The truly amazing Apple iPad knocks the competition out of the water by combining Macbook and iPhone technologies and expertly crafting them into a perfectly sized smart-device (24x19x1.3cm). The iPad is dominated by a large 9.7 inch full HD widescreen display that is LED-backlit and uses accelerometer sensors to enable use in either landscape or portrait views. The precise multi-touch screen is protected with a fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating that ensures the colour-rich 1024x768 pixel display doesn't deteriorate with smudges and marks like other smartphones or touch-screen tablet devices.
A custom designed 1GHz Apple A4 high-performance / low-power consumption processor provides a seamless and responsive user experience. Customisable options are almost limitless with access to 150,000 downloadable applications and bespoke iPad games. The 3G / Wi-Fi connections to the Internet will provide broadband-like speeds to visit online shopping, news, weather, sports and social networking sites. The full screen zoom function brings Internet pages into sharp focus and makes viewing Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents a breeze.
Entertaining features include an e-Book reader that can download files from the iBook store and stereo audio speakers for enjoying MP3/MP4 files along with many other popular media formats. Additionally there is a 3.5mm audio jack and wireless Bluetooth connectivity for connecting your favourite headsets. Assisted GPS support and a digital compass work well outside with the ambient light sensor adjusting the display brightness for the perfect picture. The iPad fills a gap in the market superbly and certainly helps the user save money by not having to purchase separate phone, laptop, Sat Nav and iPod devices.
- Launched: 28/05/2010
- Screen Size: 9.7 inches
- Screen Resolution: 1024px by 768px