I received my IPad for Christmas and I absolutely love it. I use it more than my laptop because it is easier to handle and a lot less bulkier than my laptop. Battery Life I use my IPad about 6 hours a day and the battery seems to last a long time. I take my IPad to work and use it at lunchtime and it is not charging at all during the day and still holds its charge. I usually charge it at nighttime. Processing Speed The speed of my IPad is very sufficient for what I use it for. Weight I love the IPad because it is jot bulky and it is very lightweight and easy to carry around. App Availability I love having access to all the aps. That are available for the IPad. I also love the touchscreen and the fact that I can just touch on the ap and it opens. Very easy to use. Design I love the design of the IPad. I especially like the large screen, it makes it easier to see things and read them. When I open aps, they are so easy to read. One of the things I like about the design of the IPad is that it has a fairly large built in camera that let's you take pictures either of yourself or of other things. Once you take the picture, the picture comes out so clear and crisp. Love it! Durability I love the durability of my IPad. I have dropped it several times while it was in the padded case and nothing happened to it. The case protected it like it was designed to do.
I adore Apple and have many, many of their products, including multiple models of their iPad. I purchased their original iPad as soon as it came out and have upgraded almost every year since then. The newest model quickly becomes my favorite as was the case with my iPad with Retina Display. I decided to go with the Wi-Fi only model since I really don't spend a great deal of time in the car or in areas that don't have Wi-Fi hotspots so there was no need for me to get the 4G access. I really have not missed it once. This model is sleek, slim, and gorgeous and weighs just over a pound. Mine is white, which I really love since it blends so well with all my other white and silver Apple products. The only tiny drawback is when watching videos at night. The white frame can be a bit distracting for a few minutes until I get used to it. It's totally not a big deal though. I love the storage on this. 16GB was plenty for me since I don't do much document work on it. I use this mostly for entertainment and surfing the web, etc. If you don't sync every couple days or so or travel a lot you'll probably want more storage but I've found 16GB to be perfect for me since I sync daily. The app selection is amazing and covers everything you could possibly want to do. The camera is very good and super simple to use. I love that it records video as well. Everything's right there where you need it and super easy to use. The retina display is gorgeous. It's super sharp and everything from e-mail to YouTube to videos to pictures look amazing on it. If you are looking for the perfect tablet this is it. I consider it the creme de la creme of tablets and would never, ever purchase another brand.
Vernon Rockville, CT
I've owned this iPad for almost a year now and have had absolutely no problems with it. It runs fast, it's very light, has a beautiful HD screen, and the IOS7 is so smooth and has a very simplistic pretty look to it. It complements the iPad well. I don't know what Apple is going to bring to the table when they update and create the next-gen iPad, but whatever it is I say get this one. Hasn't let me down once. Battery Life The battery life is perfect! If you were to use this from a full 100 percent all the way down to 0, it would last you pretty much all day! And actually, a tip to increase battery life- let it get down to about 1 percent before you recharge it. I don't know exactly why this works, but multiple people have told me this and it definitely seems to work for me! Processing Speed Everything is super fast. Of course when you're using something that needs an internet connection, it's going to depend on your internet, but I've had very few times that I've had to wait long for anything on this device. Weight I gave this an 8 because while it is very light, it's still a bit hard for one hand use. But I got a stand for it and mostly use it when in bed or sitting down anyways so it doesn't really affect me all that much! App Availability There are millions upon millions of apps in the app store. Perhaps over a billion. There really is an app for everything! lol Design Beautiful design, elegant and simplistic like I said before. Easy to get to know whether you've never owned a tablet or you're transitioning from a different one. Durability I havent run into issues, but I give it a 9 here because it's still a glass screen. Not that that's bad, it's just easy to crack.
I have had my iPad for about 5 months now and I love it!! I was tired of using my outdated laptop and wanted something a bit more portable. I already have an iMac desktop and an iPod touch, but I can't really multitask with my desktop and the screen on my iPod was just too small. The size is perfect, and I love the retina display; the picture is so clear. The camera is fairly decent, better then most phones, but I still think the iPhone may have a better camera. This also takes video, and playback and sound quality are excellent. The new operating system is very user friendly, and the App Store is really easy to navigate. I generally download the free apps, but occasionally buy some. I do find that some of the apps are not geared to the iPad which I find strange, but I believe they are working on that. I would highly recommend getting a sturdy case to put it in, especially something that you can prop up, helps a lot with using it and helps you feel more secure that it will be safe. There are some great accessories that you can purchase, I just recently purchased an SD card reader. So glad I did, because now I can download straight to the iPad instead of hooking it up to my computer. Another recommendation would be to buy a 32GB or higher tablet, you can be surprised at how fast you can fill it up, especially if you use it to take photos like me. I have been very happy with my iPad so far, and use it constantly. Apple makes great quality products. You will pay more, and there are cheaper options out there that can do most of the same things but, if you are in general a Mac person with other Mac products, it's best to have them all be compatible. Battery Life Battery does die pretty quickly, but then again I am on it all the time. Weight It's actually a lot heavier then I expected. If you are concerned about that, the iPad air is probably a better choice for you.
Perfect iPad for my family. Not only is the iPad light weight but the display screen is crips and clear. We always charge the battery at night, my daughter uses the iPad to play game and watch movies thru out the day and the battery still last all day long. It is light enough that when it is in my purse I don't feel that extra weight. I highly recommend it. Battery Life Last all day even after its been used all ay to browse the web, play games and watch movies. Processing Speed Music, apps, email attachments always load up fast! Weight Love the fact that I can put it in my purse or diaper bag and it doesn't add extra weight App Availability Lots of apps. Always something new. Design Easy to use. Screen is clear. Easy to find apps on the screen. Durability As long as you have a protective case on it you'll be fine, otherwise it's easy to chip or crack if you drop it.
We own two of these iPads with retina display. The image quality is unparalleled when compared to other tablets. Wi-Fi capability and functionality is seamless, as well. We use our iPads for general things like checking emails, texting, video chatting, photo and music access and storage, as well as app use. It works beautifully for all uses and provides a crisp, clear image in every case. The size is well proportioned for viewing short video clips or full-length movies. When the screen in shared even viewers on the peripheral are able to experience an excellent image quality. Integration of the iPad with iCloud and iTunes is excellent and simple to figure out. If you are a user of other Apple products like Macs, MacBooks, iPhones, iTouch, etc., you will not be disappointed by the familiar interface and ease of use. If unfamiliar with Apple products and operating systems, there is a learning curve, but users will find it easy to learn.
This is my first experience with any Ipad product and I really enjoy using it. It is very user friendly and the processing speed is superior to using my laptop. The only downfall to using the Ipad is that the built in browser doesn't support flash websites, but I have been able to get around that fault by downloading the photon browser app. I do not have an iphone so I do find that some apps for the iphone aren't exactly compatible with the ipad, but usually they will function on a basic level. I received this ipad for Christmas and am still amazed at the capabilites each day. The retina display is so clear; much better than what I am used to viewing on my laptop. I look forward to discovering more features of this great machine as I learn more about it. Battery Life When the battery if fully charged, it will last all day long for me. Processing Speed This machine is so much faster than my ordinary laptop or desktop. Weight It is very light and portable. App Availability There are some apps that are only available for the iphone that don't work on the ipad. Design It is very sleek and easy to use. Durability So far so good, but I have been very gentle with it.
I had an ipad 2 and upgraded to the ipad 4th generation and all I can say is WOW, what a difference! The image quality of the screen is so much better than the previous version. The processor is much faster, apps load much quicker and just in general this is a far superior tablet. My kids use this all the time to watch videos and I have not had one issue with quality, seamless playback or anything else. I have the 32gb model so storage is much more than I will ever use. Battery Life Under normal use the battery would probably last much longer than it does on mine. My kids are on it all day watching movies, playing with their educational apps and working puzzles, so the battery does deplete quickly. I have an ipad mini as a back up while this charges so really it has not been a big issue with us. Processing Speed Much faster than previous models. Extremely happy with how fast apps and pages load from the browser. No issues whatsoever. Weight It is a little heavy and when you add a case it does make it a little heavier. However, with that being said, I don't let my kids carry it around all over the place. It's not something that I can just throw in a bag because it will weight it down even more. But, to me that is not a deal breaker in any way. App Availability Any app you could ever want is available at your fingertips. You can download anything that is specific to ipad as well as any of the iphone apps. The options are limitless as to what you can find. Design The ipad is sleek, shiny, and just downright beautiful. The screen size is perfect, apps are easily viewable. There's nothing I would change about the design. Also the screen is scratch resistant so that definitely helps with little people. Durability This tablet seems to hold up fantastic to my 3 year old twins. I keep it in a secure case but it has been dropped and tossed around and has no wear or tear to show it. Even though the screen is anti scratch I do keep a screen protector on it just for the added protection. Very happy with how durable it is.
This is my first tablet and after using others I am thankful that I spent the money to get the iPad. Just like my phone, I believe that is the most user friendly and satisfying device that is out there today. No battery killing widgets, gidgets so no need for constant charging. It has very vivid colors and resolution and although it may have a slower processor than others it is still just as efficient as any other tablet I have encountered. I love using IPad for browsing, watching movies while travelling, ticket booking etc. Disappointed it does not have the panoramic ability like the iPhone does. I enjoy the Face Time ability lots. Over all this is a light weight product and easy to carry.