Apple iPad: Conclusion

April 25, 2010 by Ed Hardy Reads (62,278)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 10
    • Usability
    • 9
    • Design
    • 9
    • Performance
    • 6
    • Features
    • 6
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 10
    • Total Score:
    • 8.33
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


Apple iPadThe Apple iPad makes a great second computer. Pair it with a high-powered desktop and you’ll have a setup that gives you what you need: both power and portability. You can have a desktop in your home
office with a huge screen and no real constraints for heavy lifting — gaming, video encoding, that sort of thing — and an iPad for thing like Facebook and email when you’re in the living room. Plus it won’t get too hot to hold in your lap, and you won’t have to keep it plugged in.

It is also a good solution for someone who does a bit of traveling, either for pleasure or work. This would be a great computer to take on vacation; you can keep up with your friends and maybe look in at the office, or keep yourself entertained on rainy days with a movie or two. And with its small size and light weight it won’t double the size of your suitcase.

The iPad not a good option for someone who only wants to own one computer. It just doesn’t do quite enough. On the other side of the coin, it’s too big to replace your iPod.


  • Beautiful Screen
  • Just 1.5 pounds
  • Blazing fast


  • Not as Powerful as a Laptop
  • Very few ports

Bottom Line:

  • A good second computer for home or office.



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