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Old Mar 10th, 2011, 10:18 AM   #41
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I passed on the iPad 1 with the excuse that I was waiting for the next one. What an excrutiating wait . Well here it is. Now I am not sure it offers much more utility than my iPhone so I might pass on 2 as well. alas.


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Old Mar 10th, 2011, 11:05 AM   #42
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Still haven't decided, I think I need to play with one first.
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Old Mar 10th, 2011, 11:54 AM   #43
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I passed on iPad1 last year, was seriously tempted by the recent clearance and refurbish prices, but will likely buy iPad2 when I break open my piggy bank.

While I don't have the need for a camera, I think the speed boost and new processor will give the iPad2 a longer life than iPad1.
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I was going to pass on it, my current iPad is fine. My dad wants to learn to use a computer, he is rather illiterate with it all. So I will take the opportunity, hand him down my "old" iPad to replace it with a 32 gig iPad 2.
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Old Mar 11th, 2011, 01:36 PM   #46
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Lately my sister has been 'encouraging' me to upgrade. She's got her eyes on my original iPad, so she wants me to get the new one soon, hehehe.
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Old Mar 11th, 2011, 08:30 PM   #47
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I passed on the iPad 1 with the excuse that I was waiting for the next one. What an excrutiating wait . Well here it is. Now I am not sure it offers much more utility than my iPhone so I might pass on 2 as well. alas.
Ha ha - you know the iPad 3 will probably not offer much more utility than the iPad 2. And the iPad 4 will not offer much more utility than the iPad 3.

You just have to ask yourself if the iPad offers anything you want? If it does, buy it. If it doesn't, well, don't.
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Old Mar 11th, 2011, 09:05 PM   #48
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No iPad of any versions here yet! I'm still on the fence teetering... precariously.

I'm deliberating whether or not I would ever need an iPad. I don't even see why I 'need' one. I 'want' one but my practical side says 'what for'! IMHO the iPad is just a fanciful fun gadget with severe computing limitations. The only reason I would topple off the fence is for a tablet with some closer semblance to a computer such as a MB Air. The iPad's formidable competitor, the forthcoming BB Playbook, is much closer to the capabilities of the Air AND the Playbook is much cheaper than the Air.

Guess what I'm might end up buying in April... after careful consideration of course.
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Well, the CFO (wife) has given the green light for us (me?) to get an iPad. How about that. So, I see a 'refurb' on the Apple site for $449 (V1). Thinking I only need V1, really. I'm not a gamer, don't post tons of photos. I'll use it as an enhancement for the classroom (surfing, some apps, music listening/streaming, Pages/Keynote, etc.) So ... do I get the refurb? Do I wait for V2? The advice here has always been solid, so I'll wait for experts' advice. Thanks.
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Well, the CFO (wife) has given the green light for us (me?) to get an iPad. How about that. So, I see a 'refurb' on the Apple site for $449 (V1). Thinking I only need V1, really. I'm not a gamer, don't post tons of photos. I'll use it as an enhancement for the classroom (surfing, some apps, music listening/streaming, Pages/Keynote, etc.) So ... do I get the refurb? Do I wait for V2? The advice here has always been solid, so I'll wait for experts' advice. Thanks.
The 1st gen is very good and more than good enough. But as a heavy iPad user who was dead-set on not upgrading, I'm starting to reconsider and might line up when the 2nd gen hits local stores.

Given the dramatic performance increase being seen in tests and reviews, I personally would be hard pressed to buy old tech (only exception I've made was the 2010 rev of the MacBook Air 11").
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