A Short Take On The New iPad
It seems like Yesterday when the world was introduced to the first generation iPad. It was quite (and still is) and impressive piece of work. And now we have The iPad 3. Sorry, It’s not the iPad 3, it’s the “new iPad”. So many new things with the latest generation tablet from apple, from the naming convention to the processor that’s apparently quite large.
What’s not to like about iPads anyway? They’re sleek, durable, and do almost everything laptops do. It’s difficult to improve on something that’s quite good, but they did it anyway. Visually similar to it’s predecessors, the new iPad is aimed at those new to tablets and consider one (like me), those with the first generation iPad and want to upgrade, or apple fans that must have up to date pieces of their number one company’s products.
2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi). For a 9.7 inch display i find this to be quite a feat! It’s a larger resolution that my lenovo laptop! 4G internet. These are all for future-proofing the device. (Although next year or after there’s going to be an even better iPad? Wow.) 4G internet isn’t available everywhere but bear in mind it still has HSPDA (layman’s terms, it’s still has really fast internet capability) for the WiFi + 4G model. Storage capacity’s the same (choose from 16, 32, or 64GB).
The A5x processor is a dual core with quad core graphics. This should make gaming as well as productivity such as photo editing much quicker.
It’s becoming more and more of an office tool rather than a lifestyle device, or thing to have. Rumor has it (no that’s not Adele influencing me) that there might be Microsoft Office being developed for it. It’d make it much more relevant to own an iPad with a suite like MS office available. I still find it odd that tablets have cameras. One tends to look quite ODD taking a picture with what resembles a picture frame? Though you have to give it credit for it’s amazing image quality as shown.
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The price seems right for a device that converges so many abilities into one clean slate. $499 for the 16gb WiFi only model, $629 for the 16GB for the WiFi + 4G model. While these seem like high prices to pay, you’re paying for quality, reliability and style, not to mention ability. Should MS office be made available it’d make the iPad even more sensible.
Pssst, the first Generation ipad 16GB+WiFi model’s up for grabs at the store (in the refurbished section, Refurbished meaning the box was opened and the thing re-packaged) for just $299. That’s a good deal isn’t it?