I'm at best buy demoing an iPad right now

Discussion in 'iPad' started by harry*333, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. harry*333 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
    I am using the demo unit at best buy to write this
    For me screen resolution seems fine, I think the people who are complaining are just spoiled
    The online keyboard is a little difficult to use but I am getting the hang of it
  2. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
    Irvine, CA
    hows typing with two hands?
  3. afireintonto macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2008
    each time i've played with an iPad in store, (thinking about buying soon) i find that hunt and peck works best. because you cant rest your hands on the keyboard.
  4. markosb macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2010
    After a week you will be typing pretty fast with it.
  5. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

    Sleazy E

    Nov 24, 2009
    My hands are big so I have found portrait mode using both of my thumbs works great. I can reach all the keys and type pretty darn fast.
  6. schulzmc macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2006
    I'm amazed how fast I can type with two hands on my iPad.
  7. bperrella macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2010
    I've had mine for two days and I already type as fast S I can on my net book... So i would say very good
  8. Gerri Shin macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2008
    I did this exact same thing last night at the apple store, though I was typing pretty fast with two hands when I first got it. I found it pretty easy since I type all the time with a wireless keyboard on my lap. I was just whiling away the time and setting my feelings for the device in concrete waiting for my 3G version coming later this month. I was absolutely amazed at how responsive and fast it was correcting typos. Woo Hoo!
  9. jayhay macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2010
    Agreed. It is not really a mater
    of comparing the iPad virtual keyboard to a traditional one - it is more about learning how to master the keyboard in this new format. I find that I am not typing with the traditional finger placement, but I am still typing as fast as I would on my laptop.
  10. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    Don't forget to check and see if you have any reward point dollars toward the purchase.
  11. javaGuru macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2007
    Would anyone happen to know if Best Buy is offering special financing on the iPads? I want to get one but it would be cool if they offered 12 months no interest etc.. :)
  12. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
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    Wow. The iPad has really turned Macrumors into Twitter.
  13. Jeremy.Gray macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2009
    I typed this in just over five seconds.

    When I get into a groove on my iPad I can type at a fairly quick clip. It's certainly easy enough to get what I need to get done in it done. The autocorrect sometimes screws me over though, just like on my iPhone. And nah, I didn't time this paragraph, watching golf at the same time.
  14. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
    Did they let you take it with you? ;)
  15. Alicia4065 macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2005
    I have no problems typing at all it just a matter of getting used to it.
  16. harry*333 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
    I wish;)
    I had to leave because I had been using it for nearly 20 minutes and the apple specialists were eyeing me
    when i first tried to type I was finger pecking, but I soon figured it out and by the time I typed my original post I had the hang of it, however I found that typing while holding with one hand was very awkward because of the size of the keyboard, they should offer an option to use a iphone size keyboard because then you could finger peck a lot faster while holding it with the other hand
    I had no problem with finger prints, you can't see them while the screen is turned on, but you can when it is off
    Apple made a good choice with the IPS screen, the colors are phenomenal
    I think I could read a book on the iPad, I would turn down the brightness though (which you can conveniently do right in iBooks)
    I can't wait for the 3g I'm planning on getting a 32gb:D
  17. ImperialX macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    I've had a go with the keyboard. I think I'll warm up to it like the iPhone's one.

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