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iPad - What is it good for?

Posted by Atlas , 25 December 2010 · 502 views

So after my last entry here, which dealt with getting a new phone (I ended up getting a Droid), I am now thinking about getting an iPad.

But is this thing really worth buying? What can I do on it that I can't do on my phone? Is it just another useless toy? It would be larger/better for, say, reading...but other than that?




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supercoolyellow
Dec 25 2010 01:27 AM
I'm also curious how good the ipad is for CN. Does it work well with forums? How about IRC?
It's useless IMO. Just get a new touch screen computer.
If you already have a Droid, then I would recommend an Android tablet, as you might be used to the interface. (But you'll have to wait till 2011 to get the really decent ones)
Or just get a touch screen computer, like Ironfist said.
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Schattenmann
Dec 25 2010 01:48 AM
The iPad is something I view as completely useless if you already have a laptop and/or smartphone. It's a fanboi badge.
If it's your money, bank it. Ask yourself what you're going to be doing with it.
It's good for blending. :v:

But seriously, it's a big iPod; if you like an iPod, you'll like the iPad, if you don't, you won't. It's for content consumption, not content creation, so if you plan for it to be useful for more than reading and gaming, don't buy it.
Absolutely nothing?

Anyone???
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Hiro Nakara
Dec 25 2010 03:38 AM
Buy yourself a Netbook and save yourself some money and being laughed at for having a iphone for giants.
It's tough to blend, so it's pretty good.
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Alfred von Tirpitz
Dec 25 2010 06:07 AM
Do not buy it.
My family has two iPads with a few specialist apps to help my autistic brothers with communication.

From my own use of them, I don't think they're worth buying unless you can think of a specific reason for using it that can't be filled by something better. The main reason that springs to mind is travelling a lot and not wanting to bring along laptops.

It's very personalised though, I don't think you can use blanket advice from other people on whether to buy it or not.
Sounds a lot like people aren't too excited about the iPad. At any rate I think it might be a good idea to wait for a nice Android Tablet then.

From my own use of them, I don't think they're worth buying unless you can think of a specific reason for using it that can't be filled by something better. The main reason that springs to mind is travelling a lot and not wanting to bring along laptops.

I do quite a lot of traveling. But I've never had any problems bringing my laptop with me.

It's very personalised though, I don't think you can use blanket advice from other people on whether to buy it or not.

This is indeed a fair point.
Get a netbook instead. They do twice as much at half the price.
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Prime minister Johns
Dec 25 2010 08:32 AM
indeed, get a good eee PC. you can do a lot more on an eee than with a iPad, including put iTunes on it. And it costs less than half of the price of an iPad.

Sounds a lot like people aren't too excited about the iPad. At any rate I think it might be a good idea to wait for a nice Android Tablet then.

From what I hear, the Nook makes for a good tablet once rooted.
Oh, and if you do go the iPad route, this should give you a head start on how to get it filled up and running: http://gizmodo.com/5...needs-right-now
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Prince Imrahil
Dec 25 2010 10:37 AM

Absolutely nothing?

Anyone???

I'm glad someone made that reference.
I got one for Christmas and am currently setting it up. I'll let you know what I think.
I've had one that work bought for me, for about 5 or 6 months. I use it for Netflix and fantasy football.

That's it. I use my laptop for everything else still. Not worth the money if you have to buy it yourself.
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Alfred von Tirpitz
Dec 26 2010 09:02 AM

I got one for Christmas and am currently setting it up. I'll let you know what I think.


As i said, do not buy it. Having one gifted to you however is alright specially so if you cant control what someone gifts you.

Absolutely nothing?

Anyone???


Yes, that is the softball joke Atlas set everyone up for. Congratulations.

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