Apple iPad (Wi-Fi)

Basic Specs

Thickness 0.5 inches
Weight 1.5 pounds
Screen size (diagonal) 9.7 inches
Operating system iOS
Launch OS version 3.2
Media streaming AirPlay
CPU brand Apple
RAM size 256 MB

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Height 9.56 inches
Width 7.47 inches
Thickness 0.5 inches
Weight 1.5 pounds
Color Silver / Black
Speakers Mono

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 9.7 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution (X) 768 px
Resolution (Y) 1024 px
PPI 132
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes

Software

Operating system iOS
Launch OS version 3.2
Media streaming AirPlay

Processor

CPU brand Apple
CPU model A4
Clock speed 1 GHz
Cores 1

GPU

Brand Imagination Technologies
Model PowerVR SGX535

Memory

RAM size 256 MB
RAM type DDR2

Storage

Internal size 32 GB, 64 GB, 16 GB

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
802.11n frequencies 5GHz, 2.4GHz
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 2.1 + EDR

Ports

Video out Yes
Headphone 3.5mm
Data connections iPod

Sensors

Sensors Ambient Light, Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity 25 Wh
Removable No
Quoted use time 10 hr

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8.5

Average User Review

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  • Software 8
  • Battery life 10
  • Ecosystem 10
  • Dock 8

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by Chris Haines (Currently owns)

    I've owned my 1st generation iPad for over a year now and have thoroughly enjoyed using it. I use it primarily for entertainment purposes (almost entirely as a video player through Netflix, Hulu or iTunes), but have found it great for note taking and gameplaying as well. There are obvious design and display advantages to the newer generations, but functionally speaking the original iPad really does the trick for me. My only reason for upgrading might be for a data plan, but I don't find myself using it enough at this point to justify upgrading when this satisfies my needs perfectly.

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    Reviewed by malikona (Currently owns)

    I've had the iPad since it was released and have spent countless hours using it for everything from web browsing & e-mail to note taking with a capacitive stylus and making music. The greatest strengths of the iPad and iOS are the ecosystem and the physical products. Omitted from that list is the operating software, not because it is bad, but because it is no longer the competitive advantage it once was, at least to the semi-geek consumer. iOS is still simple, elegant, and buttery-smooth (traits which even Android 4.0 lacks - and yes, I own a Galaxy Nexus), but it does feel dated and restrictive compared to Android 4.0.

    Both have their frustrations: bugs, glitches, & stutter on Android, cumbersome multitasking, weak notifications, and a simplistic interface on iOS. On a device like the iPad, I would prefer the first set of shortcomings to the second, if given the option. That said, the variety of extremely high-quality apps available for the iPad combined with the rock-solid stability and reliability of the OS and the device itself more than make up for the limitations of iOS on this form factor - for now. My experience with the Nexus tells me that if an iPad-type device ran an ICS-like OS, I would use it more like a real computer (which is to say I'd jump back-and-forth spastically between apps), and less like a single-purpose device, which is how I mostly use the iPad.

    In a way, though, that quality of iOS - that it really compels you to just focus on one app at a time - makes it better for certain applications (and for ADD people like me). As a device for displaying photo or video content, or for viewing PDFs or digital books and websites, this iOS and this form factor are pitch perfect. Say you need to have a document open for reference while you're writing an article; you tap the Goodreader icon and set the iPad on your desk (and work until the battery dies 10 hours later). It just has laser-like precision and performance at any given task at any given time. As a device for day-to-day computing though (which is what it's billed as), sort of absently browsing the web, checking e-mail, tweeting, listening to music, playing games, etc. - like you use your laptop - I find it to be sort of frustrating to use. App-switching, while functional, is basically a convoluted 'previous app' button. The endless grid of icons and mire of generic 'folders' encourages you to forget about apps for months at a time, and it's almost always faster just to search for them by name. The notification system is just as easily forgotten, and when you do think to swipe down from the top of the screen it seems unnatural and intrusive.

    Out of words - summary: Awesome, if you know how to make the most of it.

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by Gandalthewhite (Currently owns)

    Pros:
    amazing battery life, even after a year's use
    pretty good screen
    industrial design is still superior, in my opinion, to any other tablet, even the iPad 2
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    Cons:
    starting to see sluggishness with iOS 5
    cannot run the newest breathtaking games at their full capabilities

    I still think most people would still be happier with an iPad than most android tablets. Hopefully ICS changes that!

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    Reviewed by sooper_verge12 (Previously owned)

    I thought I would come in and review a product that I used to own for the purposes of those who might be shopping a used iPad for a child or family member. The iPad was the tablet that set off the tablet craze. Apple took a risk believing in this form of computing and it paid off. Everyone jumped on the tablet bandwagon after the iPad's release. In today's standards, the iPad still has lasting power, even if it isn't the thinnest, lightest or have some of the other hardware specs. The single-core A4 chip has more than enough horsepower to manage the OS and any app that you throw at it. The IPS display is gorgeous if not for the average resolution (even so when it was released). You'll be hard-pressed to find a tablet that is built better than the iPad outside of its younger sibling -- the iPad 2. There are no cameras and the speakers have little to be desired. iOS is long in the tooth, but it manages to wear its age well. Battery life is brilliant and I had no problems going several days on a single charge. The selling point of course is Apple's ecosystem. Half a million apps at your disposal with tablet-optimized apps make this tablet worth the purchase.

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