Product Type: Apple Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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iPad is the way forward..You should leave the other tablets!!!
Apple iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 32 GB
Member Name: p_j123
Apple iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 32 GB
Advantages: Price, Screen size, App store, 3G
Disadvantages: No flash
Usually I am against Apple computers as I have not yet understood how to use it fully with ease. Nevertheless when it comes to the apple portable product like the iPod, iPad I adore them, I have owned the iPad for about 1 year and I never thought I would use it as much as I do. When I first got this as a present I must be honest and I was wondering when I would use this, but nowadays I am using every day for at least an hour and maybe more when completely bored. One thing that is important is all portable apple products (like the iPad) are not compatible with flash, therefore you may have issues connecting to websites that use flash.
Memory and 3G
A 32GB iPad is more than enough space for majority of users, unless you are planning to store a film collection onto it! I have around 80 films and these obviously don't fit onto the iPad at once so all I do is insert the films I need, simple! 32GB will probably fit 7000 songs.
I would recommend any iPad user to seriously consider spending that extra money for 3G. This is because the 3G feature allows users to use the internet on the iPad anywhere in the world, as long as you have a data package. In England I think the 3G packages are a little expensive but it is well worth it if you are constantly travelling. U previously had a package with 3 and I must say it worked perfectly and I only encountered some faults when I was in an area with no signals. I would not recommend buying 3G if you will be in you house most of the time using Wi-fi. For any inexperienced users, all iPads will come with Wi-fi not 3G, as 3G costs £100 extra in the UK.
Using the iPad is very simple. To turn the iPad on all you need to do is hold the top right button for about 2 seconds. When turning the iPad off, you simply hold the same button and then a message will appear saying slide to shut-down, you do that and the iPad will close safely. The iPad feels great when using it, this is mainly because of the sleek surface and the large 9.7" screen which is very good compared to the android tablets. The tablets weight under 700g which is heavy when compared to the newer second generations but what do you expect as this is the older version!
The iPad run very smoothly with no lag or problems. The app store much better than android tablets as I always prefer buying apple applications as there is a better variety of good quality applications. Through the app store you can download various applications like Facebook, games and Skype.
Using the internet is very easy, you simply open up Safari which is the default browser for the iPad. There are many features on safari which I admire for example the zooming; all you need to do is pinch the screen either inwards or outwards. The 1st generation iPad does not have a camera therefore when using Skype the recipient won't be able to see you and instead they just hear you. .
With the iPad you are given the standard 1 year warranty but you are able to extend the warranty to 3 years at an extra cost. Apple products have amazing manufacturer support. I am aware of this is many of my relatives have had problems with either their iPhone's or iPad's and they replaced it for them!
The main specifications you will need to know are:
* Battery Technology: Lithium-ion polymer battery
* Estimated Battery Life: 10 hours
* Dimensions (width x height x depth): 189.7 x 242.8 x 13.4 millimetres
* Mass: 680 grams (battery included)
* Display Diagonal: 9.7 " (246 millimetres)
* Display Resolution: 768 x 1024 (786432 pixels)
This product is a must have for any computer lovers. It is easy to use, very fast and will not break down on you. The features are amazing and for the price you pay I would say it is a bargain! The 3G makes this iPad usable anywhere and I use my iPad all the time.
Summary: A great tablet with a very good screen size!
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