Product Type: Apple Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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Fantastic portability, productivity and fun
Apple iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 32 GB
Member Name: davidraybould
Apple iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 32 GB
Advantages: Quality design that is both highly portable and easy to use
Disadvantages: Cannot download Adobe flash player
I absolutely love my Apple I pad II. I am not going to go overboard on detailing the features and technical information because there are lots of great reviews that do this far better than I could, but I feel the need to make it clear that the I pad really is an incredible piece of kit.
I went for the 32 gb 3G version after thinking about it very hard. The memory size is purely down to personal requirements, but for me it was easy to rule out the 16Gb version because I have around 13gb of music that would use up the memory for a start. You don't have to transfer your music to your I pad if you don't want, which is handy to know, but I still think the larger memory is the better option. Having said that I didn't feel the need for the 64gb version as I can't see my self ever using that amount.
In terms of the 3G feature I would definitely recommend choosing this feature over the none 3G version unless you are absolutely certain that you will only need or want to use your iPad in a place that you have a reliable wi-fi connection. For me the whole point of having an iPad was so that I could be flexible and mobile with a variety of tasks and functions and without 3G the functionality is limited if you are on the go. For the sake of £75 or so you have so much more potential at your fingertips and you can buy pay as you go data packages so don't have to commit to a monthly contract.
I always knew that the iPad would be an extremely good toy, but always thought the price was quite steep for a bit of fun. Over the last few years I looked into them closer and closer to explore the utility as a work tool. I eventually convinced myself that it could be more than a toy and might be worth trying for work (as well as fun). I took the plunge and hoped I was right.
It turns out quite emphatically that I was right. The features and apps that you can get (many for free) really turn this device into an incredible portable piece of kit. I knew I could check e-mails and surf the net, but it's also remarkably good for creating documents, storing your calendar, voice recognition transcription and general sharing of data and information.
As someone that has an unpredictable work routine, often taking me away from my office, but not always with prior warning, this device has given an incredible injection of diverse flexibility and means that I can pretty much continue with any ongoing tasks while I am on the go rather than having to wait to return to my office.
It is the first tablet that I have owned so can't compare to others but I have absolutely no hesitations or reservations in recommending this product.
Aside from work productivity there are so many fantastic features for pleasure that can be downloaded. This aspect of it really makes it the complete package. The streamline design is perfect for easy portability, but at the same time it is large enough to make it very easy to use.
I have barely used my PC since buying this. I would not go so far as to say that it can replace a PC, but it is the perfect companion that just adds a different dimension to your possibilities.
Summary: Excellent and much more than just a toy
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