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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 192 reviews

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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    It's feels awesome

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    Since I actually own one, unlike another "reviewer", let me tell you that if you are considering and iPad, you need to first figure out what you will be using it for. I wanted the experience I get with my iPhone in a bigger package, and that's what I got, plus a few extra perks. Every since the iPhone came out, people have realized that the basic UI on it was dead on target. Sure it had it's drawbacks at first, but it has progressively gotten better, but even with it's shortcomings, the UI itself was a winner. It's easy to use and makes it easy to find what you need quickly. The way you interact with the hardware and software is simple, yet also very rewarding. I use my iPad mainly to surf the web and play time killing games and as a media player. If you're looking to build a spreadsheet or create a presentation, then this tool is not for you. This product will not be a replacement for a notebook, netbook, or a desktop and it's not meant to be. It's like comparing a pickup truck to a sedan. You can't haul something in a sedan because it's not designed for that purpose. When you pick up the iPad, something about it just feels right. It's familiarity begs the question why it took so long for a manufacturer to get this far. It has incredible battery life. I used my iPad off and on for over 24 hours. The 1ghz processor is paired with the same GPU used in both the iPod touch and the 3GS and this pairing is solid. It blazes through tasks without a hiccup or lag. There are a couple things that will irk some people, like the usage of iTunes (however if you're buying an iPad, you probably already use iTunes for your other "i" products), the lack of Flash support (some may argue HTML5 will solve this issue, however by the time HTML5 is widespread enough to negate this issue, your iPad will probably be 5 or 6 generations old), and the lack of a front facing camera (the iPad will be a perfect tool for iChat... in it's next iteration of course). Like I said before, you need to figure out where the iPad will fit in your life before making the purchase. Are you an iPhone user that seems to browse more on your phone than your actual computer? Do you travel often and hate watching videos on a 3 inch screen?Do you enjoy playing "mini games"? Do you have $499.99 to spend on something that fits kind of in between two capable devices, but one is too big and the other is too small? In the end I think this product is easily a 4/5. It's not perfect by any means, but if you're in the market for a device of this nature, the iPad is a great choice. I can't wait to see more products of this form factor!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing and more!

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    Ok. Right when I saw the iPad I knew they were going to be good, and knew I wanted one. But honestly I am not a 1st gen buyer and was hesitant to get it. But I am really glad I did. The iPad is great, and can do just about anything you want, even replace your laptop for on the go things. Some people complain about the touch screen keyboard, and yes its touch, so it’s not going to be the best, but I have typed notes and emails on there for over 30 mins and have not had a problem. But I am going to break it down in different sections. The Good. Basically it’s an iPhone, or iPod touch on steroids. So if you already like that then you will love this. With the app store at your fingers, and the ability to download straight to your computer, there are literally thousands upon thousands of different apps to choose from. On my home screen I have the standard apple apps, with a few extras. Then I have another section dedicated to games then another one with all the rest. The games on the iPad are really amazing. The multiplayer games, such as multipong, have been great fun to play with my family and look so crisp. Now I know people say well it’s not all about the apps, but they add to it. Connecting to WiFi is so easy, and I have been 2 stories (router in basement) away and though its 1 or 2 bars it still gets great connectivity and never goes out on me. It’s also great for the Microsoft Outlook users like myself, to sync calendar and contacts, that way I don’t have to mess with trying to pull it up on my tiny phone (which takes forever…) Safari, though I don’t use it on my computer has been a great internet experience. The screen is nice, big and the multi touch zoom is great for viewing web pages. Email is also great. Took me a bit to get used to but just takes some messing with to get the hang of it. (Though in the new OS in the fall, which will make all your inboxes into one, will be a lot easier). And battery life! The battery last incredibly long. 1st day I bought it, without charging it or anything, I played for a constant 5 hours, full brightness, wifi connected etc, and was at 52%, so the advertising about 10hrs of battery life… its dead on, which is pretty amazing. But I think the thing I like best about it is that its instant on! I mean no sitting there waiting 5 mins for you computer to boot up, its there, grab it and go. There are many more features that I have not had time to try either. Bluetooth connectivity, and VGA output are two I really care about. The Bad. Flash. Now what I mainly bought it was for studying on the go. However, the website I use has flash, and so most of it will not load, so this really made me mad. There are tons of websites that use flash and some are solely made out of flash, so apples reasoning behind not making it flash friendly, I’ll never understand. It has its quirks and has closed down my inboxes while opening mail here and there, but it is 1st gen and it doesn’t happen a lot, nothing to really annoy me. Now many are mad about the multitasking, but when they release the OS 4 in fall it will fix that so I'm pretty sure we can all wait. Overall, I would recommend the iPad to anyone! It’s an amazing device and there are many different uses for it. On the go email, surfing the web, casual game play, movies, writing documents, you name it. And by the way… I don’t understand why people complain about how heavy it is… it weighs in at a whopping 1.5 lbs… if that’s heavy go work out, get some muscles. I’ve held it for extended amounts of time and had no problems. When you think about it, you are holding a computer in your hands! My laptop is a rock! And if it’s really hard to hold, just set it in your lap or rest it on a desk.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    So So

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    I read a few of the reviews on here which was really a mixed bag, so I decided to go get one for myself and see what the real deal was. First the positives : Awesome device, the Ipad is very well designed, it is eye catching and it definitely has that wow factor. If what you want is a device to surf the web on the go, then this is a great tool for that. It is light, portable and the touch screen is awesome for fast scolling, page zoom etc. It really enhances the web viewing experience It is awesome for netflix, I downloaded the free netflix app and the movie watching experience was awesome Touch screen is very intuitive and the virtual keyboard is close to perfect Cons After about 18 hours with this device, I started to question whether I really needed it. Yes, it's awesome for web surfing on the couch or in the bedroom but it has very utility beyond that, to a great extent, the web browsing capabilities are limited due to lack of flash support Lack of flash support - this in my opinion is a major blunder, why in the world would you limit such a wonderful device by not supporting flash, that just ruined the whole experience for me. This is one of my main gripes about apple products, they tend to shift the choice away from the consumer to the box they want you to fit in (aol anyone). No camera, so no skyping, video chat etc; geez, this device is supposed to be a netbook killer !- a huge fail on that front No attachment support. This was really the deal breaker for me, I was willing to deal with the lack of flash (later OS releases could fix that), camera and even the crazy requirment to connect to itunes before turning on the device for the first time, but why not support uploading attachments to an email. my blackberry does that, any netbook would do that, this was just too much and I decided to return the Ipad. I tried desperatel y to love it, but in the end , I realised its nothing but a novelty and I could see it gathering dust next to my portable XM player..lol Conclusion Revolutionary device no doubt in terms of concept and physical design, it definitely will shake up the market. However unless you're looking for a toy or a glorified bigger screen Ipod touch, wait for something better to come our before spending this amount of money

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great tool, depending on your purpose!

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    Ive had the iPad for about a week now and it is the best purchase Ive made in a long time. I mainly use it for Fantasy Football/Internet useage, but it can do ALOT more! You can download books at the blink of an eye and the games are a great for trips. I have an HP laptop, which is good in its own right, but all I used it for was the internet and email. I wanted something lighter and something that wasnt slow. The iPad is very user friendly and it took me 10min to get use to it. Screen is very clear and its lightning fast. Screen smudges a bit but that is no biggie. I wouldnt buy it to replace your laptop (depending on what you use your laptop for) but this is great for Emailing, Browsing and Reading. Battery last very long and I charge it every couple of days when Im not home.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    iPad Does.. Almost Everything

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    Before I bought the iPad I went back and forth from best buy at least 5 times, and every time I left scratching my head. I'm a college student with a major in political science and I wanted something that: kept me up to date on current issues, Kept me organized, Allowed me to type essays, & had a great portability aspect. All of my desires were met by the iPad. The news apps for this device are phenomenal, I'm now able to type on the on screen keyboard (with practice) very quickly, and the app pages makes typing essays almost fun. The planner apps are great and always keep me on top of assignments and meetings, the portability and start up of the device is easy. It's nice to share facts with my class in an instant on such a large screen. Now for the cons: -Why is there no camera? (common sense apple) -Why no USB port? (or at least a device to convert the apple Jack into one) -The price. (way to expensive for the lack of features) -The after market price. (you'll need to budget in an extra 100 dollars to make the device suitable for your needs) Side notes: Even though the device doesn't support flash I still seem to get by. Very entertaining! Does not replace regular computer, yet i don't use my laptop anymore. *I suggest that if you want a tablet, by this point you should wait for the second generation to come out. It should be very soon and we should be seeing all those common sense features included. Also, question yourself; "what would I use an iPad for?" Hope this was helpful.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best Apple product I've own:D

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    I've had my iPad for about three week now, and I'm still impressed by what it can do. I manly wanted to you this for web surfing, apps, YouTube, iBooks, and music. And it does those perfectly:D Web surfing is fast. Wi-Fi is really good on some places and not so good in others. But that's not the iPad's fault. Pages are clear and crisp, and easy to read text. Overall web surfing is fantastic(: I love that there are tons of free apps to download. I love the Twitterific app. I tweet so much more now. And I also find using facebook more fun on iPad. Ive only had this device for three weeks, I don't have that many apps, but they run awesome. None of them have crashed. Love the apps and I will be getting more(: I love the built in YouTube app. It's easy to get too. And I watch a lot more YouTube videos on my iPad. The picture is so clear and crisp. The sound is awesome. And even better with headphones. And I love on landscape mode the picture fill the entire screen, by it self. I love this app. I love when you first open the app store on the iPad, it asks you for a iBook app. Glad I downloaded it. I found out that I read a lot more on my iPad. Love that you can get a FREE sample of the book, to see if you like it(: fantastic app, I love it My music experience was amazing on here. I love that you can surf the web, read books on iBooks, all while listening to music. Absolutely fabulous. My only small complaint is that it doesn't have a front facing camera, if it did I would also use it for iChat too. Maybe in the next model It will. Who knows(: To end on a good note, I love the keyboard. This entire review was typed on my iPad. I love the big buttons. Fantastic job apple. Thanks for making my first apple product fun and easy to use. I am a user for life now(:

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Not amzing, not bad either, but just ok

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    I just read a review where someone was complaining that people who don't own an Ipad shouldn't give it bad reviews. Another complained and said that if you bought an Ipad, you shouldn't give it a bad review. I had to laugh because I guess it doesn't matter whether you own one or not, according to them you just shouldn't give it a bad review. Well for the record, I don't own an Ipad. But I have tried one exclusively for two weeks, and let me tell you that is more than enough time to get a feel for the product. It actually belonged to my cousin who is always buying the newest type of gadgets. He went out of town and I was surprised that he wasn't taking this with him. So he gave it to me to test out. After trying it for two weeks, I came to the conclusion that it is okay, but I won't buy it. Most of the complaints are pretty legit. I won't go into all that much detail about them, because they are already in other reviews, but there is a reason that people that give bad reviews all complain about the same things. Pretty much about what it is missing and the fact that it is an over-sized version of an Iphone or Ipod. And it REALLY is like an oversize Iphone or Ipod. To those who say it is not, I want to ask who they think they are kidding? Now just so you know, I like both of those products(Iphone and Ipod), I think they are great. But just repackaging and making it bigger doesn't make it better. Actually, I would prefer it if it was smaller, like an Ipod, for the portability. But that would make it an Ipod. :) Now there was also a game that I tried out on there and to play it you used a virtual controller. To go up you press up on the virtual controller, etc. After about 2 minutes I wished I had a REAL controller, the virtual controller was awkward. So overall it is ok, but there were definitely times when I was using it that I wished I had my laptop or even my desktop, and there were also other times when I wished that this was an Ipod. Someone wrote a review where they said it was great if you use it for the intended purpose, and I ask, what is the intended purpose then? My answer is that its purpose is whatever I want to use it for and that truthfully there are some devices that do certain things better. This is not the device to rule them all and replace everything else. I still use other devices quite frequently, although in my two week test period I tried to keep other device use to a minimum. I have noticed there are two extremes for reviews on here. I think there are some hardcore Apple fans who will give it five stars NO MATTER WHAT is wrong or missing, and I don't think that is accurate for this device. But neither is it accurate for the other extreme of one star. It is okay after all, but not as amazing as some of the hype that some people give it. If you are not on the extreme side one way or the other, then truthfully this product probably deserves about a 3. If you are on the fence about getting this I guess you ask to yourself why you need this before you get it. And for me, I don't need it. I am guessing that a lot of other people will find they don't need it either, and I know more than a couple who don' t WANT one. (I know MIND BLOWING to Hardcore apple fans) But over all I think it is alright, so I give it three stars, but I don't recommend it. But I also recommend that you do your own research on the matter and don't just listen to some of these reviews that are extremely biased one way or another.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best Tablet on the Market

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    When I got the iPad as a birthday gift, I was stunned. I wanted it for so long. But I was a little apprehensive about it. I was afraid that now that I got the iPad it wouldn't be as cool as I thought. In short, I thought its novelty would wear off quickly. It hasn't. I've had the iPad for about two weeks now and I've had to charge it twice! That's the most impressive life I've seen in a gadget, surpassed only by my Nook (which gets the best battery life of any electronic gadget, I think). Instead of trying to understand how great the iPad is thru overarching generalizations, I'll use app-specific examples so you can get a "feel" for the iPad. NETFLIX: This may be my favorite app. It's big and almost HD! I say almost because I don't believe that netflix streams High Definition thru their app, but the big iPad screen and great color spectrum it has along with its high pixel count, makes it nearly HD. It's the best way I can experience Netflix on the go. PAGES: This is probably the funnest (or most fun, if you will) word processor I've ever used. I agree with a previous student reviewer that it makes writing essays fun. The touch screen and screen rotation helps to keep things interesting. The touch screen really helps to keep the whole essay writing, or whatever writing experience interesting. GQ: If I hadn't been previously sold to an iPad, this app alone may have brought me to the checkout line. It makes a magazine look absolutely lust worthy. Horizontal orientation, you can "flip" thru the "print" magazine. When you decided on an article that piques your interest, turn it Vertical and it becomes a scroll down page with the article. Nifty! Twitter: This is arguably much better than the site itself. I had the most fun using this Twitter app. It's big enough to open a link on a tweet and still read other tweets AND write your own tweet on the top of the screen! Email: It's a breeze. A lot like the Twitter app. I could go on and on. I'm a news junkie and following the news is not only easy, it's absolutely aesthetically pleasing. It's superb eye candy no matter what I'm doing. All I can say, however, is that if I haven't convinced you, it's because the iPad doesn't translate into paper well. The magic of it gets lost in explanation, like a good joke. The magic lies in the touch screen, it changes the entire computing experience. Even the usual bore, such as essay writing, becomes compelling. You have to experience it for yourself. If it doesn't win you over instantly, it's not for you. It's that simple.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Better than I thought it would be....

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    Initially when the iPad came out, I was very anti about it.....to me it was nothing more than a larger version of the iPhone....but I've since warmed up to it and played with it a few times in the store. When I saw that my local BB showed they had some in stock, I just had to jump on it. I'm glad I did....while $500 is a bit overpriced for me, it still is something that is worth having. I've already found I enjoy watching YouTube on it as well as ABC shows (though they really don't have many interesting shows for me to watch) and iBooks is much better on the iPad than it is on my iPhone. Compared to the Kindle I have, this thing blows it out of the water, and I can get the same 'free' books through iBooks that I was able to get on the Kindle. Just wish more iPhone apps would create a version for the iPad....Facebook is one of them....hate having to 'zoom' to see things and have a grainy image. Its been out long enough that the basic iPhone apps should have a corresponding iPad app as well

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Revolutionary product that is "almost" perfect

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    The iPad a revolutionary device that quickly goes from being a fun gadget to being a necessity. With hundreds of thousands of available apps the capabilities are nearly limitless, but the iPad is not a direct replacement for a computer. In fact, you have to sync it with a computer that has iTunes before it will function. You'll get over it once you realize that you don't want ALL of your information, nor could you fit it, on your iPad anyway. There are plenty of apps to allow access to any info that you would want, including remote desktop to your computer(s), and iTunes backs-up your iPad when you sync so it is great peace of mind if you damage or loose it. The interface and touch screen are so intuitive and easy to use that my 21 month old son can turn it on, unlock it, and click the YouTube icon nearly as quickly as I can. I have many touch screen devices, and the screen on the iPad is by FAR the most responsive and easiest to use. It does get lots of fingerprints, so have a microfiber cloth handy. With the added features of the latest operating system update to 4.2.1, it is even easier to use. It is very difficult to keep something very simple and intuitive, yet fill it full of features, but Apple has done a fantastic job. My only complaints are the lack of 3 key components; a built-in USB port, a built-in SD or other memory card slot, and front and back cameras. I know it can't be all things to all people, but a USB port and expandable memory slot would in my mind make it perfect. I can live without the cameras until video chat technology improves. The battery is fantastic, and lasts a VERY long time between charges. Keep in mind that it will charge very slowly and need to be turned off if trying to charge from the USB port on a computer (standard 5v). The iPad uses a 10v charger so if you also have a iPod or iPhone and intended on using one of those chargers for the iPad you might want to confirm with a Best Buy or Apple rep that it will work. I suggest buying a second iPad charger, but the battery lasts forever, so I haven't needed a second charger.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Love the ipad

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    I bought the ipad a few days ago and I can hardly put it down. I read a lot of reviews, played with it in the Apple store, and constantly compared it with netbooks. I have been looking for something light to carry to university with me to check emails, read the news, and do some work. I have a Macbook but it is heavy for me to carry around. Finally I decided to go for the ipad and I am very happy with my purchase. Good things about ipad: Speed, light to carry around, easy to type and take notes with (at least for me), e-text books, entertainment device, dont have to worry about anti-virus, pages costs nearly $10 in App store. It is just great.... Bad: No USB port. A camera would have been great. Multitasking is not possible which is annoying at times.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Very impressed

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    After seeing a friends 64g 3g and looking at my budget, i decided to take the plunge on the lower end with the 16g wifi. What does it do out of the box? It doeas a lot of great things out of the box with free apps. It does even more with a few paid apps. I mainly do a lot of reading, typing, and office organizing on the ipad. After 10days of use, i am not disappointed. I did buy the PAGES $9.99 app for word processing. it is very easy to type, and predictive text fixes most of my typing mistakes. The calendar included is a little clunkier than i would like. after using outlook for may years even on an ipaq hand held, the calendar is more time consuming to add an event. the tradeoff: it displays your events better, so for me its a wash. graphics for games are great, and there are alot of free games that are worth getting. the coolest thing was being able to scan a document on our office copier and transferring the PDF right to the ipad. It made a 95 page document very portable. Video: I had bought Star Trek and Wolverine on BRay and had portable files included in the BRay editions. The display wonderfully on the device. Battery usage: I have used this at the office and at home and after one 10 hour day of about 8hours of use, i still had about 30% battery showing in the meter. Just got back from a 4 day trip and only had to charge it once after washing movies and listening to music, and an occasional few minutes for a game here and there. When you get one, i hope you enjoy it as much as i do. BTW this is my first apple product i have bought. I spent about 3weeks making the decision. Don't wait as long as i did. you can make it do whatever you want.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Does exactly what's it's supposed to do

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    Ever since the iPad was announced last January I immediately thought one thing. Revolutionary. For the price of it, it does the basic functions of a laptop and so much more. You can stream both Netflix and Hulu right to it in HD. Meaning you can watch movies on the go anytime you feel like. iWork is built right in for word processing and PowerPoint projects. It's simply amazing how much that this incredibly thin tablet can do. While this may not completely replace a laptop, it's certainly a huge step in that direction. This amazing device does exactly what it's advertised to do and so much more. You just have to explore and play around with it. If you are considering getting one, I strongly urge you to get a case. I personally have the case made by Apple and I haven't been disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Ah The iPad

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    I've had mine for about 2 or 3 months. I must say it is wonderful. The pros are that it's easy to use, easy to download apps and music, and easy to set up email. Everything that you want is a tap away. Literally. With the icons at the bottom (Safari for internet, Mail, and the photo and iPod) you can get started quickly. The emails you can set up include gmail, yahoo mail, aol, and I think one other but I can't rememeber which. The only complaint that I have about the email function is that new emails don't always show up right away, they usually end up coming to my Blackberry before the iPad. I don't know if that's something I haven't set up or if that's just one of the things that gmail and Apple have to work out. Anyway, the iPad can get a little smeared and smudgy after a few uses, but that's easily fixed with a lint free cloth. Or heck even a t-shirt. The screen is very scratch resistant. Again, had it for two or three months and not a scratch on it. The back has a few minor scratches but nothing that an expensive case won't fix. It did take a few tries to get used to typing on the screen but you get used to it. Just make sure you have a steady surface when you type. The back of the ipad is not flat, so it tends rock a little bit when you type on it. The battery life says about 10 hours and that's true. All in all, if you're looking for something to surf the internet with, that's ultraportable, with a great screen size, and is a hybrid between a Mac and an iPod then grab it. P.S. The 3G isn't necessary. Everything downloads just fine with the WiFi by itself. I included the camera connector as an accessory so that you don't have to connect your iPad to your computer to transfer your pictures, you can just transfer them directly.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Wow..Some Reviewers are biased..ya think?

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    Well, I actually have an iPad. My family actually has three of them. Reading some of the reviews on here it's obvious there are some "iHaters" who are posting complete falsehoods or spinning it's lack of features to influence people. Ok..THIS IS NOT A LAPTOP. THIS IS NOT A PHONE. This is an 'internet device'. APPLE MAKES YOU USE ITUNES...just like android uses it's marketplace. Once you realize these two definitions you'll realize that fully 1/2 of the negative reviews are about these two things. The other half are people who would buy a car and complain that it doesn't fly. This device is between a ipod and a laptop. You can use it for email and internet. You can (after buying and downloading) use pages, keynote, and numbers just like MS Office...with the realization that this is not a FULL laptop. There will be limitations. You can open most office files and save in a format that can be used by office. You can use this for netflix, Hulu, Youtube, and several other multimedia apps. You can listen to internet radio, NPR, Pandora..e.tc. You can use it for games. You can use it for work. (I have my inventory, size chart, and pricing structure on it..I imported them from MS Office). There are thousands of apps. This device is very capable. The only true bad thing I can say is about Flash (internet multmedia) but once I started using the ipad I quickly found out this is NOT a big an issue as some make it out, after a while it didn't matter. Many sites are rewriting with HTML5 which works fine withe iPad. This is one of the best purchases I have ever made. The lack of a dedicated USB port is fixed by getting the camera kit ($29) which gives you an SD reader and a USB dongle. It's not compatible with everything but does work in a pinch with things BESIDES a USB card reader. The battery is amazing. I got 11 hours on it with a full charge. I have now had mine many months and STILL get right at 10 hours after hundreds of charges. The price is steep compared to some of the el-cheapo netbooks...but in this case...you get what you pay for. Don't listen to the Apple haters...go try one at Best Buy....

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    GREAT!

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    I was reluctant to buy an iPad because of it's storage capacity (same as iPod touch) and lack of built-in camera (minor feature), but I figured I'd purchase the base 3G model until the next generation came out. First of all, this is not a laptop replacement. In fact, I use it to complement my MacBook Pro. This device is perfect for home, school, or office. I frequently took this device to class where it's a lot more convenient than a notebook for taking notes. In addition, with certain e-reader apps available in the App Store, I downloaded many of my textbooks to it so that I didn't have to tote around several heavy books with me. I also took the iPad with me during work where I used it to quickly take notes during meetings or as an aid in presentations where I could control a slideshow presentation on my computer, wirelessly with my iPad (I could also have access to presenter notes on the device, while my audience only saw the slides on the projector). On top of the countless uses for the iPad, it is very intuitive and easy to use. My mother (who isn't the most technologically savvy) fell in love with it, and used it every time she had the chance. Eventually, before I moved out I gave it to her, and she's been using it ever since to keep track of me and her friends and family on Facebook, while also managing her hobby, buying and selling things on ebay. My only gripe is that they took away the unlimited data option just before I gave it as a gift. Hopefully, after Apple and AT&T's exclusivity contract has run out, other service providers will offer the device and bring back unlimited data. It's a great portable device with a long battery life and number of uses that is only limited by your imagination. I would recommend this to anyone, young or old, in any profession. I can't wait to get another one when the 2nd generation is released, hopefully with more improved features. But as of right now, this device is great as it is.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A great product

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    I have been playing with the ipad for awhile now and I have to say that I really do love it. It's fast, responsive, and easy to get the hang of. I didn't think I would catch on to the keyboard as quickly as I have. For me, it is just like using a regular full size one. Typing this review with it as we speak! Internet with the wifi has been a great experience. I connected within minutes of opening my iPad and haven't lost connection in any area of my home. I have yet to venture to anywhere outside of here but I am hopeful it is just as easy. Battery life is amazing. I was on it for five hours, almost straight through, and only got down to 69%. A few hours later, I am back to 100%. I do a mixture of things on my iPad. I have been using it for reading books, Internet surfing, social networking, and of course applications. There's a wide variety of games and creative apps to enjoy and with more coming out each day, you really cannot go wrong. Videos are crisp and pictures look amazing, I have yet to run into the flash issues on any website I've visited so far which is a good thing. So far, I really have no qualms about this product when it comes to preforming the tasks that I bought it to do. The one issue I have is that it is a bit on the heavier side so propping it has become something I have had to do often. I am looking into a case that has the propping abilities. It is also a huge fingerprint magnet but it cleans up very easily with a damp washcloth as recommended and keeps the responsiveness to touch as good as the day you bought it. This is definitely a fun little toy whether you already have a laptop, iPhone, or iPod touch. Its size, ease, and many features including apps make it a fresh, fun experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice to read eBook and PDF and to access Internet

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    It´s not THE revolution I would expect from Apple, but it´s a nice device to access Internet when you are at home, as it´s always ready when you turn it on. It´s also very good to read PDF (mainly due to its screen size) and eBooks. I also have a 6" Kindle device (which is great for reading books and you can easily carry it along with you), but iPad is much better to read PDFs and to access the Internet. But you often need a briefcase to carry it due to its size... Regarding Internet access, we still have to deal with the fact that iPad doesn´t run flash and javascript, although I have read it will run flash soon, at least. I hope this is true. It is also very good to access your emails, but it sure would help having a webcam to use softwares like skype. But remember, if you plan on using it as a computer for things other than Internet access, notebook (or netbook) is preferable, as it´s not good at all for tasks that need typing.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Simply Stunning

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    The iPad is much more than a big iPhone or iPod touch. I have wanted one since they came out but couldn't justify one. I already have a MacBook pro and iPhone, so I thought the iPad would be redundant. But I was very wrong, since owning the iPad I haven't messed with my MacBook and my iPhone has basically become a phone again. One draw too me 4 the iPad was being able to get magazine subscriptions on it. Yes I know you can get them on the iPhone or even computer but on the iPad it just feels like it should be. Some will complain about the lack of flash but I really don't miss it. Flash is just to buggy and a resource hog, maybe in a couple of years the lack of flash will be a big deal but by then HTML5 will be more widely used. And for the people who think it's to heavy download the ifitness HD app and work out. Multitasking is coming in November as well as wireless printing in ios 4.2 and airplay.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome product for my use

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    i bought an ipad with the idea in mind that i would use it for school mainly. it has helped immensely. first off, you can get pdf files of textbooks. so instead of having to carry around books that weigh a ton, you have it on your ipad, and its really easy to navigate. many books i haven't had to buy which has saved me lots of money. second, its even good for notetaking. the keyboard is easy to use, and the ipad is significantly lighter than a standard laptop. on the rare occassion i forgot my notebook, my ipad filled in nicely. third, i understand that its extremely similar to an iphone, as i also own one of those, but as far as gaming and surfing the web goes, using the ipad is so much easier. and lastly, the price i have found to not be bad at all for what you're getting. i own the cheapest version with 16gigs and for what i use it for, totally worth the money. especially when you compare it to laptops that are around the same price and when you factor in costs for antivirus software and other various additions.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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