"Does Everything I Need it to Do"5.0 starson by galindenba
Pros: Fairly inexpensive apps, fast web surfing, good battery life, sharp crisp graphics.
Cons: Limited memory and multitasking even in the 64 GB version. Must connect to PC to manage apps/music/videos/flies. Safari browser very limited.
Summary: I was very skeptical about this machine, but I was trying to buy my wife a Mac and got to play with this a lot and talk to the store staff. I was impressed enough so I bought one. This is not a product for a PC gamer or someone who needs to do high performance business tasking. It's a device for reading books, web surfing, checking e-mail, playing movies, and music........some games. These tasks it does quite well. The games are surely not high end PC quality, but for it's size the games I've played are pretty good and I am an avid PC gamer. Battery life was advertised at about 10 hours and mine is pretty close. Multitasking is limited to listening to music and running another app such as Safari or E-mail simultaneously. Performance was not degraded when I did this. I'm been told that a newer OS is in the offing that will provide better multitasking support. Do I miss Flash? A little, but I'm not an on-line gamer and don't utilize a lot of Flash based web sites or programs. Having said that I do wish Jobs and Adobe would kiss and make up for the benefit of all. My biggest dislike I guess was the fact that like an I-Pod I'm still tied to my PC to delete apps, files, photos, video, and music. My other dislike is the limited memory. While apps, music, books, and photos don't take up much memory, if you want to carry a lot of movies they take up quite a bit of space and don't leave room for much else.
I have not used the 3G function, but the unique contract that Apple worked out with ATT where you're not locked into long term contract, but can go month to month or skip a month was a great move!!!
In summary, I really enjoy using the I-Pad. It's fun and easy to use. This product I think is aimed at the mainstream consumer and not somebody who needs a lot of computing power. For the mainstream consumer market this will be a great product.
In summary, I really am enjoying this product. It's fun and easy to use and performs well. Th