iPad - Do You Really Want to Buy One?

iPad - Do You Really Want to Buy One?
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Matt_Pierce]Matt Pierce

It's widely reported that the launch of the Apple iPad was disapointing to say the least. It wasn't just the expected first generation bugs, or the odd name. It lacks 16:9 support, Flash support, multitasking, SD card slot, HDMI or high-res video output support, USB ports, GPS and the list goes on. It is also exclusive to AT&T's network and the 3G wireless add-on is $130 extra with a data limit of 250MB per month. That's a joke I can burn through that much data in a day on the internet. I would say that some of these missing features will eventually come along but seriously folks; this is a work in progress. Would you want to buy one right now knowing that it is the first generation release complete with bugs and all? I need to be convinced that buying the iPad is going to be a better choice than a notebook.

What Apple needs to do is not try to make this seem better than a notebook because I don't see how at this point it really is. The iPad is a fancy news print reader, or a replacement for paper. This makes it ahead of its time. The idea of tablet computers is nothing new; Microsoft has been working on one for years. I just believe that Apple would be better suited to try to market the iPad as something that could be used in schools or could be used as a way to revolutionize how we read our news every morning.

I'm going to stick with my laptop for now and see what happens with the iPad before I spend a fairly good chunk of money on one. Let the bugs get worked out first.

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