Hands-on experience with the Apple iPad at Engadget

Posted on Wednesday, January 27 2010 @ 22:02 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Engadget had a hands-on experience with the Apple iPad and published a writeup of their first impressions. The reporter notes the device feels pretty heavy in your hand and was impressed by display. The Apple processor is reportedly quite fast, but there's no support for multitasking so you can't stream music while surfing the web, and another drawback is that the keyboard is not as responsive as it looked in the demos.
  • There's no multitasking at all. It's a real disappointment. All this power and very little you can do with it at once. No multitasking means no streaming Pandora when you're working in Pages... you can figure it out. It's a real setback for this device.
  • The ebook implementation is about as close as you can get to reading without a stack of bound paper in your hand. The visual stuff really helps flesh out the experience. It may be just for show, but it counts here.
  • You can check it out over here, they will soon upload a full video walkthrough.

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    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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