Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Jun 2011 21:46 UTC
Apple So, yeah, uhm, I bought an iPad 2 today. I still don't think anyone really needs a tablet, but that doesn't mean I didn't want one. I wanted to wait until the HP TouchPad was announced, but now that it has, it seems it won't be coming to The Netherlands any time soon. As such, the iPad 2 it was. A few quick fist impressions.
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Still enjoying my iPad 1
by chiwaw on Fri 10th Jun 2011 22:33 UTC
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Hope you'll have fun with your iPad 2! It is tempting to upgrade, but like for my phone, I try to discipline myself and skip every other generation. In the end it's not that much of a problem, as I'm yet to encounter any issue with my first gen.

I can't say about the iPad 2, and my personal experience is anecdotal, but I got my iPad 1 on the release day and used it pretty much every single days for those 14 months, and all components have been holding great so far. I'm actually shocked on how good the battery is still, considering I see more degradations with my iPhones over the years.

It's a bit ridiculous when people overly generalize everyone else needs. Not EVERYONE needs/wants a tablet, and there IS people to which tablets makes perfect sense. It's not black or white.

For me, the iPad was a gift from the Norse gods. When I'm away from the office, I rarely have to do actual work, therefore over the last year I saw myself reducing my laptop usage to a bare minimum, and using my iPad most of the time.

There is some things the iPad can't do (or not as great as a laptop), but there's also plenty of things the iPad does WAY better. It's all about the ratio between the two that apply to your own life/habits/needs/enjoyment.

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