Apple iPad : tjon901 のユーザーレビュー (content in English)
"Tablets are back"
When I was a little kid I remember when Apple came out with the Newton. It was not very well received and died off pretty quickly. When the Ipad was announced many people thought it would be another Newton. There had been tablets on the market already but most of them were laptop based with reverseable screens. Apple decided to make its own tablet that is just a tablet. They put out a lightweight device with a large screen that doubled as the keyboard. This device is more like a large ipod touch than a normal laptop based tablets. The device is much easier to carry around than a laptop so it is more portable. For the simple things it does it does them very well on a base level it is more reliable than a laptop. Many people were critical of this device when it came out because it didnt really have any purpose. Since it is a closed device you have less control over the operating system than you do with a real laptop. All the applications have to come through the Apple system and Apple has strong restrictions on what applications can do. But it seems Apple has created an industry for it when it came out. There are millions of applications and games for the device and it can be used for many different things. Recently some music and guitar applications have come out and you can use it with your guitar rig. There are applications and special cables that let you plug your guitar into the device and use the device as a simple amp modeler. There are many different versions of the Ipad out nowadays and the prices vary widely. Think about what you will use it for and what features you need. If you dont need 3g than you can save hundreds of dollars.