ipad store demo?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by AppleLover9o, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. AppleLover9o macrumors regular

    Aug 2, 2009
    Does Best Buy have store displays I could use? I wanna head up there in a few minutes, just curious..

    It's a loooong bike ride, so someone's answer is appreciated :)

  2. dino26 macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2009
    Glasgow , Scotland
  3. Diversion macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2007
    Jacksonville, Florida
    All the Best Buys i've been to have had like 4 on display to play with.
  4. AppleLover9o thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 2, 2009
  5. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
    Don't forget to wear a helmet on your melon!
  6. AppleLover9o thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 2, 2009
    After 9 hard, windy miles: I played.

    Pretty cool!!

    My first impressions:

    -Can't wait to see what they do with the large screen for App's.
    -SLIM, nice form factor. Light, but heavy enough to give a nice feeling.



    -GREAT screen. Really, initially from second one, wow. It's very iPod touch similar, but it's some how different. Can't quiet put my finger on it, no pun intended.
    -FAST! I was honestly surprised at the performance and how cool it stayed. Even play with Apps I considered heavy load(CNN, NBA)
    -The keyboard is quiet nice, I don't know why some reviews didn't like it, I did.


    -Wish it were a teeny tiny bit smaller. Definitely nothing worth docking Apple for, it's just a little too large.
    -I don't think enough developers have taken advantage of the screen that's now available, even though it's been out only a week. This really is not an Apple thing, but they could've motivated developers a little more.
    -If it were $100 cheaper, Apple would sale a LOT more I think. I think it'd also conflict with iPod touch sales also though.
    -Lack of camera. 'Nuff said. But I think they did this to leave room for future upgrades that would be obligations for second time buyers.

    Some Apps I used..

    Safari - Pretty fast/ slow.... I think it was due to the Best Buy wifi. Nice layout, when I opened the browser, it was on Macrumors!

    Numbers - I am an Silver Power seller Ebayer, and I use Numbers on my Macbook to keep track of sales. Maybe it was due to my lack of knowledge, but can you adjust box sizes on spreadsheets, or not? That's a big one for me, personally.

    NBA basketball games(sorry if wrong title) - Pretty cool! It was still in ipod size, and I stretched it. Not a ton of quality loss, but still a little pixleated. It was like the first NBA games on PS2.

    That Driving Game - Fun to use as a steering wheel. Didn't see myself wasting hours playing that one though.

    Mail - I TRIED, but NO WAY would I put my info in a store display unit, but it have been nice to actually use it...

    CNN - Ironically, the iPad smashing video was on it, but it wouldn't let me load it.. (Look into that Mr. CNN developer)

    P.S. They WERE sold OUT of the iPads. All models. :cool: I was surprised there considering what I'm seeing as "sales trolling" on various boards ;)

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