Wednesday, January 27, 2010

First Impressions of the Apple iPad

Just saw that Jimmie over at GadgetsOnTheGo.net has a cool graphic of the iPad posted with a compact specs block.

The iPad looks really cool, but I'm not sure I'll buy one before I get to play with one at Best Buy or an Apple Store. Ya, let's make that until I play with one at an Apple Store. Sure it's an hour to the nearest Apple Store, but you kinda have to visit "the holy land" if you're going to play with the newest Apple hardware and software and talk to someone who really knows the product inside and out.

Regardless of what I do, I don't see myself buying one of the cellular service editions of iPad. I really don't want to have to put more money in the pockets of the phone company. I've been doing fine with my Wi-Fi enabled iPod touch. Now that I'm thinking about it, I'm willing to bet that hi-def TV shows and movies, which I do watch often on my iPod touch, are going to look great on this thing.

And while we're talking about the "phone company," it looks like Verizon is out in the cold again as Apple selects AT&T as their 3G cellular edition iPad partner. I mean why not? It isn't like AT&T's wireless network is getting over run by iPhone users as it is.



Now for the part that is going to put me in the dog house for a few weeks: the price! How am I going to walk around the house toting this tech without my wife getting suspicious, checking the bank account, and finding out that I've dropped $600-700 on a new "toy" that I don't need?!

[Images courtesy of GadgetsOnTheGo.net, and Engadget.com]

3 comments:

Gary said...

You know you will find a way lol the "pull is just too much to resist lol.

Gary R

Anonymous said...

If money's not a factor for you, yes, get it. For millions of Americans right now, the unemployed, the hurting, and for those paying back college loans such as myself and people struggling to make ends meet -- it's a tease. You're better off waiting.

But make no mistake about it: the iPad will be around for a while. Its impact on the future of personal computing, gaming and books will be significant.

This device is revolutionary, and it will shake up a few more industries just as the iPhone, iPod, and iTunes store did before it.

Well done, Apple.
STC Technologies

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