Sunday April 17, 2011 23:26

iPad2 review – Initial thoughts.

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I got a new iPad2 from work (for development and testing purposes) and I used it over the weekend.  Here are my thoughts:

Good:

  1. Very Thin.  I like !
  2. Good quality screen. (Though the resolution is lacking, adiposity for today’s technology)

Bad:

  1. Can’t charge it and use it with anything but the apple supplied charger.  (maybe some newer computers will have a high power usb port)
  2. I found the that touch screen was finicky, remedy  I had a hard time with very small buttons.  Almost as if the screen touch grid was not calibrated right.
  3. I really miss having a consistent back button that android devices provide.  Very annoying not to have it.
  4. I got a lot of checker board when browsing and that surprised me.
  5. No flash –  That was surprisingly annoying not to have.
  6. Battery life – I don’t know… it was definitely not 10 hours.  Maybe 6-7
  7. The speaker on this thing is pathetic. Driving a car and using the speakers to watch a movie, is almost impossible.  (unless you ride a whisper quiet Lexus)
  8. The cameras were so so.
  9. I found that not being able to prop the angle of the screen like a laptop very limiting (I know, I know… It’s a tablet after all, But i personally didn’t expect it to be such an issue.  But it is. The ability to prob a laptop down and angle the screen just the way you like is priceless)

 

Overall this reminds me why I don’t like apple products.  While my 5 y/o daughter found it to be easy to use.  I found it frustrating to use.

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