Apple’s iPad Review

Date: January / 27 / 2010 + Comments: 7

Apple iPad

Today January 27th Steve Jobs presented the new iPad, a device that is a mix of an iPhone and a Macbook, it runs an improved version of the iPhone OS and is a well designed tablet computer. The price is low.

To Buy or not to buy an iPad

The pros and Cons of an iPad are:

iPad Pros

  • It is not so expensive.
  • It is better than the majority of NetBooks.
  • It is far better than the Kindle.
  • It has a LED-backlit screen for 720p.
  • It has a aluminum body and not a plastic one.
  • It has a very friendly user multi-touch interface
  • You can play the same games and use the same Apps taht you bought for your iPhone without paying for them twice.
  • It has a very good version of iWork.

iPad with iBook iBookStore

iBook looks great, and you can change the font of your books, it uses the Open Format: ePub, so you can upload your own books.

iPad Cons

  • It is not as portable as an iPhone or iPod.
  • It is uncomfortable to use if you not have its dock, you will have to use one of your hands to hold it, something that doesn’t happens with an laptop. Even Steve Jobs while comfortable son his couch had to use one hand to hold it and just one hand to use it, which is very tiring and unproductive if you need to type.
  • It is not as powerful as a Macbook Pro.
  • The external Keyboard dock just indicates how it wishes to have a real keyboard or to be a laptop, but it is not.
  • It has no webcam.
  • It has no Camera.
  • No USB port.
  • It is no Multitask.
  • It is without Flashplayer.
  • You need to buy extra connectors for a camera port and for a SD card reader.

iPad external keyboard dock

Conclusions

  • (n) For listening music, playing games and watching some videos while you are out of home, the perfect device is an iPod Touch or iPhone, since they are very portable. So in this case buy one of those and not the iPad.
  • (n) For a powerful portable computer, a MacBook Pro is far better (or a laptop of your choose). iPad is just a big gadget that needs to be connected to another computer, like an iPhone, and it won’t be the MAIN computer of your home like a MacBook Pro could be.
  • (y) For an e-book reader don’t waste money in Kindle or any other model, iPad is the best gadget.
  • (y) If you want a Netbook, a small laptop with less functionalities, you better buy a cooler gadget, an iPad.

So it is up to you, depending in what are your needs.

iPad Prices

iPAD MODEL 16 GB 32 GB 64 GB
Wi-Fi $499 $599 $699
Wi-Fi + 3G $629 $729 $829

iPad’s Technical Specifications

(Source: Apple)

iPad Size and weight

iPad Size and weight

  • Height: 9.56 inches (242.8 mm)
  • Width: 7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
  • Depth: 0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
  • Weight: 1.5 pounds (.68 kg) Wi-Fi model; 1.6 pounds (.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G

iPad Memory Capacity

16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive

iPad Screen

  • 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

iPad Processor

1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip

Wireless and Cellular

Wi-Fi model
Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

Wi-Fi + 3G model
UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900,1800, 1900 MHz)
Data only2
Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

Location

  • Wi-Fi
  • Digital compass
  • Assisted GPS (Wi-Fi + 3G model)
  • Cellular (Wi-Fi + 3G model)

Sensors

  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor

TV and Video

  • Support for 1024 x 768 with Dock Connector to VGA adapter; 576p and 480p with Apple Composite A/V Cable, 576i and 480i with Apple Composite A/V Cable
  • H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file format

Battery and Power

  • Built-in 25Whr rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Input and Output

  • Dock connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
  • Built-in speakers
  • Microphone
  • SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model only)

Windows system requirements

  • PC with USB 2.0 port
  • Windows 7, Windows Vista; Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later

Follow us in Twitter @aeromentaln and Facebook

Post author: Daniel Semper

Similar Posts

Previous and Next Post

Email Newsletter

The best of Aeromental in your inbox every morning !!!

7 Comments »

  1. Otty says:

    Another funny iPad “review” here: http://www.askdog.com/2010/01/28/where-can-i-find-apple-ipad-reviews/ Apple should not have over-hyped it…

  2. jeson martin says:

    Im impressed. I dont think Ive met anyone who knows as much about this subject as you do. Youre truly well informed and very intelligent. You wrote something that people could understand and made the subject intriguing for everyone. Really, great blog youve got here.informative article.

Leave a comment

*It won't be visible