As we explore the latest darling technology called ‘iPad’, debate rages about what’s good and bad about this. Here’s our own quick list about what’s good.
It’s Cool — Yes, most of us have a techie inside us. You have to admit, the iPad produces sci-fi dreams. If Mr. Jobs taps those dreams really well, he could become ruler of the world!
The Tablet Form Factor — Despite complaints that the iPad is too big or too small, most users admit that the 10-inch screen is about the right size. Also, once you get used to the weight, a first impression of “too heavy” fades away. This form factor is excellent for plane trips, especially in the cattle car space of economy class. Unfortunately, iPad’s hefty price tag relegates it to the First Class cabin. But that will change. Once we peons save our pennies and competition pounds a little on the price, we will silently tap our iPads (or substitutes) in Coach too.
Battery Life Supports Always On — Push the button and iPad is there. No boot up, no wait. And when you’re not plugged in, battery life can take you coast to coast. Reports consistently point to iPad delivering 10 hours of power as advertised. Truth in advertising — what a novelty!
Connected — Email is right at your fingertips. You can connect to your company’s Microsoft Exchange. Of course, you can also Google-mail associates and friends as well as “yahoo” them. This always-connected aspect of the iPad adds to technology-induced ADHD conspiracy theories. As long as iPad is exclusively connected through AT&T, there is little chance of this syndrome affecting you.
Runs Windows — On an Apple device? Heresy! For the sinners among us, the iTap RDP app lets you remotely connect to your Windows 7, Vista or XP Pro/Business computer. You can use your Windows applications; although, translating how to click on the iPad takes a little time.
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