iPad Review

Discussion in 'iPad' started by eye, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. eye macrumors 6502a

    eye

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    I waited a while to purchase this 16 GB iPad and then couldn't find one anywhere in Michigan when I decided to pull the trigger. These things are scarce around here. I'm using it with a Verizon MiFi. Here are my impressions, just mere months after everyone else has given you theirs.

    Positives:

    Web: Amazing. Clarity and ease of use are unparalleled.

    eReader: I have Kindle, iBooks, and B&N installed. I'm not too picky and they all get the job done with different selections. I like being able to choose from any of them rather than being tied down to one store like I'd have to be with a Kindle.

    Calendar, email: Great versions of these tools. Better than on a desktop.

    Negatives:

    Awkward: no comfortable way to hold it or type. Seriously. I'm sick of just typing this.

    Movies: What a hassle. Why can't iTunes format my movies for my devices. I have them syncing with my Apple tv, iPhone, and now iPad. I want to load some and go when I'm about to catch a plane but iTunes won't let me. Also, the quality looks horrible next to how clear and crisp other apps are.

    Apps: for me, the app store is about 200,000 crappy apps and like three good ones. This is the app store as a whole, not just iPad. I have not played one single game even compares to 8 bit nintendo games in gameplay.

    Yes, I'd write more but this thing is horrible to type on.
     
  2. jenz macrumors newbie

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    LOL about the typing i think it's just matter of time and you'll get used to it, like everything.
     
  3. GamecockMac macrumors 6502a

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    I'd write more of a reply but this review is horrible. :rolleyes:
     
  4. HiRez macrumors 603

    HiRez

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    Get the Apple case and you won't have a problem with this. I didn't like holding it (or typing on it) before I got the case either.
     
  5. supercaliber macrumors regular

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    Completely agree with OP

    Typing on iPad completely blows and should only be used in an emergency. I never type with the iPad.

    I will also add that not adding some sorta mouse-mode to me is a big negative. I want to bluetooth my keyboard and mouse. If I could just do that I would be all over the Ipad being the best thing since the wheel.

    As for the AppStore i have a few apps that my kids play all of the time, other than that i just use it for browsing and checking email, both of which are very nice.

    Movies, don't know, sounds like a pain though
     
  6. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    iPad case makes it really great. Works for different positions of holding and for typing too.

    Movies: obviously you don't have good source material. Videos look amazing if you encode it properly, or buy HD from iTunes.

    App Store? 3 good ones? Right, that must be why people have spent 1 billion dollars on Apps, because they are completely useless. :rolleyes:

    Pretty much.
     
  7. AldoRay macrumors member

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    Took the words right out of my mouth. I'm constantly recommending the Apple case for the iPad, it makes it infinitely more user friendly, especially when typing. :)
     
  8. steviem macrumors 68020

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    Even when they start as 620x480(approx) divx files. /I hear/ that they look pretty damn good...
     
  9. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    The first video I loaded was a digital copy of Pixar's Up! that came free with the Blu-Ray. I have no idea how it was formatted but it looks beautiful on the iPad.
     
  10. eye thread starter macrumors 6502a

    eye

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    So I'm guessing a few of you won't be recommending me to work on reviews at MacWorld. Darn.
     
  11. pondie84 macrumors 6502a

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    re videos, if you use subler to remux your mkvs to mp4 the quality is great and the whole process is quite quick.

    And yeah... Apple Case. I type with my iPad fairly frequently and I've never had any real problems. If you want to do some serious typing use a BT keyboard or... a laptop/mac?
     
  12. Dillenger macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, so don't quit your current job. ;)
     

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