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  • The New : Apple iPad

    New gadget released into the world market. Since this mobile computer hasn’t come to Indonesia yet till i wrote this article, so we just can get a simple preview of the Apple iPad. What do you think when you firstly hear about this product? Don’t ask too much, this is just a revolution of a tablet internet which have so many weaknesses than you thought (if you thought that it’s a tablet PC).

    I prefer to call it the big version of iPod Touch. The gadget that allow us to enjoy any kind of multimedia files, bundled with browser and connectivity tools that packaged in Apple OS (like the Apple iPhone did). The glance came with the large of 9,7” Touch-screen display, the slim design, and the nice look like the iPhone.

    As I’ve said before, this is not a tablet PC – or even a netbook. This gadget is only gave us the touchy features of iBook reader (seems like e-book, but not at all. Because iBook is Apple’s format for their electronic books), internet browsing, multimedia player, and another compliment features to captures the additional excitements.

    Pay for it, so you can have the prestige and the sophisticated of a limited functions gadget to show to your friends.

    Just take a look of the image preview and the simple description below :

    Key features

    • Magnificent 9.7” capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity
    • Optional 3G connectivity (data only)
    • 1 GHz Apple A4 CPU
    • iPhone OS 3.2
    • 16/32/64 GB of onboard storage
    • Weight of 680 grams (730 grams for the 3G version)
    • Very slim 12.7mm waistline
    • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
    • Haptics feedback
    • 10 hours battery life and 1 month of stand-by
    • Accelerometer and compass
    • Compatible with every iPhone app without any modifications
    • The cheapest version costs less than an unlocked iPhone
    • iBook application

    The keyboard dock (purchased separately) easily converts the iPad into a nettop.

    Main disadvantages

    • It’s not a computer but a big iPod Touch
    • No multitasking
    • No Flash support for the web browser
    • No camera
    • No standard USB port (you can get USB connectivity with an accessory but you need to pay extra)
    • No real GPS receiver (though there is cell-tower triangulation)
    • 130 US dollars (90 euro) for a 3G modem seems pricey
    • iTunes required for uploading content
    • No kickstand – it cannot stand on a table without the dock
    • No USB host
    • Looks pretty easy to drop
    • No exchangeable battery
    • Typing is quite uncomfortable
    • micro-SIM, instead of regular SIM for the 3G models
    • No memory card slot
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