I used the iPad in an Apple iStore, (See what I did there? ) and I wasn't very impressed with it. Sure, it's looks decent on first sight, but in my experience, it's an overpriced novelty Apple are releasing to maybe try and gain more market?
For example, for the $400 maybe it costs, I could get a decent, functional laptop for that. Don't get me wrong, I liked the iPad but when it comes to functionality, a laptop is clearly a winner and an iPad becomes yet another Apple novetly.
For example, the biggest turnoff/failure for me is the lack of headphone jack. Surely Apple want to be one step of it's market appeal, which is likely to be teenagers, and what do teenagers do? Listen to music. I would have thought .
Seems like Apple have crippled iPad by the lack of extras it can come with. Sure, it may come with hundreds of apps and a smooth screen (My first, and hopefully last experience with a touch screen is with a godawful LG Cookie... But thats another story) but still lacks that freedom of a laptop.
The acceleorator feature to flip the screen round sounds convient, but how many of these people are going to benefit from this? I know I certainly wont. Infact, to me its an annoyance as soon as I tilt it slightly (Very clutsy) it flips the screen, so youve got to tilt it the other way to right it.