Discuss Ipad or alternative in Mobile Phones on The Army Rumour Service; The wife ( bless her ) has decided she'd rather like an iPad for Christmas.
Now I like shiny tech as much as the next geek but I've not been hearing good things about them.
I have an iPad, and I think it's great. Good battery life, good for browsing etc. If you have an iPhone then you'll know what it's like.
Some good apps available.
I toyed with the other options out there but realised that I already use iTunes etc so went with the iPad. I've never actually played with the others available out there so can't really compare. My brother swears by android, and we agree to disagree on that one.
How bone is your missus? The iPad really is plug and play. A 1st class moon-head can use one.
I got lashed the other night, and downloaded the "Star Walk" app, after a discussion on how good it really was (the one on the iPad advert showing the stars in the sky at night) and I have to say......it's amazing!
I got Mrs. Viceroy an iPad for her birthday, we already have netbooks and all the other lot of hardware. She uses it every evening in bed and I have not seen much action ever since the day that device arrived... The kids use it during the day and the fact that there is a device that toddlers can use before they can read and write is amazing. The apps are great, I do not use itunes on the iPad but the display is amazing and while it overprized it is also unique and amazingly ergonomic. If you have kids, it is a no-brainer, it has to be an apple. However, make sure you stock up on porn (download is more like it these days), and maker sure you have firm rules of what goes and what goes not in the bedroom!
There are also great iPad forums where you can chat to ladies with their own iPads. Recently I've been chatting up this married bird. She's proper dirty. She's in bed being filthy, and her fella is downstairs doing something else. Quality ;)
[QUOTE=buzan;3444820]I prefer the i phone 4 to the i pad , I personally feel that the i pad is more like a larger version of the i pod touch and prefer to use a note book for every day office , google use etc . The i phone i feel is right for me , I like a phone and all the other features in one little gadget . Only disadvantage is the i phone 4 is not as light as the i phone 3 version .[/QUOTE]
It's amazing - I've installed a beta version of next IOS (MacGeek let you register as a beta tester for $5 dollars and then you can download Apple Beta software) and it's pretty much perfect now it has multitasking. I've hardly used my macbook since I bought it, and I'm using it for work-related stuff during the day (for example, I'm having to read lots of academic journals presently), and then watching movies/playing boardgames etc, with the other half at night. The screen is just fantastic as well, & the battery lasts for ages.
I'm hardly using my macbook (although I can use the iPad as a second duel-screen with it) and in fact having just been bought a 27" iMac by my supervisor, I'm thinking of selling the macbook when it arrives, and just relying on the iPad with a wireless keyboard when outside of the office (this is viable because my office is only a ten minute walk from my house)/possibly setting up a VPN on the iPad to access the iMac from home.
Last edited by amazing__lobster; 06-10-2010 at 19:20.