iPad – Who’s Buying One and What Model? – Your Responses

The other day, I put it out there: Who’s buying what model iPad? Here’s some of the responses that we posted:

Stuart:

I def plan to buy one to replace my MacBook at work. At the moment my business, my payroll and accounts are done via an internet accounting site (kashflow.com). So Safari will be fine for processing payroll and inputting transactions, invoices etc.. The other apps I use for my business are Pages (for letters) and Numbers for my spreadsheets. My spreadsheets won’t be that heavy duty so I am confident that the newly created iWork package for iPad will allow me to sell my MacBook and replace with an iPad. Also I will only get the 16gb model as what with all our data migrating to Cloud based, I will be streaming data rather than having to store it on my hard drive/flash drive. They are already apps out there for the iPhone that will of course work on the iPad for streaming your home music collection, and with DropBox, I can access all my movies, photos, documents online. I’m ready for it…

Interesting thought. Although it’s not positioned to be a laptop replacement, if you’re not using your current lappie for hard work, there’s no reason not to switch to the iPad. I do agree that eventually we’ll be working on cloud-based products, but for now, you’re stuck to the local stuff. Unless of course you’ve got more than the default 2 gb at Dropbox. If that’s the case, then you’re probably right, the 16 gb model will work, but is it 3G or Wi-Fi?

Jeff:

I plan on pre-ordering the 64gb 3G model. I am fully aware that this is a Gen1 product and missing a major piece of functionality, namely the camera. That said I still will be ordering one because of the functionality offered by the larger screen. My reasons are primarily driven by the fact that I am visually impaired so having my existing iPhone apps on a larger screen is enough of a motivator to buy an iPad. In addition to that, the iPad will serve many purposes in my home as well, thanks to the slingplayer, and ip camera apps it will allow us to effectively have a small TV or baby monitor in whatever room we need.
I sold a kindle and a macbook air to “justify” the expense of this device.

I’m with you, I could care less about the Gen 1 factor. The Gen 1 iPhone was a good device, it just looked a little weird. I think that at this point, Apple has worked out a lot of the kinks with their multi-touch devices. Plus, it is a big iPhone, so they’ve got that on lock as well.

I had never considered how people with accessibility issues would use the iPad or iPhone. I guess it’s just my ignorance, but I always figured that if it was difficult to see, there’s no reason to get one. In that case, it definitely makes sense to move up to the iPad, and that should make things a lot easier as well. The baby monitor is also an excellent idea, something I’ve been considering myself.

Mac:

that is not an article – and I will not write one for you by answering your question

Dad? Is that you?

Comments

  1. @kevin…at times you tend to be somewhat retarded and this post signifies that in a HUGE way…please don’t do that any more

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