The new iPad: Gorgeous Retina Display, but disturbing heat issue

How bad are the heat issues of the new iPad?Boy was I excited about the new iPad! Judging from its specs, it seemed to me the best iPad yet for academics, and so I went ahead and ordered one. However, the heat issue cooled of my excitement considerably. The Retina Display and the new camera perform well, pretty much as expected. What I didn’t expect, and what nobody really saw coming until the first units arrived at people’s doorsteps, was that the new iPad runs considerably warmer than its predecessors.

At least for me, the heat is an issue, and this is why I am returning my new iPad. In the rest of this post, I am discussing the pros and cons of the new iPad in more detail. Hopefully this helps you to decide whether buying one now is worth it for you, or whether you want to sit this one out. [Read more…]

The new iPad: What size and model should you buy?

The new iPadAre you thinking of buying an iPad? That is great, what size and model is it going to be? Right now, you can spend anywhere in between $399 and $829 (US prices) on a brand new iPad, and you can shave off some additional dollars if you buy refurbished or previously enjoyed. Picking wisely what you need can therefore save you some great deal of money.

So here is what you do: Go get yourself a third-generation iPad WiFi 32 GB White without any extras. Just kidding, this is what I am getting. Only you know what iPad configuration is best for you; however, in this post I will discuss the merits of 4G, reflect on storage size, and tell you about my “Apps and Music Diet” that allows me to drop from a 64 GB to a 32 GB iPad.

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The new iPad: A perfect fit for research, teaching and learning?

new iPadApple announced the new iPad today, and it might be the best iPad ever for research, teaching and learning. Especially two features will make the iPad even more useful and popular among researchers and college students: the Retina Display and the 5-megapixel iSight camera. Read on for more details on how these two features will improve your academic workflow. [Read more…]