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    Question Went to the Apple Store. Still Undecided.
    Well my wife and I carried our 1st gen iPads to the Apple Store to do a side-by-side comparison.

    I will admit the iPad2 seems a little faster. But, what shocked me was how much lighter it felt. That alone may make us upgrade.

    The cameras are nice but I can wait for them. The same for more speed. But, the weight difference and handling . . . We use our iPads all the time . . .

    Bottomline: we're thinking about it but I think we will probably upgrade . . . Maybe
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Awesome.
    Am I the only one waiting for iPad 3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MYmacROX View Post
    Awesome.
    Am I the only one waiting for iPad 3?
    Join us . . . ..
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Am I the only one who gets tricked into upgrading every year, then eventually feels ok with the decision because you're NEVER disappointed with an Apple product?
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    If you have iPad 1s, I would wait for the third gen, unless:

    - Your really want to video conference

    - You really want Garage Band

    There may be more reasons later, but for now that is about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddiddiums View Post
    If you have iPad 1s, I would wait for the third gen, unless:

    - Your really want to video conference

    - You really want Garage Band

    There may be more reasons later, but for now that is about it.
    This is pretty much how I see it too. That's why I'm waiting for 3. I have an iPad 1 and I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything by not getting the 2. The speed boost (dual-core processor) and thinner/lighter build is nice, but just not enough to justify trading up in 9 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MYmacROX View Post
    This is pretty much how I see it too. That's why I'm waiting for 3. I have an iPad 1 and I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything by not getting the 2. The speed boost (dual-core processor) and thinner/lighter build is nice, but just not enough to justify trading up in 9 months.
    I agree mainly with your reasoning, but the thinner and lighter. . . .until I did a direct comparison I didn't realize how much thinner and lighter it was.

    My iPad is in use constantly, either in my lap or in my hands. And, I probably pick it up dozens of times each day. Over a couple of years that adds up. The iPad (1st gen) is too heavy to hold comfortably for long periods without resting it on something.
    The iPad2 on the other hand feels like holding a magazine. Again, I haven't quite made up my mind, but I am leaning that way. (My wife is leaning a little the other way, which is a major factor in our being undecided).
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    You're replying to a post and you need to add a link to it. Head over to another Safari wndow, go find the page, copy the URL, come back.... And the freaking thing refreshes and loses your whole post. AAAAGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!

    Does the additional RAM solve this one issue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razormac View Post
    I agree mainly with your reasoning, but the thinner and lighter. . . .until I did a direct comparison I didn't realize how much thinner and lighter it was.
    Don't get me wrong, I completely understand your reasons and I think you have a very valid one. I could see being in your situation.
    Personally, I will choose my MBP 80% or 90% of the time over my iPad. I like my iPad, but I don't necessarily love it. Different devices for different needs and preferences.
    What I was originally saying is that it seems I am the minority who are not adapting the iPad 2 into their lives. It's an amazing device and if I didn't have the first one, I very likely would have stood in line for the iPad 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    How many times have you been teed off?

    You're replying to a post and you need to add a link to it. Head over to another Safari wndow, go find the page, copy the URL, come back.... And the freaking thing refreshes and loses your whole post. AAAAGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!

    Does the additional RAM solve this one issue?
    Breath in breath out, Bob!

    To me that is the only real short coming of using the iPad for web surfing. I continue to find posting more challenging than using my MBP.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razormac View Post
    Breath in breath out, Bob!

    To me that is the only real short coming of using the iPad for web surfing. I continue to find posting more challenging than using my MBP.
    I agree with you both wholeheartedly! Surfing and reading is what I do most with my iPad. It's good as a reader, but for surfing I only use it when I must carry lighter than my MBP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    You're replying to a post and you need to add a link to it. Head over to another Safari wndow, go find the page, copy the URL, come back.... And the freaking thing refreshes and loses your whole post. AAAAGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!
    ?
    Omg, I really hate hate hate that! I've just gotten into the habit of copying whatever I have, so I don't lose it. When I saw that Safari got an update in iOS, I was really hoping for a change on this. Apple really doesn't understand tabbed browsing in iOS yet.

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    Honestly... It got quite a lot better on the iPad 2. My first gen ipad used to tick me off with that refresh "feature" in safari. But now it's loads better. The inky website that I still have that problem with is Facebook. Otherwise, as long as the page is fully and completely loaded in safari and I switch to a different window and come back it's still there without the need to refresh.

    I heart my iPad 2.

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    I'm waiting for an iPad 3.......but in the mean time I'm enjoying my new iPad 2!!! I'll either sell the 2 when the 3 comes out or give it to the kids. I upgrade my iPhone with every new model, why not do the same the iPad? The phones hold their value (actually I made $20 on my 3GS when it sold for $220), but I won't mind loosing a couple hundred dollars each year on an iPad.
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