Ipod Touch/ Iphone using same base of OS (iphone OS instead of Mac OSX)
So Why do I buy this IPAD:
1. Its a cool device from Apple
2. Closest replacement for Magazine/newspaper/tabloid/family album and any other reading and viewing material where you may use it while lying down in the bed before sleeping or it may become your best friend in the restroom/toilet he3x.
3. Faster loading time compare to regular PC/Mac so its just like PDA, almost as instant as opening a newspaper.
4. Lighter than most slate pc / tablet pc. (Close enough to a thick magazine such Fortune/forbes/vogue/cosmopolitan etc)
5. Wider screen compare to other PDA/ media player / Smart Phone.
6. Excellent multi touch screen ability to navigate your reading.
7. Interaction bonuses as its a wifi reading material.
8. It can even manage your email/ ebay bidding and other daily online activity.
9. Enough PC/Mac capability for instant document editing/ auditing/ viewing.
So IPAD its not to replace any of your current gadget, but simply to fulfill additional gadget that you wishing for. For me, I always looking a way to replace an conventional reading material such as magazine/newspaper/brochures etc., which content wise can be replace from the site you search from the internet, problem is we cannot hold netbook/desktop/macbook lying down in the bed, even some slate PC its just still to heavy to hold and difficult operate with one hand, stylus style its even worst. So I put my bet that Ipad may do the job for me.
23 of 25 people found this review helpful.
The Apple iPad Is The Next Step In Computing/Worth 3G?
It feels right to hold the internet in your hand. It looks right to not have a mouse on your screen and just tap a new link with your finger.
• It's awesome to use the iPad like a Wacom tablet for your Mac or PC. It even has the potential to be a wireless extended display or secondary display for your computer.
• The onscreen keyboard looks great.
• Many people complain that the iPad (and iPhone/iPod Touch) can't do Adobe Flash and that its a deal breaker. Flash is CPU hog and is very poorly implemented - it's an "in" for viruses and is a way for advertisers to sneak annoying ads on you. The iPad (and iPhone OS 4.0) are essentially forcing webmasters to move to more standards compliant HTML5 video and animation - a good thing!
• The iPad opens us up to iBooks (an eReader app/implementation) - amazing - way better than the Kindle - even though you can also have the Kindle experience on your iPad too!
• The 3Gs has a 600Mhz processor and seems snappy compared to the 3G or 1G - but the 1Ghz CPU in the iPad is lightening fast - everything is perfectly smooth!
• In my first week of ownership I've noticed battery life is nothing short of awesome - 10 hours one time, 11 another.
• The iPad also supports hardware keyboards (dockable and bluetooth)
• Because an iPad uses standard iPod sync & charge cables, accessories are easy to find.
The iPad makes a great first, second, or even third computer. It will become my main internet device and "eBaying" device ... I used it to type this review.
If you're not an early adopter of the iPad I'd wait to get the 3G version. You don't have to activate it, but it'll be nice if you ever wish to.
But don't forget that you can activate the iPad Wifi on ANY cellular carrier by getting a contract with ANY cell carrier and getting a 3G to Wifi Router such as the MiFi or Cradlepoint router!
118 of 124 people found this review helpful.