Compare and Contrast
While a friend was going to class, I asked if I could test out their netbook, just to see what it was all about. He willingly gave it to me and said, "You'll love it!" So, here I am, typing this blog on this netbook, just to try it out – all while my iPad is sitting right next to me, taunting me.
Written on an iPad
All in all, though, I'm impressed at how well the iPad seemed to work – until I tried to be productive in it by writing this entry. I'll see how the week progresses, but right now, it still feels like just an over-sized iPod.
Class Notes and Games
The iPad will play YouTube videos, ABC videos and games, read the news and even show you the pages of a book. After all that, the iPad still won't do a very good job for notetaking.
7 Thoughts after 24 Hours
I've had the iPad for a day now - here are seven thoughts ranging from the good to the 'What were they thinking!'
iPad and its night on the town
So, I'm tired of using this iPad in the safety of the office. Seeing as it's Wednesday and there is not too much going on to corrupt the innocence of my new iPad, I'm going to Cafe Helios for a drink with a friend, and I'm bringing it along for the journey. I'm curious as to how the iPad stands up on the go.
Waltz with the iPad
The iPad is heavier than it looks. Not a lot... it's Apple-product heavy. Sort of like the iPhone is a little bit heavier than you would think by glancing at it. It's also shiny. Very shiny. After I picked up "my" iPad at the library, I took a quick look at it in the Learning Commons. Minutes later, a couple of people were asking me where I got it, which model I chose, and a number of other questions I wasn't ready to answer.
You only get one chance at a first impression…
...And the iPad had me hooked from the start! My first impression is a positive one, but over the next week, I'll certainly look to delve deeper – to explore the point of the iPad, how it can be beneficial and the purpose it serves, or can serve.
iPad, What a pretty face you have…
Okay, so just like the rest of you, I have developed my opinions on Apple's new "revolution," the iPad. Some bloggers are calling for Apple's demise and others praising its genius. Hopefully for the sake of this chat, we can agree that this isSteve Job's most polarizing product. The iPod was a mp3 player, the iMac was a computer and the MacBook is a laptop, but what the hell is a tablet computer and what niche does it fill that Apple's previous products haven't already done a splendid job of filling?
Who came up with the name iPad anyways?
These folks seem like geniuses. iPad. Ack. I am not able to speak publicly about what my first thoughts were when this new Apple product got announced. Needless to say, I wasn't really all that curious. This new creation de Apple is not on my "Must Buy NOW" list, or even on my "Maybe Buy Someday?" list. So, we'll see how an "oversized iPhone" (someone else's words, not mine) becomes incorporated in to my everyday life.
Getting Excited and First Thoughts
As a very proud owner of a MacBook Pro and a self-proclaimed iPhone addict, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to test out the new iPad. Throughout the next week, I am eager to explore every inch of this product. Apple has set the bar high with previous products, and I expect nothing less this time around.