Got ipad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mothergoose45, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. mothergoose45 macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2006
    I received my iPad today. I already have an iMac and a laptop and must say this is the best thing I have bought tech wise in a while. I bought it for my wife and I am so enjoying it. I don't see why people don't like it. If you have another CPU this is the ultimate couch computer. It is so snappy and the keyboard is the best feature about it in my book. It does everything i need it to do. It really surprised me, good job Apple.
  2. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2008
    Long-eye Land, NY
    Exactly how I feel!
    I think some people just don't get what's it's purpose is. It's a rare moment that our iPad gets to rest on the coffee table.
  3. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    I think the reason people don't like the iPad is because....

    A lot of people who get one don't understand technology. They think an iPad is a laptop replacement which it is not. It is a media consumption device and it excels at that from everything I hear (mine is still on pre-order).

    If you want a movie/music/internet browsing/email/ebook reader/casual gaming device that is small, lightweight, and has excellent battery then the iPad is for you.

    If you want something that acts just like your desktop computer but on the go, then an iPad is probably not for you.

    Most people seem to think Apple is trying to make a netbook, or a laptop replacement, and apple haters will argue you about that until they are blue in the face (but will never watch the presentation where apple specifically says iPad is an in between device).

    I used to think I had no use for an iPad until I was home on R and R last month. I was dragging my laptop all around the house just for internet and realized that an iPad would be a much better solution.

    Needless to say I ordered one.
  4. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    A bit OT, but I am curious to see how many people jump down your throat for posting this. :rolleyes:

    Congratz by the way. :D
  5. kultschar macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2010

    As a Macbook Air and iMac and iPhone owner I did NOT need the ipad but thought I should check out what the fuss was about.

    Now I do NOT need the Macbook Air :D
  6. icanhazipad? macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2010
    I use my iPad to take notes in class. I can sit moderately far away from my professor and record the notes, I can type VERY comfortably and on those days I don't feel like paying attention (more and more with classes ending...) I play fieldrunners, rdp to my laptop and play WoW or watch netflix/youtube.

    I have had a netbook and hated it. The keyboard was stupid cramped and the webcam, although there, was so low resolution people actually did NOT want to chat. Flash ended up just bogging my CPU down and windows 7 home premium made the netbook run like a kid in the special olympics doing hurdles. I have yet to see a "flash plugin required" on my ventures, hell I even found porn that works (

    The iPad is amazing, I'm just waiting for an external 3g attachment of sorts, or someway to utilize a 3g network like this. I have yet to have wi-fi issues, so no fix there... and for the LOVE of God, 4.0 needs to come just a LITTLE faster.

    Everyone out there, enjoy and love your iPad. Mine is coming on my 2nd tour in the next several months. well, hopefully...
  7. kultschar macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2010
    I was also suprised how fast I could use the keyboard, i was a big an of the iphones so this was like heaven for me!!! I can understand how natural touch typists may struggle though!!

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