Should i get an iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ag55, May 30, 2010.

  1. ag55 macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2009
    Birthday coming up, i actually love my birthday as its right in the middle of the year which means a
    balanced waiting time for each birthday, but also its lovely weather, great movies are coming out,
    and i can look forward to E3 and WWDC!

    At first i dismissed the iPad as i thought the features it was lacking were too important, and also
    i thought my iPhone would be fine for that stuff.

    But taking a second look, it seems perfect for me. I could find myself just sitting outside in the beautiful
    weather, or slouching on my sofa using the iPad for some music, reading books, browsing the web, playing some games.

    Should i go for it guys? What have your impressions been with your iPad so far?
    Where is the cheapest place to get it in the UK, i have imported from US but that tax charge hurts
  2. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    Can we please stop these kind of threads?

    It is getting annoying "Convince me to buy an iPad", "Why should I buy one?" - you either decide to buy one or not, and that's it.
    We are not sales people here.

    Please stop it.

    Thanks !
  3. JayMysterio macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2010
    Rock Ridge, California
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    An overgrown iPod touch for your birthday. That would suck.
  5. Blakjack macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2009
    Ohhhhhhhh my Gooooood.........I'm really getting tired of these posts. Go watch a YouTube review or something.
  6. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    Should I or should I not..........

    Post a meaningless and useless thread?
  7. GinoDotCom macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2010
    Poor guy. Go ahead and Buy one. Take everyones advice who just replied in your thread.
  8. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    Yes Yes Yes, ooh Yes!!!

    I just had a Thread-gasm

    Another, "Should I Get An iPad" thread. This made my day, thank you a g55!!!
  9. Elise macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2007
    A "balanced waiting time for each birthday" unless you're different you have a birthday once a year, exactly the same as everyone else! :D
  10. btrav13 macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2010
    #11's an Apple forum....those of us here kinda like Apple...I'll give you one good guess as to what we'll say :) It depends on if you will get your money's worth, not what any of us other iPad owners think.
  11. kungfumonkey macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2010

    You should wait until a Tuesday, around 12:30 Eastern Standard Time and buy APPL stock instead... Let everyone else do the buying.
  12. Zazoh macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2009
    San Antonio, Texas
    Outside? Nah, screen hard to see, and they overheat in the sun with a warning to shut down.

    In case someone else stumbles across this thread. If you spend any amount of time on the internet, reading email, tweeting, gaming, reading news. And, want a portable room to room to bed computer, get one.

    If you think you are going to get one instead of ....

  13. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Not to thread jack, but I was wondering, should I get an iPad?
  14. ctakim macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2006

    Seriously about the use of this outside, that is likely a no go. But anywhere inside, yes...yes...yes!!!
  15. kungfumonkey macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2010
    So I can use it anywhere I can use my laptop or desktop anyway?

    So I can use it anywhere I can use my laptop or desktop anyway? What's it good for... EXACTLY? I'd like to know.
  16. applemax macrumors 65816


    Feb 22, 2005
    Cut him some slack, guys. Nothing is more annoying than someone telling a member to spend all their time searching for something that isn't always entirely applicable to them...

    Chill... :cool:
  17. Zazoh macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2009
    San Antonio, Texas
    If you don't know now, you probably wont.
    1. Desktops are obsolete for most people. If there is a specific task, photo processing, programing, that requires a large monitor, then maybe.
    2. Laptops are the new home small business computer. They offer power enough for nearly all tasks and are somewhat portable where they can be easily used in several rooms, or even taken on the road.
    3. Smart Phones are micro computers in that you can carry one around in your pocket and use it everywhere, but they are not powerful and screen size makes them hard to see sometimes.

    In between 3 and 4 fits the iPad. It is more powerful than a smartphone, and more comfortable than an laptop, esp in the bed for reading.

    I dare say, many of us own more than one pair of shoes. Similar concept. There is a tool for a job. I know many of you are students and live at home, so price is an option. For those of us working stiffs, price never played into the equation. We buy them because they augment our computing experience, not as a singular tool.

    If one has to ask or justify, then they don't have that need yet. But I dare say most of our purchasing decisions are not made with such scrutiny or justifications.

    If you have an SUV and a Pickup truck, you might not need a Mazda Miata, but for going on a Sunday morning drive, you may want one.
  18. JodyK macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2010
    Northern Atlanta suburbs
    Stop w the should I buy the hottest sold out everywhere on the planet item threads people!!!!!!!!!!
  19. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    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)

    Oh please. There is sooo much information here on what the ipad can and can't do, where it can do it, where it can't, and on and on. All it takes is 5 minutes of browsing the first three pages of the forum. But as is the ever increasing behavior of today's self important and entitled people, they think THEIR question warrants immediate and personal attention, regardless of the existence of a wealth of information that answers many of their questions.

    To spend 5 minutes researching before posting their emergency query is too much to ask of these people. And the board gets flooded with "my repeat question is important too!" posts, while legitimately unique posts get pushed out of front page view.
  20. srl7741 macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2008
    In my world
    Sorry to disagree or rather offer a minor correction. It does not take 5 minutes.
    It takes 5 seconds b/c it's on the main thread page everyday b/c it's asked so often. It's an amazing topic by itself. Someone could write a best seller from it.

    One I have not seen yet however is " Should I go to the bathroom, or wait till after it comes out first" thread.
  21. OGDaniel macrumors 6502a


    Dec 24, 2009
  22. kungfumonkey macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2010
    Sure, but what does it do?

    I still don't get it. Can I run iWork on it? Is it just like a laptop with a touch screen? It looks like a huge cell phone and the software is not OS X! What is it? What does it do? Just want to know is all. I can't run my apps on it but I can take it all over the place? What good is it for then? What are the "killer apps" that make the iPad useful?
  23. yodaxl7 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2010
    Everyone should get an iPad!! So, developers will have even greater incentive to make more amazing, jaw-dropping, kick--- apps!!! There are reasons why the iPad has sold so many in such a short period of time. Goooo fooor it!!
  24. XciteMe macrumors 6502

    May 21, 2009
    Santa Monica, CA
    LOL I had to re-read that line myself... I was like, "Wait, what?" :D

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