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Apple iPad Review: Pros and Cons

Whenever a new device is launched there are a lot of pro’s and con’s associated with it, manufacturers just hope that the pro’s outweigh the cons. Therefore we thought that we would look at some of the pro’s and con’s that are associated with Apple’s iPad.

Chicago Now have just put together a list of some of the pro’s and con’s which they think the iPad will offer, you can check out their fully detailed article here.

The pro’s which I agree with include the fact that $499 is a pretty reasonable price to start at, I also agree that it is good that a data contract is not compulsory, I agree that the deal Apple are offering with their iWork apps is very reasonable. Finally I agree that it is a good decision that Apple made to opt for 802.11n WiFi rather than sticking with just 802.11g.

The con’s which Chigago Now have mentioned which I agree with include the choice of name for the device (in my opinion it is too similar to iPod), also I agree that multi-tasking would have made this device more desirable. Other things that I agree with include the fact that Apple do not yet offer Flash support on the device, finally as I mentioned before HDMI-out would have made the device much better in my opinion, the VGA out offered by one of the iPad’s accessories is OK, but having to use a separate cable for audio output really makes things messy.

Finally Chicago News talk about the fact that data-plans are only available from AT&T, I agree this is disappointing, however this argument deserves its own article, which I may post tomorrow.

Don’t forget to check out Chicago Now’s article for further details on all of the pro’s and con’s.

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