Anyone had an iPad for a while?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by TheStar, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. TheStar

    TheStar MDL Novice

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    I was thinking of getting an iPad and was hoping to gather some opinions. I already have an iPod touch.

    Has anyone had one for a while and still love it? Is it a big difference from the Touch - aside from the obvious?

    Has its novelty worn off and you might just stick with the Touch?
     
  2. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    My sister owns one. Had it two months and can't put it down. She love's it. If your going to buy one wait a little while and get the ipad 2. Improved connectivity etc. Personally for me though i wouldnt spend that much on a pad. Sooner get a lappy or desktop. :D
     
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  3. TheStar

    TheStar MDL Novice

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    Thanks. I actually have a laptop that I use to surf the web while I'm watching TV. I was thinking the ipad might be a little better (more comfortable/easier to use/smaller).
     
  4. alextheg

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    For me the ipad is style over substance. Just my personal opinion though.
     
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  5. TheStar

    TheStar MDL Novice

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    Thats what I'm afraid of. It seems like a bigger Touch, without adding much functionality.
     
  6. charles1

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    #6 charles1, Feb 6, 2011
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    Does a ipad have lan ethernet or usb connection?
     
  7. ancestor(v)

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    Pretty much says it all :D
     
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  8. Skeptical

    Skeptical MDL Novice

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    The iPad is alright if you wish to browse the web, that's about it. Plus the new one is rumored to be on it's way so I'd give it a miss.
     
  9. Canadian-Wolverine

    Canadian-Wolverine MDL Junior Member

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    ok that pic was funny..

    For the OP
    Ive had one for a year, its fantastic to use what its designed for, patio browsing, on the go and you need to know peoples numbers or where to go as a business tool.
    Jailbreak it and you can have a bit more fun with it.
    USB work ONLY on low power stuff, so no external drives, no rocket stick etc.
    the 3g version is bloody fast online in the city or in the middle of knowhere
    ethernet-nope but wifi is pretty good and range is damn impressive if you have a good wireless n setup.

    I think right now i would hold off till june/july when the ipad2 comes out, just for the extra features on the hardware. software will still be the same.

    personally, id still buy one over any other tablet, and ive played with most of em...

    flash would be nice though ;)
     
  10. Skeptical

    Skeptical MDL Novice

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    You should wait for when the Android 3.0 tablets are released, they look pretty hot.
     
  11. TheStar

    TheStar MDL Novice

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    Right, the new Motorola XOOM looks pretty nice. I'm going to have to go and actually pick it up and play with it. The iPad was a lot beefier/heavier than I expected.
     
  12. SoulSnatcher

    SoulSnatcher MDL Novice

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    No, I don't own an iPad.

    It is mighty appealing, though. I'm to purchase and jailbreak one.