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My take on the Apple iPad

by pcchan on May.29, 2010, under Products to avoid

Sometimes I feel like the lone voice of reason in a world gone mad, or maybe it’s the other way around. As the world goes ga-ga for the Apple iPad, I find it to be unimpressive to say the least. It may surprise some of my readers but I have nothing personal against Apple or their products, and I always keep an open mind when it comes to technology or gadgets. In fact I actually wanted to like the iPad. Hey who wouldn’t like a lighter and thinner device that can replace my big laptop or those “useless” netbooks as Steve Jobs calls them. On launch day I actually had an iPad to play with for a few days in my home. I was very excited as I held it for the first time but I was immediately surprised by the weight of it. Don’t get me wrong it feels very good in the hands and it is very well built . I’m also not saying that it’s heavy or that anyone would have problems lifting it. I’m just saying that it is not something you would comfortably hold in your hand for long periods of time like if you were using it as an ebook reader.  Unfortunately since the iPad is not very usable when it’s laying flat you would have to either get an angled stand or always sit in a sort of sit-up fetal position if you want to use the iPad without holding it.

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