Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Buying The Right IPad

Apple will begin taking orders on its latest tablet PC, the second iPad If you're in the market to buy one, you can see which version of the iPad to buy new. Here the agreement:

As the original tablet, there are three variables to consider: storage capacity, whether iPad features 3G connectivity, and - if you go to a 3G compatible device - the airline to sign with .

Address These One At A Time. First, The Storage Capacity:

The iPad comes with three different amounts of flash memory. This is what you store your music, photos, videos and applications. IPad, 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes (GB).

Each call to the storage cost range of $ 100. So 16GB base model starts at $ 499, costs $ 599 for 32 GB and 64 GB is $ 699.

Remember that what we are talking about is only storage - iPad performance (loading applications, video playback and speed in general) is the same for all three models. Performance has to do with the processor and RAM IPAD has - and this is the same no matter which version you buy.

It is tempting to get the 64GB model (since when was not better?), But it's probably overkill for most people. IPad not intended to be the central repository for all data and media (which is what your laptop or desktop is of greater capacity).

And what most people are quite compact iPads Store. Photos take up little space, almost any book. The music is often very data hungry (and if you have a 10 000 from your iTunes library, consider whether you want all with you all the time, or if you can work with your iPhone is limited playlist that is synchronized), applications do not consume as many bytes.

"Yes, but what about movies?" Good point. The film is a little more intense, and can add up when they weigh about 1 GB or more per share. But ask yourself: How many movies will keep you constantly on your iPad? What is a more likely situation is that you will either a) rent movies and shows on your iPhone, watch them on plane flights or anywhere and they eventually expire film shuttles b) and from the iPad to PC or as needed c) the use of a streaming service like Netflix, which takes up little storage space at all because the film does not reside in flash memory .

All this suggests that perhaps 16GB or 32GB iPad. What is the best? If you travel a lot and wants to see a lot of videos, maybe 32GB is worth it, just so you never really think about if you have enough space. But whether the iPad will be used primarily at home, rarely tours, 16GB should be fine. 64GB one still feels like too much.

Well, The Next Topic - 3G Or 3G No.

Base iPads is Wi-Fi only. For an additional $ 130 you can buy the versions that have the ability to receive either AT & T or Verizon network (you must choose one) for the wireless Internet. I say "capacity" rather than "may" because you still have to buy a data plan from wireless carrier associated.

One good thing about these plans is that they are data from month to month - no one should be signed. This means you can pay for 3G in the coming months when you need it (you can not pay for anything less than a month), but can save you money when you do not need 3G.

But the real question worth asking is: Do you need a compatible 3G iPad at all? Remember, it costs you an additional $ 130 up front, and that's before you've paid a penny for a data plan. Ask yourself how often you must use an iPad, where there is no Wi-Fi around. Me? I use my iPad in my home Wi-Fi-equipped Wi-Fi and my teams. When I travel, I'm Wi-Fi-equipped airports and (often) Wi-Fi-equipped hotels. For a 3G would be nice, I suppose, but I would not really need in many situations, and will not pay for the privilege.

Now, if you spend much time on the road - literally, the way Wi-Fi can be hard to find - maybe the option of 3G makes sense. It's something you can answer.

If you go with 3G, you want to know which airlines have better service and data plan. The short answer is "for most users, Verizon," the prosecutor less per gigabyte data plan for its entry-level ($ 20 for 1 GB of data, against $ 15 for 250MB of AT & T). This should be enough data to a non-super. If you exceed the monthly payment will Verizon charge you an additional $ 20 for an additional 1 GB.

Another thing to consider: You can use a Verizon iPhone in so many places overseas (eg Europe, Middle East and Africa) due to the use of Verizon on the CDMA less popular worldwide. AT & T iPhone works on GSM network, which is more common in the world.

So to summarize: A small amount of storage is probably fine for most. Wireless connectivity is also limited appeal. As everyone will say that the answer to the question "What should I buy iPad?" Is simple: get the cheap.

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