Should You Buy an iPad?

Posted by Bruce J. Metrells on December 9, 2011 under Computing, Internet | Be the First to Comment

Now that the iPad has been on the market for about a year, it seems apparent that this product has made a real impact and won’t be disappearing anytime soon. In fact, there are a lot of people out there eagerly awaiting the next generation of the iPad. It’s a good idea to carefully consider an investment like this to make sure that it will appeal to you on a personal level long after the novelty wears off before you decide to buy. We’ve reviewed these features to help you make your decision.

English: The iPad on a table in the Apple case

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Those who are still skeptical of the iPad’s capabilities just don’t know what it can do and if it’s worth the money. The following article information will show you the in’s and out’s of the iPad.

A good reason to get an iPad is if you like to read e-books. With the iPad, you get great screen color and brightness, unlike other readers such as the Kindle and Nook. Apple also gives you access to its own online bookstore, iBooks and you can also get a free app for Kindle. Of course, if reading e-books is all you want the iPad for, you have to factor in that it’s more expensive than other book readers. These devices don’t offer you the same features as iPad — internet access and being able to play games and watch videos. Something that comic fans are happy about is the Marvel Comic app which lets you read Marvel comic books and view the illustrations in high definition. The gaming capability iPad offers is a real hit with fans of computer games. The screen is a high quality screen and 3D games look amazing on it. Serious gamers are not impressed with the iPad claiming that the interface for gaming is more difficult to manipulate than using a mouse, keyboard, or wheel in combination with a computer. In the near future there will be an accessory, the iCade, released that will allow games to enjoy a better gaming environment on the iPad. Until that happens, gamers will be left with adequate but limited gaming capabilities that may not satisfy die hard gamers.

Many people have not yet bought an iPad, not because they don’t want it, but they are hoping the price will come down or a far superior upgrade will be delivered. Nobody knows when the next iPad will be released and there is already buzz about the new features and improvements Apple will make. The current iPad will decrease in price only when the new generation model is available for purchase. Waiting for a new and improved iPad is a good idea, unless of course the present iPad has everything you want.

The iPad is still one of the newest fun and fascinating devices on the market. You are the only one who can decide whether or not you really need or want one. The advantages and limitations of the iPad discussed above must be considered in relation to your preferences. Because this is only the first generation of the device it’s likely we will see upgrades in the future.

 

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