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Roby's avatar

Are iPads expensive, in terms of loading material?

Asked by Roby (2939points) December 8th, 2010

I have only seen them advertised on TV, so I don’t know much about them. They seem like a great entertainment tool away from home. Please tell me what you know about them.

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BarnacleBill's avatar

They are great for Web browsing, reading, checking e-mail, podcasts, watching movies, and a host of apps that make life and organization easier. It’s like having a bigger iPod Touch. Depending on what you do online, it can be transformational.

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jerv's avatar

They are good at simple stuff, like the stuff @BarnacleBill mentioned, but make a poor substitute for an actual laptop. That may serve most people fine since they only use their computers for surfing and watching videos anyways, so they are good enough for that.

If all you are looking for is an entertainment tool then they are pretty decent in that regard, but I personally would rather save my money and get an Android tablet of which there are a few, and more coming out every day. The Apple iPad may have a long battery life and a sleek look, but it also has a large price tag and lacks a few things I consider necessary as a matter of personal preference.

I know quite a bit more about tablets, possibly more than you would ever want to know, but I am on my way out the door to work, so if you want more info from me, it’ll have to wait :P

Roby's avatar

Thanks, I priced them at Walmart and no way I can afford one anyway.

jerv's avatar

@Roby Like computers, phones, and music players, Apple has just about the priciest tablet on the market, and it’s not expensive because it’s fast or powerful.

The Android tablets that are on the horizon are less expensive, though they are still a few hundred dollars. What sort of price range were you looking at anyways?

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