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Apple's iPad? The Lowdown On One Of The Most Anticipated Devices In Its Class
Posted on: December 12, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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The iPad falls under the category of being a tablet computer. These are generally rectangular devices with a flat screen, featuring a touch screen or electric pen. Two versions of the product were released, one that was solely WiFi, and the other that featured both Wi-Fi and 3G.

Apple’s iPad – The Lowdown On One Of The Most Anticipated Devices In Its Class

Apple’s iPad has undoubtedly been one of the most anticipated devices in its class. It is the company’s newest release in the “i” range, previously made popular by the iPhone, iPod and iMac. Since its launch early in 2010, the iPad has received mixed reactions from computer fundis and well as Apple enthusiasts. If you have been considering getting your hands on your very own iPad then get a closer look at what it has to offer.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 9.56 x 7.47 x 0.5 inches

  • Weight (Wi-Fi only): 1.5 pound

  • Weight (Wi-Fi and 3G): 1.6 pounds

  • Screen: 9.7 inches

  • Resolution: 1024 x 768

  • Processor: 1 Gigahertz

  • Capacity: 16GB, 32GB and 64 GB

The iPad falls under the category of being a tablet computer. These are generally rectangular devices with a flat screen, featuring a touch screen or electric pen. Two versions of the product were released, one that was solely WiFi, and the other that featured both Wi-Fi and 3G. by having a quick look over the specifications you can see that the iPad is somewhere between the sizes of an iPhone and an iMac. Not surprisingly then, the technology featured in the iPad falls between the two devices as well.

Advantages

Having been fitted with technology a step up from the iPhone you can expect much of the same from the iPad. The larger touch screen is perhaps one of the most notable features, bringing top quality technology to a larger scale. This makes viewing and switching between numerous applications much easier. Because of the size of the multi-touch screen many of the typing errors can be eliminated. The iPad’s size also makes it more convenient to cart around than a laptop. Since the iPad is fitted with Wi-Fi you will be able to connect to any existing connection, making surfing the net much easier irrespective of your location. The additional 3G feature in the latest model of the product makes for faster connections and therefore faster downloads.

Disadvantages

No device can ever truly be perfect simply because the computer market features such a wide variety of consumers. For the most part the iPad seems great at first glance but it is important to note that it comes with a set of disadvantages. As far as the size goes, in isolation the iPad seems lightweight and easy to carry, but if you are the type of person who is on the go most of the time the weight will start taking its toll over time. While the iPad has space for seemingly countless amounts of apps, the downside is that it is not always easy to have numerous programs running at the same time, making multitasking a difficult feat on the device.

Accessories

If you have been impressed by the iPad so far you will be happy to know that it comes with a range of accessories. If you want a better audio experience you can always invest in the special earphones, microphone and remote, which come with special individual controllers, making adjusting your media much easier. If you do a lot of typing and find the touch screen a bit daunting you could always get the connector or wireless keyboard, making life easier. For connection to televisions, projectors and PCs there is a range of different connectors that will enable you to plus your iPad into your home devices.

These are just some of the aspects to consider when it comes to the iPad. Whether you are getting one for business or pleasure it will definitely enhance your mobile computing experience.

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Posted on: December 12, 2010

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