Thursday, February 04, 2010

What You Need to Know about the iPad

After months of frenzied rumours in the tech industry about the upcoming tablet from Apple, Steve Jobs has finally released the beast and it's called the iPad. Although some are a bit disappointed by the name, it has certainly made the tech world anticipate on its upcoming release.

The new iPad has a 9.7" screen powered by 1Ghz of Apple's A4 Chip. The screen resolution is 1024 x 768 and it comes with Wifi 802.11n and Bluetooth. The gadget will also come with 3G using a micro-SIM which means accessibility in this gadget is not an issue.

But there are two features that have really wowed the tech gurus. The first impressive feature is the battery life. According to Steve Jobs the iPad can run 10 full hours and it's standby time is one month. The second impressive feature of the iPad is actually on its price. Many tech experts believe that the product might be priced no less than $600 but everyone was surprised when the product will be introduced at $499.

With $499, you'll get an iPad with 16GB of internal memory with no 3G. It's actually a very good deal considering the product came from Apple. The base price for 3G enabled Wifi is at $629.
While the product sounds and looks very impressive many are quick to point out some limitations of the gadget. Like the iPhone and iPod Touch, the iPad doesn't support Flash. No camera can be found in the gadget and multi-tasking is not available.
The iPad (Wifi only) will be released 60 days after its announcement. The 3G-enabled version will be available in three months.