You’ve been hearing about the all of the tablet computers in the market and are wondering which one you should choose? The answer? Seriously? The iPad.
I would be remiss if I didn’t talk about the biggest tech tool of the week, the iPad. Its now just called the iPad, not the iPad 3. It doesn’t matter what you call it, its beautiful.
The screen The retina display on the iPhone 4 and 4S is wonderful, but the iPad retina screen takes it to another level. Unfortunately, I can’t show you as the iPad’s screen is better than any screen you have to look at a picture. If you are near an Apple store, BestBuy, Wal-Mart or Radio Shack, take the time to look at one.
The speed If you choose the 4G LTE model and live in a LTE area, you can get faster speeds. I went with this model. I haven’t been able to try the faster speeds yet. The iPad has always been fast for me with Wi-Fi, and that continues.
The voice You can now dictate emails like you can on the iPhone 4S. While its cool in general, its a game changer for the visually impaired or those with hand problems. Less time on a keyboard can be a game changer. It allows more people to use technology.
The camera This is not a reason to get the iPad for me, but the camera has improved. I find using a camera to be a little awkward on such a large device.
Should You Get One?
If you have never had an iPad and are interested in a tablet, then yes. If you have the original iPad, I would consider it as it is definitely a better device than the original or the iPad 2. However, if you are an iPad 2 user, then you need to assess if the added features are worth it. I have a friend who is visually impaired, and voice recognition is a tremendous feature. No question, it is worth it for her.
As I recommend for all electronic devices, check one out first if the screen is the feature that intrigues you. With iPhoto now available on iOS devices, the improved camera and screen, photography is more of a selling point for the iPad. Also reading apps are much richer on the latest iPad.
But you need to see it to appreciate it.