REVIEW: Apple iPad

I haven’t been blogging much again due to the upcoming exams which I probably will fail if I don’t start shoving information down my throat. But in any case, here’s a quick review on Apple’s iPad.
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Thanks to an awesome friend, who had this iPad on loan from work, I managed to tinker with Apple’s new iPad for approximately 30 minutes. So here goes in a quick and short review of it.

I found the iPad to be really really fun to play with. The amount of games that you could download *for free* (we were using the Monash network to download) was quite a bit; and held our entertainment for quite awhile. You have to be pretty careful with what you download however, as a lot of things are quite pricey and may have additional costs from your internet provider.

Games such as Tap Tap. Which is a rhythmic game that requires the player to tap on to the screen at certain places and times to the the beat of the song. The iPad had a really good touch response time and thus made playing games such as this (and others like air hockey) really enjoyable. With dual speakers, the iPad also produced quality sound.

I had originally thought that typing on this would be really hard, as it was a touch screen. So when I first opened up chat and started typing, I used it like I do with my touch screen mobile. By using, my pointer finger. But, as always, that takes awhile and is annoying when you want to type up a long sentence. So I decided to try using the keypad as you would a normal keyboard, and I can say that it worked perfectly! Of course, there were a few mistakes here and there when I didn’t press the key correctly ..but I thought it was really good :)

At only 680g, dimensions of 242.8mm (height), 189.7mm (width), 13.4mm (depth), and 32GB with Wi-Fi; this compact iPad costs $759AUD.
I can’t really say that I’m still in any favour to purchase this though as I consider it to be too much of a novelty; and not much more convenient. All in all; it was pretty much exactly like an iPhone ..although bigger, and had a little more specs to it.
★★★☆☆
I wish it had a webcam. And that the price wasn’t going to burn a humongous hole in my pocket; but other than that, I thought it was enjoyable and really easy to use. At the moment however, the model I was using did not have multi-tasking and therefore made a few things a little inconvenient.

6 comments to REVIEW: Apple iPad

  • TN

    Excellent review Melody!

    I agree it probably won't replace the conventional laptop, especially since it currently lacks the ability to multitask.

    Although Apple is expected to release a new Multitasking Operating System for both the iPhone 3GS and iPad shortly.

  • Naka

    waaa i wana play with the ipad too >.<

    :3 nice review tehe I like ipod touches and phones they alwasy keep me amused XD

  • kyura

    fufufufu~ imagine the tap tap score if we used the star power thingies!

  • Vincent

    I'm pretty sure, the second gen iPad will come out anytime soon with a camera. :)

  • Melody

    @Vu What? No special nickname today? But yes, I would still prefer a laptop over this iPad any day :3

    @TN When it does release the version where it can multitask, can you get it ..so I can review that too :P ?

    @Naka Yea me too ^^" But then again ..I am easily amused :P especially with new things :3

    @Kyura ..Yeah. IF ONLY YOU KNEW TO PRESS THAT STAR THING :|

    @Vincent If it does..then it'll be perfect :D ..sort of :D

  • tinkrboxer

    hey guys, there is a free play jackpot machine where the first prize is the Apple iPad. try out and see if you win. http://www.tinkrroulette.com

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