Hands on with the Ipad 2.0

Well, I must refer mostly back to my previous review of the iPad before, and I will sadly say that I can’t say much more that I did say before when first reviewing the iPad.

I must say though in all honesty, that the snappiness and response of the ‘pad is quote attractive. Also the solidly built body and seemingly sturdy construction does lend itself to quality and an apparently well put together product.

While doing the on hands trial at the apple store here in Modesto, CA  (This time without one to play with doing whatever I wanted, as was the case with the demo unit I was so privileged to try a couple of months ago) I was still at the same stalemate that I was when first demoing one before.  This time I was able to get some input from the John Does around me, that were at the same time testing and feeling the product out. Without inputting any of my own thoughts or opinions concerning the product, I asked what they thought. These were the general answers:

Man 1:

“I like the response time and the UI, but I have to say, it feels like a bloated iTouch or iPhone, with less functionality when concerning no built-in 3g capability without payment, esp. when considering I am already an iPhone customer…”

Woman 1: “It’s sexy, but I feel like I really just need my Macbook still, and my iPhone still… I feel like its ‘trying’ to bridge that gap but it still comes short. Maybe iPad 2.0 will do it right..”

Men (2) : “Well, he really likes the sexiness of the unit, and we both love it, but it’s really apparent to any person that pays attention to real technology that without the easy adaptors (USB plug-in, SD Cards, ETC), that its ability is limited in some very basic ways…” (Man 2:) “Maybe when the next one comes out, I can really consider paying for it, but for right now, my real laptop does everything bigger and better, but maybe just less sexy.. “.


Well, from these “off the street” reviews, which I admit are only a couple, there seems to be a general consensus. iPad is sexy, iPad is cool… I agree. It’s pretty awesome. I love the design, and the feel, but in the long run as stated when I first reviewed it, it comes down to real functionality, which in some real important ways it does lack.

Adam Jackson was right to say that it differs in usability between “Techs” and the “Mom and Pop” group of users. 🙂

I hope you all realize this is coming from just the “Guy next door” reviewer and not some hardcore technologist that bases his life around this stuff… I mean, crap… I am still using a Compaq Presario v2000 (Customized, I have to admit, and running way more faster and more hardware than standard, but still… 🙂  Anyways, thanks for taking time to read my thoughts and opinions, and I would love some input…


About Studio85 - Modesto Graphic Design
I have a large amount of things I am very passionate about. I will list a few here... I really enjoy everything that has to do with art and design. I enjoy the benefits one recieves when enjoying everything the world around us has to offer. I enjoy helping and giving to others. I support our soldiers and military personnel all over the world. I love to love. God is the real source of my talents and abilities, and the only reason that I can take each day and do something wonderful with it. I enjoy social media to the point where I am being recommended for therapy by my friends. I love Twitter. I am passionate about supporting freedom of speech and the right to bear arms. I am patriotic and political. I love the study of people and persons. I love to enjoy the nature that is set out all over the world. I love long road trips to nowhere. I will one day live on the coast of America. I dislike being stuck in the Central Valley, CA. I enjoy the people that make up the social circle I run in. I really love attending and being part of a good church. I find that family are the people that are there for you no matter what. I enjoy tech, computers, cell phones and multi-media. I like to make a clients face light up as I bring there ideas to life through art and design.

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