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"Perspective from an Android and Windows User" - By J. Anderson (Austin, TX)
I realize I must have been living under a rock for the past few years since I've never owned an Apple product. I've been using PCs since I was a kid in the early 90s and Android on my smartphone for three years (Blackberry before that). So it was not an easy decision for me to take the plunge on the New iPad. Below are my findings thus far, some of which I knew before buying and some that I've learned since. I won't spend time reviewing technical details or comparisons to the iPad 2. There are dozens of professional reviews out there that have done as much. Instead, this is my perspective in using the iPad after so many years with non iOS products.
Positives: + Beautiful design, form, fit, etc. Always seems to be the case for Apple products (sometimes ... full review
"It's cool, but has its flaws - and do you really need one?" - By J. Harvey (Atlanta)
First things first: I consider myself relatively unbiased on Apple products. I received the original iPad as a gift (which I was able to return once I saw the iPad 2 announcement) and I have an old iPod 4th gen with color display which is still going strong after a few years, but aside from that I typically use Windows PCs and my phone is Android.
If you don't have an iPad, and you're trying to decide whether you want one or not, ask yourself: What will I use this for?
This is meant to be an overview for the uninitiated, since according to initial news reports, 70% of people who have bought the iPad 2 so far didn't own an original iPad.
If you want it for web surfing, a portable Netflix or other video screen, gaming, or FaceTime/Skype video chat, it's definitely adept ... full review
I just purchased this device, i previously owned the iPad 2 and the iPad 3rd gen. Below are some of the improvements with this latest model and some of my impressions.
- Dual-core A6X with quad-core graphics means games and apps runs twice as fast compared to the 3rd Gen iPad. No slowdowns on apps that i previously had problems with. - Wifi speeds are also twice as fast. The improvements are noticeable, downloading on the Appstore, watching Youtube and just browsing are quick. - It runs cooler. Using this device for several hours won't burn you, Battery life is also the same to the previous model. - Front facing camera is 720p, back is 5 megapixel
Cons - Lightning connection port means some accessories won't work without an adapter. - The camera quality wasn't that impressive.
Overall the upgraded version has many improvements, if ... full review
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"Comparison Between Kindle and Apple iPad" - By The Big Guy (Pittsford, NY USA)
Want the long and the short of it without having to read a "mega review"? Here goes. I have an original Kindle and a DX and I've had an iPad for one week. I love them all, but the iPad has won me over. Here's what I've experienced so far:
VERSATILITY - Apps, movies, music, pictures, effective internet connectivity, color display, extremely intuitive GUI all combine to make iPad the hands down winner in this category.
DISPLAY - E Ink is much better for reading, especially in bright light. And, the matte screen on the Kindle doesn't smudge as easily as the iPad screen. However, the iPad has a gorgeous color display and once you get accustomed to it, reading is not difficult. I especially like the backlit display at night when reading in bed ... I can read to my hearts content and not bother my sleeping ... full review
I will first start by saying that if you are holding off because you are unsure of Honeycomb - don't, it is excellent. I held off for a bit because of all the app talk and I really shouldn't have. What everyone needs to realize is that the Android app market already works with Honeycomb. Due to the nature of how apps are developed for all versions of Android, ALL the existing apps scale to full screen and most look and are great.
On to the tablet.
Pros -BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY (really great viewing angles, high resolution, pls, great color, bright) -VERY solid build quality (grey metallic is awesome looking and feels good, volume and power buttons have very solid build quality) -VERY thin and light -Honeycomb is excellent (so customizable, so easy to use, looks really cool) -Fast (very fast) -Full internet -Swype keyboard is ... full review
I'd like to preface my review by saying that I've always had an affinity for Samsung products. I've owned the original Galaxy tab 10.1, Samsung Series 9 ultrabook, Galaxy s3, Note 2, and the Nexus 10 tablet. But for those that may simply dismiss me as a fanboy, that's not to take away from my enthusiasm towards tech in general - I own a 15' Retina macbook pro, Ipad 4, Vaio Pro 13, and have had a myriad of other products along the way which I have thoroughly enjoyed. If it works well and fits my needs, I will get it.
I like to appreciate each product for what it truly is: the value and usefulness it can provide me. This Galaxy tab 3 8 is as good as any tablet out there on the market today.
Size and Build Quality: In my opinion, 8 inches is ... full review
I absolutely love this color. It is a nice size, it is manageable and nicely weighted. The OS is smooth as always. Runs fast. Plays my apps well. I can now read on something! Very happy about that! Only thing I was bummed about was the lack of Netflix listed. I suppose the 'supplies' ran out? Either way, love the case it came with. Thank you for making an awesome product. I love the Galaxy line!
"Great combination of style and function" - By Dr. Dapertutto (Los Angeles, CA)
I just picked one of these up and wanted to throw in a few comments that I haven't seen on other reviews. I've had this keyboard for about a day now and overall I'm quite please with it. It doesn't fully cover and protect the iPad, but it's great if you care about matching the sleek style of the iPad. When closed it feels like a MacBook Air. Cnet and Zdnet have some useful video reviews that I suggest taking a look at if you want to see it in action.
I've seen people use similar keyboard docks at cafes and often the iPad gets bumped and falls out of the docking groove. Since there are magnets in this keyboard's groove, the iPad sticks firmly in place. Also, the iPad screen doesn't bounce around when you tap and swipe. I would even feel comfortable using it on my ... full review