Monday, April 19, 2010

Apple iPad: Should You or Should You Not Buy

If you weren't one of the 300,000 people who bought the Apple iPad on launch day or the +200,000 people that have purchased it since then, you may be contemplating whether this device is for you or not. I will give you a few things to think about. Obviously I won't be able to come up with every reason for or against a purchase; however, I will provide enough to get you closer to a decision.

You may want to get the Apple iPad:

If you are a Apple fan boy and just have to have anything with an Apple logo

If you have a primary computer to handle your heavy duty assignment

If you don't need to add or remove data from an USB flash drive to your mobile device

If you don't want to carry a heavy laptop around for your mobile tasks

If you typically use a Smartphone or handheld device AND the screen is too small

If you can't stand using a laptop because the thing gets too hot on your laptop

If you read a lot of books AND would like to carry many with you AND you don't want pay a lot for a single purpose device

If you won't need to type a whole lot of information while mobile OR don't mind paying extra for an keyboard dock

If you like using touch screens that require your finger's skin to touch and don't respond to fingernail taps

If you want to view/share photo, music and videos AND don't mind dealing with iTunes

If you don't care where the information comes from as long as you get it like from apps

You may NOT want to get the Apple iPad if:

If you don't like Apple or you are a Windows fan boy

If you have to Print from your device

You are appalled with smudgy fingerprint all over your screen

If you have to have your GB of storage avaiable for other non-iPad uses

If the majority of your visited web sites are Flash based sites like games

If Not having a camera is a deal breaker

If you like to personalize your device

If need separate profile so that multiple people can have their own email and other information loaded separate from yours

If you want to need Java apps

If you like to download music from non commercial sites

If you need to be able to project the entire devices content to a big screen or projector, not just a slide presentation

If you don't want to be limited to a few sources for ebooks

You use Google Docs are a primary repository for documents and you need to be able to create and edit them on the go

If you watch movies and shows from online sites like Hulu.com

You require high end video or photo editing

You like non- Safari browsers to surf the web

If you are a heavy blogger and have a need to add more than one picture

If you need to download files to your device for storage and sharing


There are many more things to consider, but this should get you started in the right direction.

If want to add to the list, just email me at ask@iamthereforeipad.com

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