Apple iPad Reviews- Apple iPad Review, Reviews of iPad
If you are reading this iPad review, you are probably still wondering if you should spend $499 or more on an iPad, and you are looking for answers. In this article, I will try to tell you what the iPad does (or does not), and how good (I think) it really is. After reading this iPad Reviews, you should have a good idea of whether or not the iPad is for you and what it will really bring on the table.
iPad Reviews - External design (Beautiful)
The build quality is excellent. The aluminum back feels great under the finger and nothing feels cheap. There is an audio jack connector for headphones, and a microphone for apps that need it. The speaker is on the bottom of the device where the "Home" button is. The audio quality is so-so and the maximum speaker volume is too soft for my taste. My advice: use headphones whenever possible. The volume button is accessible and active whenever the iPad is playing something.
iPad Reviews - Display (Very good)
The display deserves its own section: with a resolution of 1024x768, it has a seemingly low pixel density compared to select high-end smart phones. That said, everything looks sharp and colorful. In direct sunlight, you will get a good amount of reflections, but overall, the iPad display does OK, especially if you are looking at an image with bright colors. If you are watching a dark movie, only a trans-reflective display could help you in that situation. Note that the iPhone 3GS display is slightly better in direct sunlight.
iPad Reviews - User Interface (Easy)
For those who have used an iPhone or an iPod touch, there is no learning curve whatsoever. It's the same look (with many additions) and feel and you'll be productive right away. If you are not familiar with it, this is arguably one of the best touch interface out there, and I expect most people to be able to ramp up fairly quickly.
iPad Reviews - Web browsing (Good but incomplete)
The web browsing experience is very like the one on the iPhone/iPod touch, but a little faster, and with a much more comfortable display. Now, there is no need to zoom much and this feels very much like browsing on a computer but, they are some significant hiccups:
1/ Page loading is still noticeably slower than on a computer
2/ There's no flash, and many flash-heavy sites like local restaurants or entertainment sites won't work properly.
3/ Google docs won't let you edit documents, and I've noticed issues with some Facebook widgets as well. Expect some difficulties with edgy Web 2.0 sites.
Overall, it's not a real problem but I want to make sure that you realize that these issues do exist, and that they might not be fixed in the near future.
iPad Reviews - WiFi chip faster than the iPhone 3GS
The 3G model isn't available yet, but the good news is that the WiFi chip of the iPad is faster than the iPhone's - if you can find a network fast enough to saturate both chips... It is not surprising thought, because Apple has less power and thermal constraints with the iPad WiFi chip, they can crank it up.
iPad Reviews - Battery Life (Excellent)
Thanks to progress in low-power designs, testing the battery life of computers is becoming seriously long. The custom iPad A4 processor consumes very little power, so in most cases, the display will be the largest drain factor on the battery.
- Local storage video: 10+ hours
- Streaming video (Netflix): 10+ hours
- Book reading:11-12hrs
- Music (display off): (too long, if I want to publish this week)
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