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ipad 1--$350 good value?


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Hello all. I have had a passing interest in a tablet, but it seems more and more like something i would like to get. Originally, I wanted an ebook with web capabilities, but now I think an ipad can give me more for not much more money.

I am thinking about the refurb ipad for $350 (wifi only, v. 1.0) I was curious if you thought this was a good deal--i am really not sure what the ipad 2 offers other than a camera, more speed, and a thinner design.

Or, do you think I should wait until the rumored ipad 3 comes out--if that comes out, I would really like the rumored higher-res display. Any thoughts? I hate talking about v3 after v2 just got announced, but that is a consideration I have.

Finally, the ipad allows you to see youtube right---is the flash incapability a big problem?
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Nobody knows anything about the iPad 3 or even when it may possibly come out.

The iPad 1 is still a great tablet and it's a good value if you don't want to spend the extra for the iPad 2.

There's a YouTube app on the iPad, you can watch YouTube stuff without any issues.

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The original iPad was a good deal at 499-829...its definitely a good deal at 350.

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I am curious, I see that garageband can be used on the iPad 2. Can it be used on the original ipad?

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I am curious, I see that garageband can be used on the iPad 2. Can it be used on the original ipad?


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I am curious, I see that garageband can be used on the iPad 2. Can it be used on the original ipad?
Best wait till March 11 when it's released then you'll know.
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Not necessarily. The processor on the new iPad is much much faster than the original.

Just like iMovie can only be used on the iPhone 4.

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I think it's a great deal! I'm seriously considering getting one of these over the new one as I don't need the cameras and I think I'd mostly use it for web-based tasks that will be just as functional on the original with 4.3 as it will be on the new one. (Pretty sure dual core processing can't enhance web-based tasks)

Also, if I get the new one I can just see my girlfriend taking it all the time to use and I would end up with her first gen anyway!

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$350 is a really good offer, but I know I wouldn't find it too hard to justify the extra bucks for the newer model

But for most of my relatives that would be a great deal!
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