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Looking for a iPad

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by D37, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. D37

    D37 Active Member

    I want a iPad!!!! I have been looking around for a good deal and haven't come across anything too great. I was wondering where you guys think I should look for a good deal on a first generation iPad with wifi + 3G?

    A guy offered me his used, but in great condition iPad 16GB wifi + 3G for $400. Is that a good deal?
  2. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Not with the iPad2 almost out the door ;)
  3. D37

    D37 Active Member

    Yeah I'm thinking I should wait a couple weeks to buy a original iPad. Maybe I could get one for $300.
  4. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I would love an iPad for my son, as they are tremendoes learning tools. But no way could I ever afford their price tag.
  5. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    I fail to see the need for an iPad with abundance choice of netbook, laptop on the market.
  6. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    There are educational materials available for iPad that are not available for pc PLUS iPad is much lighter to carry.
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  7. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    What kind of educational materials? Can you link?
    I'm afraid my 3yo son will break it the first day.
  8. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Sorry Hun I'm at work and using my iPhone. I'm not sure I would get one for a 3 yr old. :eek:
    My son is 11 and has Aspergers. He does much of his learning on the computer and also has a laptop for portability.
    An iPad would be much more convenient to carry, plus open up new areas of interest for him, I believe.

    I really wish that they wouldn't price these things so out of reach for people who could really use them but can't afford a $400+ price tag.
  9. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    Why not just get a cheaper desktop/laptop? Surely they are just as educational.
  10. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    Well if you consider the hardware that's inside it's really not surprising they're $400 or more. If they were any cheaper they would be losing money. :p
  11. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    He has a laptop as I said above. :)
  12. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I'm sure they are well worth the pricetag, I'm not disputing that at all.
  13. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    Then why would one need a laptop and an iPad? I just don't see the point of the iPad, to me, it's nothing more than a crippled laptop.
  14. Garamond

    Garamond Well-Known Member

    Look at the competition, inferior products with hardly any lower price tag.
  15. Garamond

    Garamond Well-Known Member

    Same here. I bought the original iPad, and didn't really see any benefits since I already have an iPhone and a Mac Pro in house. So I sold it two weeks later.

    But this of course, is different from person to person.
  16. TNCclubman

    TNCclubman Well-Known Member

    If only Acer would make a netbook that is just a touch screen... for $279.99...

  17. Travis

    Travis Active Member

    I really want an iPad! It is really annoying me that I can't afford it.
  18. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Which is why I don't have any of the competitions' products either, lol.

    iPad are just much lighter, easier to take with you, not as obtrusive as a laptop, which can be heavy sometimes, even the 6 ib'ers. And there are apps on iTunes that are not available to other devices.

    Doesn't matter anyway, I'm not getting one. :)
  19. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I'd agree with that claim when the initial release day of the ipad 1 came out because there was no competition. Now there are companies bringing there's out HTC, Samsung, Motorola a few others. In what way are they inferior? Build quality? Technical specifications? How exactly are they inferior?
    Forsaken likes this.
  20. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Wait wait, let me answer this: 'its not by Apple'.
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