Last Friday, Perry brought Tiger’s iPad on my desk… My first impression… HUGE! The bulk of its surface is taken up by a 9.7-inch, 1024 x 768, capacitive, multi-touch LED-backlit display surrounded by a glossy black bezel that some will say is too wide. Well for me, If I decided to have the medium-sized everyday purse and I cannot safely fit an iPad in it. It was fit on my lap, but it will restrain my wrist, Why they didn’t design an iPad stand? Apple byte iPad was not meant to be!
The aluminium back feels great under the finger and nothing feels cheap. There is an audio jack connector for headphones, and a microphone for apps that need it. The speaker is on the bottom of the device where the “Home” button is. The typing was wonderful, unlike the iTouch with smaller screen.
Surfing and reading is great. Have a great potential if you are using stanza or other ebook reader it was fun. The iPad can be cranked up to an almost painful brightness, but also handles lower settings well — that’s especially important for readers (they even include a brightness control inside of iBooks).
For me, it just like having a big iTouch, women are obviously not the demographic for the iPad, but it will be interesting to see how or if Apple tries to find some niche use for us, I really love my iTouch, thanks to Gerry. I hope iPad user out there get their money’s worth… Thank Kristel for the Photo!