Sunday, May 23, 2010

Last iPad Review

If you are reading this iPad review, you are probably still wondering if you should spend $499 or more on an iPad, and you are looking for answers. In this post, I will try to tell you what the iPad does (or does not), and how good (I think) it really is. Many aspects of the iPad are covered: design, display, books, videos, cool apps, productivity, gaming, web, battery life... you name it. After reading this, you should have a good idea of whether or not the iPad is for you and what it will really bring on the table. If not, well... you can leave a comment! Let's dive in...
  • External design (Beautiful)
  • Display (Very good)
  • User Interface (Easy)
  • Media Consumption (Very good)
  • Productivity (Below average)
  • Gaming (Getting better, but...)
  • Web browsing (Good but incomplete)
  • Social Media (Effective)
  • Battery Life (Excellent)
  • What could be better? (Plenty)
  • Is this a Netbook/laptop killer? (No)
  • Conclusion (Very good, but not for everyone)
What the iPad is "useful for" will evolve with new apps and ideas, but in the end, it is just a tool that should help you do what you usually do... more easily and in a better way. You have to ask yourself why it would be useful to you. Actually, if you think "what is the purpose of this?", then there's probably no reason for you to get the full article: ubergizmo

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Apple iPad Full Review

Apple’s gene pool has just gotten larger with the addition of the iPad, a tablet that can surf the web, play videos, music and games, and view email, ebooks and more. It’s like a giant iPod touch but it’s also much more than the iPod touch thanks to the very large display that opens up seemingly endless possibilities for media consumption and application interaction. The 9.7” capacitive touch screen makes the iPad a very strong PMP and the easy-to-sync feature to iTunes ensures it’s painless to get all your multimedia content to the iPad as long as you stay within Apple’s walled garden. Thanks to the iPhone, the iPad has a familiar OS and essential apps, and soon no doubt a huge selection of apps and books will be available in the App Store.

Those who speak Apple and get Apple’s ultra modern designs will fall in love with the iPad as soon as they lay their hands on it. If you have the money and want a fast web surfing device for the couch, great gaming, magazines and sharp video playback you should get the iPad. For serious productivity users, the iPad doesn’t replace your notebook. For iPhone diehards, the iPad doesn’t replace your iPhone. At 1.5/1.6 pounds, the iPad is perfect for the living room where even kids can play with it without the risk of messing up the OS and built-in applications. The hardware is another story... Read the full article: mobiletechreview

Friday, May 14, 2010

One of best computers ever

It’s a computer that many people have been wanting for years: a slim, ten-hour computer that can hold every document, book, movie, CD, email, picture, or other scrap of data they’re ever likely to want to have at hand; with a huge library of apps that will ultimately allow it to fulfill nearly any function; and which nonetheless covers the dull compulsories of computing (Mail, the web, and Microsoft Office-style apps) so well that there will be many situations in which this 1.5-pound slate can handily take the place of a laptop bag filled with hardware and accessories.

I’m here to tell you that in fact, we haven’t seen tablets before. And maybe the iPad is the only true tablet we’ll get in 2010. The hardware we’ve seen in years past, (and what we’re likely to see in these Android devices) are laptop computers with the keyboard section broken off. They’re not fundamentally touch-based computers, they’re the products of old thinking. When Apple looks at a fingertip, they see a warm, living thing that can feel. They don’t see a poor substitute for a mouse... Read the full article: suntimes

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Apple iPad

Months of speculation, feverish lust, an überhyped prize that could disrupt the status quo of computing. You wouldn't be the first person to compare the run-up to Saturday's arrival of the iPad to the prelaunch mania that surrounded the iPhone. Apple's freshly conceived slate-style computer promises to influence the media, mobile entertainment and publishing industries the way its close cousin the iPhone has affected wireless.

The first iPad is a winner. It stacks up as a formidable electronic-reader rival for Amazon's Kindle. It gives portable game machines from Nintendo and Sony a run for their money. At the very least, the iPad will likely drum up mass-market interest in tablet computing in ways that longtime tablet visionary and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates could only dream of...Read the full article: usatoday

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

It's an iPad!

At first glance, the device does not look like much, and, as rumored, it basically resembles a large iPhone, complete with a home button and glass touch screen. True to the style that has come to define Apple products, the device looks simple and well-built, with a rigid glass display and a inch or so of bezel area around the display. The display is a full capacitive multitouch panel, as was expected, but is also an LED-backlit IPS (In-Plane Switching) display that has a great viewing angle. The back is aluminum, and there are various connectors on the sides for power, sleep, and volume controls.
On the inside, Apple has given us a surprise. The device uses an Apple-designed chip it is calling the "A4," which runs at 1GHz and is used for managing everything: processing, graphics, and I/O. The system has between 16 and 64GB of memory, contains Bluetooth and EDR wireless connectivity, has a speaker, and microphone, and also contains Apple's accelerometers, ambient light sensors, and digital compass with assisted GPS technologies. There is a 30-pin connector for attaching the device to computers, but it also uses Bluetooth and Enhanced Data Rate technologies for fast wireless access up to 3Mbps. The device has a powerful battery that gives up to 10 hours of usage, and nearly a month of standby the full article: Cnet

Apple iPad with Wi-Fi 32GB

Apple looks set to shake up casual computing with a tablet that offers clever design and ease of use. But that streamlined approach may also be the iPad's weakness.

  • Best-in-class touch interface
  • Large display shows pics and videos beautifully
  • All-day battery life
  • No way to manage files, no camera, no multitasking
  • Lack of Flash support cripples many Web sites
  • Poor scaling of iPhone apps
Read the full article: pcworld

Apple iPad Review

The iPad is a lovely device that gadget fans will lust after, but I'm yet to be entirely convinced that it offers enough of an advantage over my smartphone or laptop. I do think it has the potential to be a game-changing device, but it will be the second- and third-generation versions that really drive the agenda, and introduce a new and innovative way of computing.

Ultimately, the iPad is a large iPod touch: a great device to draw your inspiration from, but perhaps not the seismic shift in technology that we were expecting. But watch this space... Read the full article: telegraph