Whose got an iPad?

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Likely going to be picking up an iPad this week and was wondering who all here uses one?

Will be my first Apple product purchase and deciding between the 16G and the 32G w/ wifi?

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May 1, 2012

I got an asus transformer for $250 last november and absolutely love it. Seems to me like it's 3x more powerful than the iPad for a 1/3 the price.

May 1, 2012

still using my newton

May 1, 2012

Kindle?

May 1, 2012

Get a good Android tablet. You won't be disappointed. Much more customisable, and typically better-specced, too.

May 1, 2012

Love my iPad. It has effectively replaced my laptop at home. I recommend the 32g as 16g will get you almost no storage room as its really is 14.9g with the hard drive formatting and the files and apps required to power the super hd screen is very space consuming. I've tried most of the android tablets and the interface was always a severe issue for me as it always seemed less responsive and slower compared to the iPad.

May 1, 2012

Don't do it. Once you go down the Apple rabbit hole there is no escape. I have a 32gb HP Touchpad that I picked up for $250 and it's phenomenal. It can even be ported to Android now.

Someone mentioned the Asus Transformer above, and that thing is a beast as well. There are plenty of options out there better than the iPad that don't require you to become Steve Jobs and Tim Cook's bitch.

May 1, 2012

I tried several tablet and I still can't understand how anyone can chose an android tablet over an iPad.
Android smartphone are only begining to catch up with iPhone, in the tablet world they're miles away.

May 1, 2012

I think of the iPad like the Jitterbug phone for older people. Its only got the keypad and a small screen to see who's calling, but that's all older people need and they're happy to just have a phone. If you're ok with being confined into Apple's little box and not being able to customize anything, or utilize the tablet's hardware to its full potential, be my guest. The idea that an iPad is worth more than $300 is laughable.

May 1, 2012

Get as much space as you can afford. I have a first gen with 32gb and I'm pretty tapped out. I have 10GB worth of music, 20GB worth of apps, so I had to buy an external wifi drive for movies.

Sep 23, 2012

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May 1, 2012

I love the shit out of my iPad. Read it on the treadmill at the gym, set it up to watch out of market baseball games at my desk, etc. Its fantastic.

As far as going down the apple rabbit hole, its almost like once you use their products you realize how easy they are to use and the good quality and you want to keep using them or something.

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

May 1, 2012
happypantsmcgee:

As far as going down the apple rabbit hole, its almost like once you use their products you realize how easy they are to use and the good quality and you want to keep using them or something.

This is absolutely true and the reason they pretty much run shit today. Their design is simple and elegant and the user experience is top notch. But you pay for that with Apple captivity. I definitely understand the choice.

May 1, 2012
Edmundo Braverman:
happypantsmcgee:

As far as going down the apple rabbit hole, its almost like once you use their products you realize how easy they are to use and the good quality and you want to keep using them or something.

This is absolutely true and the reason they pretty much run shit today. Their design is simple and elegant and the user experience is top notch. But you pay for that with Apple captivity. I definitely understand the choice.

So I feel like I have to qualify what I said a little bit. I don't know shit about computers outside of the stuff I do for work. I could be missing out on assloads of cool ways to customize a PC to launch rockets out of Tori Blacks twat but I have no idea how to do anything with hard drives or whatever.

Funny story, a guy at work told me he got a new driver. He was talking about the thing on your computer that lets you watch movies. I thought he was talking about a golf club. It was a very disjointed 2 minute convo.

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

May 1, 2012
Edmundo Braverman:
happypantsmcgee:

As far as going down the apple rabbit hole, its almost like once you use their products you realize how easy they are to use and the good quality and you want to keep using them or something.

This is absolutely true and the reason they pretty much run shit today. Their design is simple and elegant and the user experience is top notch. But you pay for that with Apple captivity. I definitely understand the choice.

That is what Apple does. They will offer a quality product that is easy to use. The problem I have is that the product is boring, locked down and I am forced to have the same exact product as everyone else.

That being said, I think the iPad is leaps and bounds beyond any android tablet. Android hardware will beat the iPad, but the software and app compatibility is a mess at the moment.

May 1, 2012

Im not much of an apple fan and thought tablets where pretty useless... then I got one as a bday present. Now i use it every day, however I use it more as a reading device than an input device. For getting real work done I still prefer to use my PC. A friend of mine has the Asus tablet, I didnt really like the design of the device and the fact you had to press hard to open apps, but overall its quite nice if you like to customize your stuff.

I also think the ipad is overpriced, however since i got it for free, I dont mind ;) At first I wanted to buy a kindle, but looking back, it would have been a mistake. Having a device that is limited to reading books and surfing the web is not as good as one that allows you to download random apps to play with. (500 dollar angry bird device wohoo !)

May 1, 2012

By no means an AAPL fan boy (if anything i can't wait for Samsung or whoever else to come and dethrown aapl's current market position) but as im quite happy with my iphone experience, i went to the shop to choose an iPad yesterday.

Originally was thinking of buying a used one on ebay, but considering used ones are going for almost the price of new ones after shipping, it was a no-brainer.

Pickup up a 32gb ipad2 as most above have suggested, 16gb is nowhere near enough especially if you want to put some HQ video on the thing. Also went with WIFI only as i'm currently on a 5GB cell phone data plan and will need to figure out in the future some way to split this over my devices, but for now couldn't be bothered.

Also, as i'll be travelling to quite a few countries this summer, i didn't want the hassle of bringing my laptop now as the iPad should suffice.

So far so good, didn't see much difference between the 3rd gen and 2nd which is why i like to think i got myself the better deal of the slightly older one. Can see it totally taking over answering emails versus how i used to do it on the tiny iphone or otherwise laptop screen.

The app universe is also 2nd to none, even though Android is playing catch up..

May 1, 2012

I have an iPad 2 and honestly think I under-utilize it. I don't particularly like to play games on the iPad, and really only use it for surfing the web and watching movies.

I did travel around a bit, and the iPad was useful for that. Music, video, and games for everyday use and internet/mail at cafes and such.

May 1, 2012

Also, the increase in the quality of your shits alone justifies the purchase.

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

May 1, 2012
happypantsmcgee:

Also, the increase in the quality of your shits alone justifies the purchase.

I think that goes without saying.

May 1, 2012

Love my iphone, but not sold on the Ipad yet. The only real use of a tablet for me would be portable web browsing (tired of luggin my laptop around) and it seems hard to justify Ipad's $500+ price tag when I can get a Kindle fire for $199, even with the spec differences.

May 1, 2012
Value_added:

Love my iphone, but not sold on the Ipad yet. The only real use of a tablet for me would be portable web browsing (tired of luggin my laptop around) and it seems hard to justify Ipad's $500+ price tag when I can get a Kindle fire for $199, even with the spec differences.

Just get a refurbed iPad. I picked up mine a year ago for around $250.

May 1, 2012

I get my ShmIPad next week...cant wait to overload it with porn

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

May 1, 2012

bought the 1st gen. never really used it too much. quite useless to me.

May 1, 2012

I have an Android phone and sold a macbook pro to get a PC.

For tablet though, iPad all the way. Specs are meaningless in a tablet. What does matter is the software available and how well it is designed. Apple has blown android or anything else out of the water in that regard. Android still doesn't have a way to differentiate between an app made for a 4" phone screen and a bigger tablet screen in the market. There's no uniformity between manufacturers, so a program that looks good on one tablet might look stretched on another.

The quality of apps for the android can not fairly be compared to the quality of iPad apps. It's just a far less compartmentalized and segmented market. It's much easier to design an app that will work on any of the 3 generations of iPads. Plus, developers are more willing to spend for quality development because they know they'll reach a larger market.

I'm all for having a specs war when it comes to laptops or computers... but the tablet is an entirely different animal and we're at least a year from the user experience of a non-apple tablet being able to compare.

May 2, 2012

Thanks for all the replies. I will primarily use this just to surf the web when I'm just sitting around my apartment watching tv.

I think I'm going to go to the dark side, and go ahead and get a 32 GB iPad.

Look forward to any other input on this.

May 2, 2012
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