View Poll Results: Are you happy with your iPad
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- 05-02-2010, 04:09 PM #76
I just got my iPad today and so far, I love it! It's nice to be able to lay on the couch without having a laptop on me.
The keyboard will take a while to get used to, but it took me a while to get used to my iPhone too.
I was also nervous about all the wifi issues I've read about, but so far, so good.
- 05-02-2010, 04:31 PM #77
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- 05-02-2010, 10:08 PM #79iPhone Newbie
- 13 Posts
I got mine on Friday (3G version)…..and I haven't stopped playing with it. This has replaced my iPhone as my internet connection around the house. I no longer have to carry the "big lap top" around. The battery life is great, the screen is amazing. I can't wait for more apps to come around, and of course OS 4 will be another huge advance.
Thanks Steve, great piece of equipment.
- 05-02-2010, 10:10 PM #80
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- 05-03-2010, 10:46 AM #82
Definitely love it. I have a laptop when I absolutely have to do spreadsheet work or use some flash site BUT those are mundane tasks. When I turn on the iPad it is pure joy and fun. Great surfing (I don't frequent many flash sites, although I would love to see Hulu and Comedy Central move to HTML5). My biggest gripe is with the calendar. No ICS supports for accepting meeting requests BUT if you use the iPad Safari and use Gmail you can select HTML mode at the bottom of the page and then the ICS works to manage requests. I wish this were built into the iPad calendar. Also, a tap on a date should open a new appointment dialog instead of clicking on the '+' key at the bottom. Dumb. Other than that, awesome eReader, ABC player rocks, Netflix awesome...oh yeah one more thing...how about a native clock app...hellooooooooo.
- 05-03-2010, 10:59 AM #83
I think it is pure garbage. The bezels are too big. It doesn't have a built in cd rom. No user removeable battery. No Flash, and we all know Flash is THE building block of Al Gore's interwebz. The screen isn't big enough. It's too heavy. There's no physical keyboard. No upgradeable RAM. No usb port or card reader. No firewire port. Microsoft Office is not on the App Store. Let's see, I think that's about it.
- 05-03-2010, 11:33 AM #84
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- 05-03-2010, 07:10 PM #86
- 05-04-2010, 06:12 AM #87
- 05-04-2010, 06:21 AM #88
The Netflix streaming via 3G, virtually anywhere, is really doing it for me. The speeds are faster than I've gotten from sharing a Pre's internet connection.
Too bad about the ABC app's wifi-only limitation. Ditto for the 20MB dowbload item limit.
EDIT: it seems that ABC has provided an update. The app now plays via 3G, as well. THANK YOU.
Last edited by west3man; 05-04-2010 at 01:51 PM.
- 05-04-2010, 01:29 PM #89
I'm enjoying all the time I get to spend with my iPad. I've been using it for some internet blogging as well. Sometimes I still have to go to the desktop or laptop for the more heavy lifting, but otherwise, the iPad is very capable and I love the form factor.
- 05-04-2010, 07:40 PM #90
iPad is better than I expected
I bought a 32GB wi-fi only iPad. It's better than I even expected. The large screen looks great, apps are generally snappy in performance, and the small footprint as compared to my MacBook Pro lends itself to going nearly everywhere with me.
The thing I find really interesting is the reaction from my friends. These are men from 40 to 70 years old, and they all LOVE the iPad! a few of them already use iPhones, so all I have to tell them is "you already know how to use it". The guys who don't have iPhone also quickly get comfortable using it. I see more converts on the horizon.
- 05-05-2010, 12:38 PM #91iPhone Newbie
- 12 Posts
- 05-06-2010, 12:59 AM #92iPhone Newbie
- 28 Posts
I'm loving my 64gb WiFi + 3G version. So much nicer to surf the net, email, watch movies, read books and much more on a larger screen. Add to the fact I don't have to boot up the laptop for these simple tasks is so nice.
I can't wait for the Canadian wireless companies to announce data plans for the iPad. Oh wait, I'm sure they'll be charging an arm and a leg - it's just the Canadian way.
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- 05-06-2010, 05:18 PM #95
The quick and consistent turn on, boot, reboot, etc is so reliable it spoils you.
The lack of heat isn't mentioned often enough, though. I love that I can put this thing on my bed without worrying if the sheets are blocking the vents and cooking my device...or my legs!
- 05-06-2010, 08:25 PM #96
Had mine since Tuesday and I haven't put it down much at all. I love the fact that I can read a book, pop onto the web, check my email, play a quick game all while laying in bed without the bulk of my laptop. I could do all that on my iPhone, but I got tired of concentrating on the small screen, especially when reading. I mean I could only read a couple of paragraphs per page and that got old. With iBooks I feel almost like I'm reading a hardcopy. And the light from the screen doesn't bother my husband like the nightstand lamp does.
- 05-06-2010, 11:12 PM #97
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- 05-11-2010, 08:56 PM #99
My 24 hour experience has been wonderful. I worked night shift last night as well as tonight, but I couldn't put the thing down this morning! Since yesterday, I've gotten all of my content on it, responded to some online classwork, played some games, watched some videos and of course listened to some podcasts. The wonderful thing for me is that even though I carry an iPhone, I can do all my multimedia type things from the iPad and save my iPhone battery life for ... well ... the phone! So far I have not had any regrets on my purchase. I did have one at first with my University of Phoenix website causing freezes in Safari due to Flash (ugh), but there is a work around I found fairly easily.
- 05-12-2010, 02:52 PM #100