In an effort to stay on the cutting edge of technology, the library has just received a new gadget, the iPad. The iPad is a revolutionary new personal computing product from the Apple.
Among other things it makes for great eBook reader by use of the iBooks app which lets you view your library of books and even shop for new books in the iBook Store anytime, day or night. That’s just one of the few thing this slim device can do. You can surf the web, listen to music, check your email, or watch your favorite movies or YouTube videos on the beautiful 9.7 display screen.
But no task is more enjoyable that using the Photos app where you can tap, pinch, and flick through your photos. Using the iPad feels very natural due to its large multi-touch screen and the simple iPhone like interface that almost everyone is familiar with.
However, there are also a few bad things about the iPad. The iPad does not have a calculator like most standard Apple products, but you can get a calculator app for that use. It is severely limited in its internet capabilities because it does not have flash player and about ninety percent of the web is run by flash.
So if you’re looking for that one computer you can use for all your computing needs, then this is probably not the one for you. But, if you are looking for a fun new gadget that can keep you instantly up to date with email, news, photos, and that has the capabilities to run the many interesting and educational apps that are available, then the iPad is a terrific investment.
Here are a number of reviews from fellow students that attend Walker High School .
“I think the iPad is amazing! It’s an iPhone times a million! 😀 woohoo –Whitney Hunt.
“It’s too big to fit in my pocket to text, but it is still awesome!” Bradford Lepik.
“This things pretty cool, it’s set up like the iPhone, but maybe it won’t freeze up as much as easy as the iPhones because that can be very aggrevating.” Taylor Sherer.
“The screen is very bright and easily read, also the touchscreen is very responsive and works extremely well.” Andrew Harris.
By: Chase Key, an official iPad fan.