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The second generation of Apple's iPad.

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My new best friend!

  • Oct 1, 2011
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This thing is amazing! Once you get past the price (cheapest one is $499), it's really easy to get into it. I read reviews on the ipad on here before I bought mine and read how people stopped using other things like their laptop, phone, etc. I have to say that this is very true! 

Here's what I use my iPad for -- and after three weeks of having it, I'd say that there is NO turning back from here! 

NEWS - The ipad is great for getting your news. It's a hybrid between picking up a newspaper and watching a newscast on TV. The CNN app brings you headlines and featured stories, just as much as other major news apps. The iPad has really put down the need to keep the TV on or browse news on my computer. 

NOTE TAKING - I always take notes, and while I still used paper and pen, I often times take notes on AwesomeNote using the iPad. Having it neatly stored in there and keeping it with me everywhere I go in such a light and thin object is really cool. 

READING - iBooks is sweet. Before buying the iPad, I debated between that and a Kindle because my main goal was to be able to read numerous books wherever I was. I went with the iPad and so far, so good! I was able to bring all of my books that I had purchased on my iPhone and the notes sync up as well. The interface is beautiful and I'm glad that I went with it. 

Here's what the iPad doesn't do well -- and you probably will look to what you already have before switching over. 

PHOTOS - The camera sucks. =/ The only good thing about it is the Facetime capability you have on such a wide and large screen. But taking photos on the iPad isn't that great. You're better off with your digital camera or even your phone. 

WORD PROCESSING - While typing is learnable, the iPad is no Microsoft Word. You'll still be yearning for a full size keyboard and an actual program to print out your documents. 

FLASH - enough said. 

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October 03, 2011
This sounds so awesome. Did you shop around and compare other tablet computers, or were you dead set on getting an iPad?
October 01, 2011
If you do plan on doing a lot of typing on the iPad, I'd recommend picking up Apple's Bluetooth keyboard, or one of the cases with the built-in keyboard. I've used the Apple bluetooth keyboard with the iPad on a few occasions, and it has made a huge difference. As for printing, the "Air Print" support is widely hit-or-miss, but if you have the right devices and network configuration, it is pretty cool to print from the iPad.
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iPad 2 is the second iteration of the iPad, a tablet computer designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. The tablet was introduced March 2, 2011 and will be released in the United States on March 11, 2011. It serves primarily as a platform for audio-visual media including books, periodicals, movies, music, games, and web content. Its size and weight fall between those of contemporary smartphones and laptop computers. The iPad 2 has a new dual core Apple A5 processor. The iPad 2 includes VGA front-facing and 720p rear-facing cameras designed for FaceTime video messaging. The new iPad is compatible with a magnetic dual purpose screen protector/iPad stand.

The revised tablet introduced a new design that included a front and rear-facing cameras designed for FaceTime video messaging—it can now message with iPhone 4, fourth-generation iPod Touch and Mac OS X Snow Leopard devices. The iPad 2 added a dual core Apple A5 processor with doubled processing speed and graphics processing that is nine times faster. iPad 2 offers CDMA support for Verizon Wireless in the United States. The device is 33% thinner-thinner than the Original iPad—thinner than an iPhone— and 15% lighter. Apple also unveiled the Smart Cover, a screen protector that attaches magnetically to the face of the device. Removing the cover wakes the device and has a microfiber bottom that cleans the iPad. The cover converts to an iPad stand when folded. The new Apple Digital AV Adapter mirrors video ...
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