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Hi, I was wondering if the latest iPod Touch is good for browsing the internet and is the browser quick, and what is the battery life when web browsing.
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I have the 4g Touch and it's not bad for browsing. The screen size is a bit small for prolonged use but otherwise, it's not bad. I wouldn't suggest that you do heavy browsing on it or any browsing that requires a lot of typing though.

Battery life is a tricky one. It depends on what kind of browsing you're doing. Since I don't do a lot of browsing on it (my wifi connection is used more for email than anything), I'll leave that question open for others.

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I have the 4g Touch and it's not bad for browsing. The screen size is a bit small for prolonged use but otherwise, it's not bad. I wouldn't suggest that you do heavy browsing on it or any browsing that requires a lot of typing though.

Battery life is a tricky one. It depends on what kind of browsing you're doing. Since I don't do a lot of browsing on it (my wifi connection is used more for email than anything), I'll leave that question open for others.
Do you propose the iPad 2 as a better option?
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Anyone who does a lot of web browsing on the iPod Touch or iPhone (both of which I either have had or currently have) has a lot better eyesight than I do.

To me if you want an IOS device to use for web browsing get an iPad, on iPod Touch and iPhone it is more of a nice thing to have in an emergency but not really useful (or particulary pleasant) on a continual basis.

But, if your eyes are up to the task and the small screen doesn't drive you crazy, then yes it will work just fine.

EDIT: You posted while I was typing. Absolutely reccomend the iPad. I live on mine and wouldn't trade it for anything.

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Anyone who does a lot of web browsing on the iPod Touch or iPhone (both of which I either have had or currently have) has a lot better eyesight than I do.

To me if you want an IOS device to use for web browsing get an iPad, on iPod Touch and iPhone it is more of a nice thing to have in an emergency but not really useful (or particulary pleasant) on a continual basis.

But, if your eyes are up to the task and the small screen doesn't drive you crazy, then yes it will work just fine.

EDIT: You posted while I was typing. Absolutely reccomend the iPad. I live on mine and wouldn't trade it for anything.
Thanks good to know, I was a bit unsure between the Touch and iPad 2 and the screen size and battery life of the Touch.
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Thanks good to know, I was a bit unsure between the Touch and iPad 2 and the screen size and battery life of the Touch.
Don't get me wrong, I loved my iPod Touch . . . I loved it so much I switched to the iPhone from Nokia so I didn't have to carry two devices around. The larger screen on the iPad just makes some things so much better and easier.

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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