Apple’s iPad has generated a lot of buzz since its release last year. The iPad offers unique features that you cannot find on other tablet PCs. The combination of Apple’s easy-to-use apps, multi-touch screen and the energy-efficient design of the iPad itself make it useful for students and other mobile users.
- Unlike the Kindle, the iPad offers full color eBook shopping and full color images within the books. You can even download and read comic books on the iPad. If you rotate the iPad in landscape mode, you can tap the corner of the page and turn it just like reading an actual book.
- You can highlight passages and add notes to your eBooks on the iPad. For students, writers, or anyone else who needs to track paragraphs for future reference, this feature truly sets the iPad apart from any other eBook reader on the market. You can easily bookmark the pages you have highlighted or added notes to for fast reference later.
- Work, surf or play games all day long. While many netbooks and tablet PCs have a long battery life, the iPad is one of the forerunners on the market. Apple claims the iPad’s battery life lasts about ten hours, but many reviewers have reported a battery life of more like 11 12 hours. You can easily unplug the iPad in the morning, use it all day throughout a normal workday and not have to charge it again until you get home.
- The combination of the iPad’s crisp 9.7-inch LED screen and long battery life make it perfect for viewing movies on long trips. With the 3G version, you can have access to large movie libraries like Netflix even without a Wi-Fi connection.
- Apple’s iPad doesn’t run hot like a laptop or netbook, so holding it in your lap for extended periods of time isn’t uncomfortable. The fact that the iPad doesn’t get hot also means that you don’t have to use a laptop cooler to protect the internal hard drive.
The biggest strength of Apple’s iPad is convenient access to information without the need to carry a lot of accessories. You can carry an entire reference library, your personal documents and your favorite movies everywhere you go as easily as carrying a notebook. With a 3G connection and a full battery charge, you have access to the Internet and stored information on your iPad from almost anywhere, all day long.
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Tony Smith is a professional writer focused on a wide variety of niche topics, including technology, surgical tech programs, education, and more.