I need to ask: after a week with your iPad, are you satisfied with your purchase?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Harpy007, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Harpy007 macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2006
    Hi there!

    I started this thread so I could get the feedback from the macrumors community about their iPad purchase. I know that at first, when you have a new gadget, you usually use it a lot at first but after a few days, you start using it a little less.

    What about you? Are you using your ipad as much as you thought you would? Do you consider it an impulse buy? Are you satisfied with your purchase?


  2. Dillenger macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2006
    Central, Illinois
    100% Yes, satisfied, and no it wasn't an impulse purchase. It has worked out great for meetings I attend.
  3. whistler222 macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2007
  4. gillybean macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Satisfied and using it a lot, but thinking that I want the 3G.
  5. Akira1980 macrumors 6502


    May 27, 2007
    San Diego
    Let's just say I use my MBP and iPhone a lot less now. :D
  6. thrill5one6 macrumors regular


    Mar 30, 2010
    It's nice and i like it but it has lost it's wow factor
    If money was tight i would return it because it isn't necessary considering i have a MacBook and an iPhone
  7. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    It will not replace my desktop. I like to download, and this aint the device for that. Its a keeper tho. Just waiting to see this sucker FREE like SHYNE.
  8. BigCanoe macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2003
    Everyone who uses it loves it, until I tell them the price. I think its about $100-200 too expensive, at every level.
  9. ngenerator macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
    Love it, sold it, made $150, buying another one right away ;)
  10. mcdj macrumors 604


    Jul 10, 2007
    There's a thread for that.
  11. HXGuy macrumors 68000

    Mar 25, 2010
    I am a little dissapointed in that I thought I could use it a little more for work but it's not as easy as I though...which isn't really the iPad's fault but it doesn't work quite right with Goog Docs spreadsheets.

    It ado has some quirks that annoy me, like no photo delete in the Photos app..

    Aside from that though, I really do like it for surfing the web and watching movies which is really all I have been using it for.
  12. Alectric macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2009
    I use it every day and often. Today the plant engineer at work was off so I had some free time. A couple of friends of mine and I sat in my office, tapped into the factory wifi and watch the 100th episode of supper nanny (ABC app). :)

    I don't forsee my iPad and I lossing and connection any time soon. Can't wait for my 3G pad.
  13. Tallgrass macrumors member


    Mar 25, 2010
    Love it. Wanted a Macbook Air, but for my needs (basic computer) I could not justify the cost. Was so happy to hear this announced in January. The iPad fits the bill. Small, lite and with enough power to do the things I need to do.
  14. Csmitte macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2007
    like it but like some of the above comments, I use my uMBP and Iphone alot less. so i am gonna take it back, i guess i am gonna have to eat 10%.....
  15. BacklitFirefly macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2009
    Sandhills Area, North Carolina
    I completely adore the iPad. I read on it, surf, post to my favorite forums, social network, write, listen to music, watch videos, play games....what's not to love?
  16. Shoesy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2007
    Colchester, UK.
    it's quite funny reading the above comments, judging by the bizarre language a lot of them were tapped out in a hurry on ipads!

  17. denrock macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2010
    NJ, USA
    It wasn't an impulse buy since I had reserved it at a local store. I was amazed by it immediately last Saturday and still am a week later. I think the wow factor might be fading slightly but that's inevitable; however that's being replaced by the feeling of can't live without it at this point (or maybe can't remember living without it).

    I barely touch my iMac or my windows desktop now unless it's for something like movie downloads or managing my music library, etc.. And now I don't even think I've turned on my MacBook pro or my windows laptop in the last week either. And my archos 5 android tablet has been kinda pushed off to the side also. I still use my iPhone since it's my phone on the go. Oh, and my poor kindle dx is getting neglected also. So this is basically my Internet pipeline/bookreader now and I'm loving it. If only I could run second life on it.
  18. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009
    Can you turn this into a poll?

    Anyway, the iPad has become the device I use most. I use it at home all time, but I've been taking it to work to use on breaks. Can't wait for the 3G version so I can give the wife the WIFI version and use the 3G whether I go. LOL.
  19. mj1108 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 7, 2007
    Biggest waste of money ever. :p
    I can't put it down.
  20. random person macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2008
    I am flat out crazy head over heels in love with my iPad. If it were softer I would sleep with it!
  21. auero macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2006
    Returning it as soon as my iMac comes and buying a 13" mbp when they refresh.

    It's a great device but for my needs, I rather use that $500 towards a laptop, that's all.

    If it was at a slightly lower price point, I'd consider keeping it but I think $500 is too high for MY PERSONAL needs. I don't need it for video, I don't have photos to put on it really, I don't want to store music because I have my ipod for that and the only real use was Safari and a few apps that my phone already has.
  22. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Yes there was an impulse aspect to my purchase. I'm so excited about this new form factor. Mine might have to go back for the 3G version but I have another week to decide that.
  23. chris459 macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2009
    Miami, Florida
    I love it!!!! But I'm really gonna love it more when there are more apps out for it!!!! Like facebook..... Fandango...... Apples remote and iDisk.....
  24. francisq macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2010
  25. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    So far, I'd say yes. I'm still adapting my workflow though.

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