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Essentials You Need To Know About Apple's iPad
Posted on: December 12, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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Apple is one of the frontrunners when it comes to computing technology the company has grown from strength to strength. Their most popular series thus far has been the 'i' series, which has enjoyed considerable success over the past decade.

Essentials You Need To Know About Apple’s iPad

Apple is one of the frontrunners when it comes to computing technology the company has grown from strength to strength. Their most popular series thus far has been the “i” series, which has enjoyed considerable success over the past decade. You may have heard of the iPod, iPhone and iMac, and now Apple has added the sleek new iPad to the family. Here is a quick look at what you can expect from an iPad.

The look and feel

At first glance you may see the iPad looking suspiciously like a giant version of the iPhone. You wouldn’t be mistaken, though, as the design was geared towards maintain clean lines, shiny surfaces and a smooth feel. As such, the iPad lies somewhere between the iPhone and the iMac in size, combining the best features of both these devices. As far as the actual size goes, it has a height of 9.56 inches, a width of 7.47 inches, and is 0.5 inches thick.

The screen

The iPad has a 9.7 inch screen featuring a 1024 x 768 pixel resolution. The screen is a larger scale version of the multi-touch screen featured in the iPhone, with the necessary technological enhancements to ensure excellent visual clarity and display. This makes for great viewing experiences whether you are looking at family photos or watching your favourite movie. Being a touch screen, you may be concerned about fingerprints, but the screen is designed to leave the fingerprints almost invisible. The only possible drawback of the screen that has been reported is that it may be too reflective and lack contrast. If you aren’t too keen on doing your extensive typing via this touch screen you can always at a keyboard as an accessory.

The software

As far as the software is concerned, the iPad has been said to feature all the benefits of technology that Apple’s iMac has. It features the OS 3.2 operating system, which is in fact an adapted version of the one that is used in the iPhone. This makes for an outstanding basic component. You then have the ability to spruce up your iPad with all sorts of applications available at the App store, which you can find on the company’s website. Because of the large screen you can view numerous apps at once and this makes switching between them much easier.

Connectivity

A portable computer wouldn’t be much if you weren’t able to use it to surf the web and keep up to date with your emails. The iPad comes in a Wi-Fi only version and a variant that features both Wi-Fi and 3G. With Wi-Fi you are able to connect your iPad to any existing connection so you can browse the web no matter what your location is. With 3G your connection and download speed will improve dramatically, with speeds up to 7.2Mbps. This is convenient if you have to stay in touch and in tune for business.

Entertainment

Not only are all the apps designed to make life easier and more fun, but the iPad has been specially designed to enhance your entertainment experience. The large screen with high resolution makes viewing photos and videos much better. As far as sound goes, not only is the iPad fitted with top quality technology, but you can also add various audio accessories to your iPad or even connect it up to your own audio equipment. So, whether you want to watch movies, play games or listen to music you will always get the best from your iPad.

Now that know the basics of what the iPad can offer you, you can make an informed decision.

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Posted on: December 12, 2010

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