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Amazing technology yet not without it's faults

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07.02.2011

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Memory / capacityGood

Ease of useEasy

Range of Extra FeaturesSatisfactory

Instruction manualSatisfactory

Manufacturer SupportNeeds improvement

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My experience from the last two months of ipad use.

PROS:

* Amazing battery life. I can easily use it for 10 hours even while watching movies and playing games. Nothing at all compares to this. Honestly when It first came out, I thought "boy it's lacking an awful lot" but in reality I think that it helps with battery life. You start adding all these ports and whatnot and that drains the battery.

* Completely smooth. No choppiness or anything when opening programs, very nice.

* Great display. Even on auto brightness the battery still lasts forever.

* Jailbroken, i can multitask using backgrounder and play snes4iphone using my WiiMote, among other things

* Flash is pretty much a non issue for me. Every website that i cared if they had flash support has converted to HTML5 for the iPad

* I also thought 32gb would be too little for storage but neither my wife nor i's iPad is filled and we have movies, music, apps, books, etc

* The iBooks app is better than my Sony ereader. I have had no issues with my eyes hurting, and the app is faster than the ereader was.

* Other than some minor issues that I go into below, the keyboard is great and easy to type on

* Plenty of great apps and uses for the device that you wouldn't think of until you owned one

* It's lightweight and has eliminated a ton of cords...making traveling easy as hell with a ton more room in my carry on. I've eliminated chargers and pc cables for movie players, laptops, ereaders, you name it.

* My girlfriend and I can play some pretty fun games like scrabble and ten pin shuffle wirelessly

* Native support for Arabic font (I frequent www.bbc.com/persian)


CONS:

* I often get pretty bad typing lag especially on forums. This is the one area that the graphics engine does not do well...it can process HD video and games, but not 1kb smiley faces. This isn't an issue specific to the iPad as my over clocked droid has the same issue

* I hate the app store. I like the layout, sorting, and searching much better than the android market...however, you cant get refunds on apps like you can for the first 24 hours on the android market. This sucks because if a developer releases and app that turns out to be super buggy, you have no recourse. For example, today I downloaded iBearMoney, a finance app and it does nothing but crash despite good reviews.

* The keyboard randomly doesn't auto cap the letter I when in the middle of a sentence. I have no idea why that is. Very minor annoyance, no big deal. You can see in this post where some of my Is are capped and some are not.

* The app store still isn't great for iPad only apps. It's missing a ton of apps that you would expect to be out...facebook etc. That being said this is just a temporary annoyance as i am sure the apps will begin to pour in.

* You have to convert all of your movies to play in iTunes. Even with a dual core 4.26GHz, 4GB RAM, etc etc...a full movie takes about 30+ minutes to convert using handbrake. So now I have all of my DVDs and TV shows on the original DVD, on avi format on an external drive (in case the DVDs get lost, scratched, etc) and now i had to buy another external drive to hold all of the DVDs in m4v (iPad) format. It took about seven straight days to convert all of my movies alone, not counting tv shows.
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The best way to experience the web, e-mail, photos, and videos. Hands down. All of the built-in apps on iPad were d...

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