The iPad: Macworld's complete review
Posted 03 April 2010 - 01:46 PM
Posted 03 April 2010 - 01:53 PM
Posted 03 April 2010 - 02:29 PM
My mouth is watering to get a bite of this animal when the 3Gs are out.
For now I will load up on the apps to populate it and watch for the early release promo deals from vendors.
In a way it is very good that the 3G is not out, because I have taxes to do for the next couple weeks and I couldn't force myself to work enough if my iPad was calling me at every turn . . . .
Tax, Accounting & Computers Svcs
Posted 03 April 2010 - 02:49 PM
People who play flash games are either kids or Facebook users? Love the generalisation!
On a more serious note, I think you raise a valid point.
There is little other than flash games that cannot be created using web standards.
Posted 03 April 2010 - 03:21 PM
Posted 03 April 2010 - 03:27 PM
Second, you wrote, "If you’ve considered buying a cheap laptop to keep around the family room in order to access the Internet, the iPad would fit the bill perfectly." Why? There are many cheap laptops that cost the came but offer much better browsing experiences.
For instance, the Toshiba Satellite L505 costs the same but has a bigger screen than the iPad (15"), runs Flash, lets you download and view any kind of file, offers multiple user accounts, and gives you desktop-class browsers with tabs that don't reload each time you switch between them, private browsing modes, the ability to download any file off the internet and play them, etc. -- the whole nine yards.
It seems to me that the iPad is one of your worst options if you just want to browse the internet from the family room.
Posted 03 April 2010 - 03:34 PM
Is this based on experience? Do you own an iPad? Have you attempted to use it as an e-reader in the sun? Reviewers who have done say there is only an problem is you wear certain kinds of sun-glasses; otherwise, the iPad-as-ereader works is quite usable in the sun.
Posted 03 April 2010 - 05:14 PM
Posted 03 April 2010 - 06:13 PM
It;s comparable to an iphone because it uses a similar limited OS and has similar limited i/o capabilities. It isn't a computer as much as it is a media conduit. This review seems to boil down to - "it looks good" but doesn't do very much very well and we love it. I still don't get it and all I use is macs.
Posted 03 April 2010 - 06:29 PM
I even think safari should be tweaked for the iPad. I mean why do we need this big long address bar? I don't need to see these arcane urls. Plus scrolling through long pages gets tedious. Needs a gesture or tap sequence to page down/up.
Overall your review sums up my thoughts nicely.