Wednesday, 21 March 2012 00:06

Why would you want an iPad?

What is an iPad – why would you want one?

An iPad is basically a portable computer that is capable of sending emails, accessing the internet and running a range of applications such as Street Directories, Woolworths, Kobo electronic book reader and thousands more.

The beauty of an iPad is that it weighs only 600 grams and operates through touching the screen, which means that you don’t have to be a computer programmer to operate one.

There are essentially two types of iPad, the first is 3G and the other is Wifi.  The 3G version simply means that the iPad is capable of connecting to the internet by itself, and the user would simply purchase a 3G data plan from a provider such as Telstra.  The Wifi version means that the user can connect to the internet using a Wireless Internet Network either in their house, or many companies provide free wireless networks such as McDonalds.

iPad 2 has been around for approximately 12 months now and is superseded by the latest iPad which is simply called “ïPad”.  The main differences are that the latest iPad has a higher definition screen, front and back camera’s that are of better quality than the iPad 2 together with a faster internal processor.

iPad 2’s are still on the market and have been discounted in price.  For more information about the iPad refer to the following link.  http://www.computerdepot.com.au (ask for Mark Cunningham - he is very knowledgable and helpful)

What could you use it for?

  1. Those who travel and want a light weight device to allow them to send and receive email and access the internet.
  2. Those who travel can use the iPad as a Street Directory/GPS device
  3. iPad 2 comes with a camera which allows you to video conference with family members or business associates using “Face Time”.
  4. iPad can store and edit photographs and be used to display them as a picture frame
  5. Magazine and newspaper subscriptions are available on iPads

 

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