Wednesday, January 27, 2010

iPad is go

Yes, Apple's new toy is called the iPad, and even though it's missing the second 'D' at the end (Star Trek: TNG fans know what I mean), it's pretty cool.

Things I like:
  • Starting price point is $499 (yes, I know it doesn't have 3g & it's 16gig- it's still good)
  • The Games- NOVA looked great and so did NFS. This will be a great gaming machine, I have no doubt.
  • eReader- magazines and books in color look great
  • iWork
Things I don't like:
  • Movies display in letterbox but look teensy because the iPad is pretty much 4:3
  • The iPad is pretty much 4:3
  • No disc Drive
  • No USB ports
  • No camera of any kind
Overall, it's a nice little machine and it is fairly groundbreaking in quite a few ways (what a meh of a statement huh?)- it's just that Apple missed out on so many things that should have been obvious inclusions in the hardware/software that it's really difficult to recommend the iPad right out of the gate.

But it does look cool. It's got that.