Product Type: Apple Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
Newest Review: ... more efficient and I can do more on. This came to me in the form of an iPad. You can download apps search he internet and check emails ... more
My first taste of apple
Apple iPad 3 Wi-Fi 16 GB
Member Name: emcrg
Apple iPad 3 Wi-Fi 16 GB
Advantages: Fast, portable, easy to use, not likely to overheat, logically designed, practical.
Disadvantages: Bit costly, but in my opinion entirely worth it.
I am an incredibly technologically inept individual. In the last two years I have inadvertently murdered no less than six laptops. Granted one was justified, I tripped over the wire, sent the laptop flying across the room while spilling coffee on it as it flew past. I thought it only reasonable that a few days later it gave up the proverbial ghost. The next five however, died without any obvious cause, I presume that the lack of fans (and my habit of forgetting they are switched on) led to the melting of all their graphics cards due the the various companies cost cutting methods. When I finally bit the bullet and bought a shiny new iPad, I smiled gleefully when I realised there were absolutely no fans at all. The ultra thin design makes heat just dissipate, and it runs as silent as a whisper. The speed is amazing, no more waiting for your laptop to think about it's life, you click an icon and it simply opens. The lack of keyboard is unnoticeable after a few days and even if you are very attached to them, you can buy a wireless keyboard which connects to the iPad (or any other apple product you happen to own). Cases are easily affordable, from apple or amazon, and in such a wide variety of styles you can truly put your own stamp on it. There are hundreds of free apps which means you can do absolutely anything you want with your iPad and it's portability is second to none. When I get fed up of sitting in the study, I can just shove it in a small bag (or even my handbag), go for a walk and finish my essay sat up on the moors! Since getting my iPad only a few months ago, I feel as if I am missing a limb whenever I am without it. I had a few initial concerns about battery life, compatibility with windows etc, however the ipad can last an entire day of continuous use and so long as you remember to put it on charge at night, running out of charge is not an issue. There are various apps (both free, cheap and expensive) which bridge the gap in compatibility and so again, I don't feel that this is an issue. The speed, elegance and sheer idiot-proofness of the iPad has made me a true apple convert, I shall never again go back to windows.
Summary: Fantastic product, I could not recommend it more.
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