The new Apple iPad has gotten a ton of hype leading up to the release of it. Is it as good as the company claims? Will it really bring about the death of laptops, as many believe? Here are eight of its notable features, to help you decide for yourself:
#1) Long-lasting battery
The company says the average lifespan for the battery is about ten hours. However, many people say it’s really longer than that. Some claim you can get it to go eleven hours or more.
This will save you a lot of money if you use mobile devices often. This enables you to watch five two-hour long movies before needing a replacement.
The quality of the sound is pretty good, even when turned up loud. Many were worrying the sound clarity would be sub-par like a lot of mobile devices, but this really isn’t the case.
It’s not as crystal clear as a quality television. However, when considering the size of the iPad, it’s pretty decent.
#3) Screen width
The screen is 9.5 inches wide, which is quite large when compared with other mobile machines. While it’s obviously not as big as a laptop, 9.5 inches is easily big enough that you won’t have to strain you eyes when watching the screen contents.
It’s even sufficient for more than one person to comfortably view it at the same time. So if you have friends that want to see a movie, you are in luck.
#4) Cool temperature
If you are familiar with Apple laptops, you probably dread holding them on your lap for a long time. As the system heats up, they tend to become extremely warm, which makes holding them very uncomfortable. However, the iPad stays cool even after hours of use.
#5) Third party applications
The iPad can use third-party applications without needing the use of modifications. In other words, it’s more adaptable than many expected.
#6) Storage space
Even the least expensive iPads contain sixteen gigs of room. This is more than anticipated.
#7) Tiny size
It’s very easy to carry around, weighing in at one and a half pounds. So you can easily carry it in your pocket without it being a burden.
#8) Built-in dictionary
The iBooks application has a dictionary that provides fast explanations of words when browsing the net. And it’s also capable of finding specific words within e-Books, which is a rather advanced feature.
The bottom line is, the iPad does have some neat features and it’s shaping up well. It may not be time to throw out your other mobile devices yet, but that time just moved a few steps closer.