The Apple iPad Review: Is This The Right Gadget For You?

The Apple iPad was a device that some predicted would change the world of personal computing, and others predicted would have no market. Since the iPad was released, we’ve seen it sell in its millions.

Although this proves that the iPad definitely does have a market, this Apple iPad review will help you to decide whether it’s the right device for you.

iPad Options Available to Buy

The iPad comes in a few different forms, depending on the storage capacity you need and how you need to connect to the internet.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the various price points:

* 16GB Wi-Fi iPad: $499
* 32GB Wi-Fi iPad: $599
* 64GB Wi-Fi iPad: $699
* 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G iPad: $629
* 32GB Wi-Fi + 3G iPad: $729
* 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G iPad: $829

Notable iPad Features

* 9.65 x 7.47 x 0.5 inches in size
* Weighs 1.5 pounds for the Wi-Fi model, 1.6 pounds for Wi-Fi and 3G
* 9.7 inch LED-backlit screen
* Touch screen
* 1024 by 768 pixel resolution
* Battery life of up to 10 hours with Wi-Fi
* 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
* Accelerometer and ambient light sensor
* Built in speakers
* Supports a range of file formats including WAV, MP3, AAC, MP4, MPEG-4, JPEG, PDF, DOC, XLS and more
* New iBooks reading/ store app for eBooks

The features of the iPad are impressive, as are the apps available to download once you’ve bought it. There are apps to do just about anything you need to do, though any iPad review also needs to list the features that the iPad doesn’t have.

Most importantly, the iPad doesn’t include multitasking, flash, a camera, or any USB connector slots. For many users these aren’t important: it all depends what you need the iPad for.

Wi-Fi Vs. 3G

If you’re thinking about buying an iPad then you’ll need to consider how you connect to the internet. If you choose Wi-Fi only then you’ll only be able to connect when you’re near to a Wi-Fi hotspot or can connect to your own Wi-Fi at home.

With 3G, you can connect anywhere with 3G coverage from AT&T. The main drawback of 3G is that it costs extra upfront and you’ll have to sign up to a monthly data plan to use it.

The iPad Design

No iPad review can fail to mention the design of the iPad. This is a product that is made to take over some of the features of a portable laptop, yet it’s designed to look a lot more stylish, and it’s a lot easier to carry around with you.

It’s glossy screen is huge, meaning that videos and applications look fantastic, and you can’t fail to be impressed by the distinctive Apple look that the device has.


The iPad is very easy to carry around. Although the screen is large, it’s a very slim device and only weighs 1.5 – 1.6 pounds. There are also a number of cases to help make carrying the device easier.

Just make sure you’re careful to protect it against drops and scrapes when you’re out and about.

What Is the Role of the Apple iPad?

One major criticism of the iPad is that it’s just a large version of the iPod Touch, and as such doesn’t really appeal to any particular market. However, it can do much more than the Touch can, thanks mostly to its fantastic screen.

Unfortunately this iPad review can’t tell you that the iPad’s definitely for you (it all depends on what you need), but it can say that the iPad is perfect for those who need a simple (and trendy) portable computer without all the excess features and bulk of a laptop.

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Apple iPad MC705LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, Black) 3rd GenerationApple iPad MC705LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, Black) 3rd Generation$539.98

Apple iPad 2 MC769LL/A Tablet (16GB, WiFi, Black) 2nd GenerationApple iPad 2 MC769LL/A Tablet (16GB, WiFi, Black) 2nd Generation$383.99

Apple iPad with Retina Display MD511LL/A (32GB, Wi-Fi, Black) NEWEST VERSIONApple iPad with Retina Display MD511LL/A (32GB, Wi-Fi, Black) NEWEST VERSION$590.00

Apple iPad 2 MC979LL/A Tablet (16GB, Wifi, White) 2nd Generation (MC989LL/A)Apple iPad 2 MC979LL/A Tablet (16GB, Wifi, White) 2nd Generation (MC989LL/A)$399.00

Apple iPad with Retina Display MD510LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, Black) NEWEST VERSIONApple iPad with Retina Display MD510LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, Black) NEWEST VERSION$485.00

Apple iPad MC707LL/A (64GB, Wi-Fi, Black) 3rd GenerationApple iPad MC707LL/A (64GB, Wi-Fi, Black) 3rd Generation$492.00

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