Apple's iPad is the latest buzz in the tech space. Everyone—whether they are interested in the new Apple device with a large touch screen or not—knows about it. There's so much of hype in the media; every blog is talking about it.
After being bombarded with the iPad frenzy, are you considering buying the sleek and sexy buzz of the town. Here's a small list that will help you decide whether the iPad is a right fit for you or not. And, just for your information, many geeks are not impressed by the iPad.
The on-screen keyboard: Do you type a lot: writing codes or your class project? Will you be comfortable using the on-screen keyboard? It should be something like having just the screen part of your laptop with a virtual keyboard? If you hit your keys hard, be sure that you will scratch your iPad very soon. You can buy an optional $69 keyboard from Apple, if you intend to use the iPad for lots of typing.
No multi-tasking: The iPad has limited multi-tasking for select applications. Any third-party apps available in Apple's app store will not be able to run along with another applicaation. If you are more than often working on two or more applications (who isn't), you will feel the pinch.
Small storage capacity: In the world of information overload, the iPad comes with very limited storage capacity of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. If you are running out of space on your 320GB hard drive, will you be able to survive with iPad's limited storage?
No USB port: The iPad doesn't have a USB port. So you will have to use an Apple port connector to link to a USB port of your computer and transfer the files. Does that sound like a hassle to you?
iPad is not a computer. So if you want a laptop which allows you to enjoy movies and games along with designing bridges and towers or websites, don't even consider buying an iPad. It's a huge iPhone with better brains and processing power. Go, buy the iPad if you want a new gadget for having fun and browsing the web. Don't expect it to replace your workhorse Mac, Windows or Linux computer.
View technical specifications for the iPad