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Call Me Old Fashioned...but, I Need a Keyboard

Updated on February 21, 2012

Over the past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to test the Apple iPad. To be honest I am heavily partial devices with a physical keyboard. I just don't jive well with the whole onscreen thing. I know I'm not the only one out there, but from the looks of it we made need to form some kine of support group. Simply put, I didn't plan on enjoying the experience.

The Good

  • Great for Games and Social Media.
  • Convenient for Watching Netflix Content on the Go.
  • Good for Displaying and Reading eBooks.
  • Large Selection of Apps.
  • Attracts the Usual Attention Apples Product Tend to Convey.
  • Long Battery Life.
  • Cool and Quite Operation.

The Bad

  • Small and Awkward Keyboard Onscreen Keyboard.
  • Even with Apps Functionality is Limited.
  • Too Big to Carry on Person.
  • Web Browsing Burdensome Outside Apps.


In choosing a device I look for both practicality and multipurpose operation. While this device may fill a gap that didn't quite exist in the market before. I can do most of the tasks and even more on a laptop I already own. For me it is simply not worth the price for a device that is not quite a laptop, not a phone, yet something more than a simple reader.

In the event that you are still interested a tablet device I would strongly urge you to choose the Kindle Fire over the Apple iPad. It is my belief that people who purchase a tablet will continue to have either a laptop or desktop and tasks that are CPU intensive will not be performed on a tablet. The Kindle fire has all the power you will need for reading, browsing, and watching videos. Save your hard earned money folks!


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