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

    harry*333

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    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

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    hows typing with two hands?
     
  3. afireintonto macrumors 6502a

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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 604

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    Wow. The iPad has really turned Macrumors into Twitter.
     
  13. Jeremy.Gray macrumors member

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    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 68030

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    Did they let you take it with you? ;)
     
  15. Alicia4065 macrumors regular

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

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    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

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    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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