Should I get my wife an iPad as our first Apple product?
It is time to get my wife a new computer. Her old laptop broke a long time ago and she has simply been using the house PC (windows based). I have an Android smartphone that I'm in love with: a Dell Streak 5". It is basically a mini-tablet, and it has tought me how convenient a tablet can be.
I've looked at the Android tablets, and honestly, I'm going to pass on those. I don't think Android in any of its current form is polished enough for my wife.
Me? I'm a tech junkie, so I have no problem tweaking and hacking and cooking ROMs, etc. My wife? nope. She's a facebook, tetris, non-tech person.
Things she would use it for:
watch TV shows on the internet
Now, one caveat, I did a bit of research and the TV shows she wathces (latin/spanish soap operas) are all on flash based websites. Is there a way around this? I think I read that there was. Is it a simple way? Again, I don't want to have my wife have to run around in circles. The point of the iPad vs a traditional laptop would be for simplicity + portability.
I've never owned an Apple product, but I'm enamored with the iPad. It looks the best out of any of the tablets, but I'm nervous because we aren't Apple people. I'm thinking that the iPad and Apple OS must be easy for non-techies; how else could they have sold 12 trazillion of them? (I might be a bit off on those sales figures)
So, an iPad should be fairly easy for her to pick up, right? Or should we stay away and go with a product I'm familiar with so I can help her troubleshoot should it get that way?