Conclusion: As much as Apple touts its wonderfully new slimmer design, which we openly agree as being eye catching, one of the most alluring things about the iPad 2 is its spot on pricing. At $500 for the entry-level model, you’re presented with a fantastic looking tablet that’s filled with plenty of goodies to make it a worthy successor.
Pros: Impressive thin profile, Fast performance with its A5 processor, Enabled for video chat, Solid price point
Cons: Shoots terrible photos, Same old iOS experience
Summary: The iPad is a fun device to use - the interface, the apps, the games. Browsing is a fun experience too. This is a quality lifestyle product that is fun to use. However, it's aimed at having fun, and not at getting work done. Priced at Rs. 27,900 to Rs. 44,900 depending on the storage and whether you opt for 3G connectivity or not, the iPad is not cheap, and not exactly value, but as far as tablets go, it's pretty much the pick of the current crop.
Pros: Well designed, well built and attractive looking, Great simplistic interface and very good onscreen keypad, Great gaming experience, Wealth of applications available
Cons: Expensive, Lack of a front camera for chatting and such, Lack of memory expansion as an option, Display is prone to smudges
Conclusion: The iPad is revolutionary, but it's not a true handheld device. That means you should think twice about whether you really need AT&T 3G before plunking down the extra cash for this version of the nation's best tablet.
Pros: Sleek design. Gorgeous, sharp, accurate touch screen. Improved iPod, Safari browser, photo, and e-mail apps. A plethora of downloadable apps. Flexible and affordable 3G service plans.
Cons: Costs $130 more than the Wi-Fi-only version. Some applications don't work over 3G. AT&T is the only U.S. carrier with 3G support.
Summary: OK, so under that gorgeous skin and updated interface, the iPad really is a gigantic iPod Touch, or an iPhone without the calling abilities and it has the same flaws a sboth these devices. But we love our iPod apps, and the iPad gives them space to grow, evolve and become more than tiny time-wasters. It's the first step in the handheld revolution.
Conclusion: Of course the iPad is not solely an entertainment device. It offers serious functionality such as such as simple-to-use email and a fine e-reader for, y'know, "books." At the same time, it lacks the goods under the hood to make it a viable alternative to a true "tablet computer," for mainstream work use. But it now owns that valley between work and play, with a new category of device that looks like it was pillaged from the U.S.S.
Pros: Big, gorgeous screen, Works with current iPhone/iPod touch apps, Up to a 64GB of memory (and 8+ hours of battery life) in a slim package, Movies, music, internet and more, big enough to share and intuitive to operate
Cons: How are we supposed to hold it for long periods of time?, Onboard sound is severely limited, No flash support, Charging is not as simple as it could be
Conclusion: I have read many reviews of the iPad stressing that as a device for consuming media the iPad is a fantastic device but for creating it is very poor. To be honest I find this rather a generalisation that does the device great disservice. There is much more to it than this. One of the positive points of the device is most certainly the design. It is beautifully proportioned and the screen is an absolute delight.
Summary: There’s no question that having 3G inside the iPad makes it a more compelling device. You can surf the web, stream video (albeit at lesser quality), and download apps while mobile. We also think an iPad with integrated mobile broadband is simply more convenient than having to schlep a separate mobile hotspot, which costs twice as much per month for data.
Pros: Sleek design, Intuitive and fun multitouch interface, Good download speeds, Affordable data plan, Long battery life,
Cons: Slow upload speeds, Some video apps degrade quality over 3G, Costs 130 more than Wi-Fi only model, VoIP apps dont work over 3G,
Summary: I didn`t expect to enjoy using the iPad to the extent that I felt during this review. Apple may have received some criticism for calling the iPad their answer to the swell of inexpensive netbooks that have flooded the market, but having spent a substantial amount of time using one, the conclusion is understandable.
Pros: Internet everywhere (almost), Long battery life, GPS functionality