Initial impressions after reviews?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by glxyjones, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. glxyjones macrumors regular

    glxyjones

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    Well to surmise my responses...

    1) Disappointed that you can't print from the iPad directly.

    2) Very surprised by the ability to put files on your desktop. In Ihnatko's written review he mentions that you can either save items to your desktop from an app, an email, or from a "cloud" based service (mobile me's idisk I hope). Then when you click on the file, he says there's a little pop up with asks which app you would like to open the file with. Did I miss this or is this huge news? Now the thought of saving photos to the desktop and opening them up with a Lightroom-lite app (if Adobe ever makes it) is extremely exciting.

    3) The ability to communicate between iPhone and iPad over wireless or bluetooth is very encouraging. Hopefully, this will allow transfer of downloaded music in the future so that if I download a song/video on my iPad and I want to take it with me on an even more portable device (my iPhone) I can transfer it wirelessly without the need for a computer.

    4) Pleasantly surprised you can fit more than 4 icons in the dock.

    5) Still blown away by the speed of the device.

    Overall, I'm pleasantly surprised by the reviews so far (with Ihnatko's being the best by far). The iPad is more of a notebook like device than I thought it was going to be and any shortcomings can be overcome with future software updates or apps.

    I freaking can't wait till Saturday!!!!
     
  2. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    I've not had a chance to watch Ihnatko's video - can you say more about Saving to the Desktop? Do you mean...a file icon is created that lives on one of the iPads app screens??? IOW...an icon for a file, instead of an app?
     
  3. glxyjones thread starter macrumors regular

    glxyjones

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    Nevermind, I misread his review...

    I apologize but it seems like you can do this from an email or from a 3rd party app like box.net. Still, the ability to open a document from my iDisk is intriguing (if in fact this is possible). To me, this is something that is head and shoulders above the iPhones capability.
     
  4. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the clarification. Good to hear dropbox officially mentioned. It's free, and generally less flunky than iDisk...
     
  5. gillybean macrumors 6502a

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    Stephen Fry uploaded a picture of the periodic table app on Twitter, it makes me want an iPad.

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  6. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    Yup that things crazy. $14 and probably worth it :)
     
  7. andrewb21 macrumors member

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    Initial impression after reviews? I'm going to have trouble getting to sleep tonight...I'm too excited for Saturday!
     

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