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Old 1st June, 2010, 03:51 PM
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I <3 my new iPad!

That is all
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Old 2nd June, 2010, 05:06 PM
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As a nice and fast mobile Internet device, it really fills a need. I need a web browser and email at all hours, which usually means I need to carry my laptop around with me at all times, and I have my laptop beside me in bed all night every night.

Instead of having a laptop on my chest in bed, (which is uncomfortable since it's both heavy and hot), I just use the iPad, which I'm typing on at the moment. Once you get the hand of it, you type just as fast on the iPad as you do on the laptop, its staggering how good the soft keyboard actually is. The speed of the thing is nothing short of amazing as well.

I might write a more detailed review of the iPad a bit later on, but for now, I'm extremely impressed by it and absolutely loving it!
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As a nice and fast mobile Internet device, it really fills a need. I need a web browser and email at all hours, which usually means I need to carry my laptop around with me at all times, and I have my laptop beside me in bed all night every night.

Instead of having a laptop on my chest in bed, (which is uncomfortable since it's both heavy and hot), I just use the iPad, which I'm typing on at the moment. Once you get the hand of it, you type just as fast on the iPad as you do on the laptop, its staggering how good the soft keyboard actually is. The speed of the thing is nothing short of amazing as well.

I might write a more detailed review of the iPad a bit later on, but for now, I'm extremely impressed by it and absolutely loving it!
That's it! Just turn your back on Microsoft! Have you any idea how badly you are hurting Chris Bard by this behavior!!
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......and how well does it fold?
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Old 3rd June, 2010, 04:39 PM
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It doesn't fold, but I love it all the same.
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Old 3rd June, 2010, 08:52 PM
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Been about four days since I've used the laptop for anything other than chat (so far the lack of multitasking is the only real drawback in the device and stops me from chatting wile doing other things like web browsing and email).

The thing that is most impressive is how quickly you can actually type on the keyboard, its an odd feel at first, but the thing has no lag on the keyboard, and you can touch-type on the thing extremely quickly, as it does a surprisingly good job of autocorrecting punctuation typos and spelling as you go.

I actually find myself going out of my way to type long ass messages like this one just because I enjoy typing on the thing

I've got my home screen set up with AOA, slashdot.org, folding stats (official and extreme oc), wikipedia, time-zone, and a couple of other sites I likeq to visit a lot, and its simply a matter of tap the site, and it takes you to it in its own dedicated tab, that you can come back to later.

Another really nice thing is the streaming and server management utilities. I've got iSSH, which is actually a paid app (though cheap) and lets me load my ssh keys, and access all of my servers with a lightning fast, responsive and high resolution terminal, while there's a nice app that runs on my Linux server, and dynamically streams and transcodes all of my divx movies and videos off the big multiple terrabyte raid array, direct to the iPad at full resolution and quality with perfect audio quality.

Then, lastly, there's the tech support issue. If I need to show a person or family member that happens to be terrible with computers how to use a given website or find something, I can pull my iPad out and walk them through it on the screen. This has been very useful showing people various sites I work on, and demonstrating how to sign up for and use gmail to someone that didn't have a clue.

I'm really happy with it.
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I'm glad your happy with it, but...
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Don't worry, they wiped the blood off it before they sold it to me
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... and I have my laptop beside me in bed all night every night...and absolutely loving it!
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Don't worry, they wiped the blood off it before they sold it to me
One wonders how that's possible...without tears...
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