Apple iPad | From the author
When we were asked Apple iPad to browse for a couple of days to write an article one of the first in the Internet, we refused. Many years of practice has proved that a professional author to write the review may not even turning the device in his hands, and rightly so called experience, but we THG fundamentally do not take a piece of iron for a couple of days — empirically proven that superficial impression and operating experience is clearly different things. In the end, the editors agreed with the two Internet shops and picked up the device «overlap», so you have many weeks of active use. After writing this review several times was corrected. Out new programs, was able to understand some of the subtleties in the total testing process went and got the fruit.
UPDATE: This is a review of the first generation iPad. If you are interested in iPad 2, read:
- Overview of iPad 2
- iPad in the car — the THG article about accessories, software and automotive fasteners
to Write a review of Apple iPad longer was the right decision. The first day the iPad was seen through rose-colored glasses, but with each installed program, with each set before him the task was becoming clearer that the iPad repeats the story of iPhone . immediately after the release spread to the nines for a lot of disadvantages, and which is fairly to be corrected with the next firmware. The difference is that the iPad in reviews usually do not carry, and even praised, in our opinion, it is not yet entirely deserved.
Test kit: Apple iPad keyboard Apple Wireless Keyboard and the router Yota Egg
Apple iPad initially, for most parameters, it is better to iPhone . however, having other sizes and weight, he does not fall into the category of phones and requirements much harder. Looking ahead to say that with the base firmware 3.2 Apple iPad promising but still raw device, which has a huge potential, which is only partly depends on the Apple .
This overview — a first look at the tip of the iceberg. We rightly criticize and praise. In the following article to learn more.
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Apple iPad | specifications tablet
Processor: Apple iPad based on a particular processor Apple A4 1 GHz processor with ARM architecture. About this processor little known and Apple does not seek to tell about the architecture of the device. The Apple A4 chip is not even entirely correct to call processor — rather, it «system on chip» (SoC)containing in addition to the computational kernel, and even the graphics and memory controller.
Some sources claim that this is a single-core chip based on ARM Cortex-A8, which is the graphical part is a PowerVR SGX 535, other sources say that the hardware chip similar to what is used in VTRs type Zune HD. Initially a number of sources have indicated that this is a multi-core processor based on Cortex-A9), but then it was published many refutations.
By and large, it is not so important to the consumer, which is sufficient to know that Apple iPad very quickly operate all existing applications for iPhone and iPod Touch . and programs designed specifically for the iPad. He calmly plays HD video 720p, and, in General, to tablet Apple today or in what situations does not apply the term «braking» — applications created by developers for a fixed performance. The closest analogy — a game console, the program being made so that it is optimal to work on the available resources, and not on some «future processors and has not yet announced the video», as is common in the PC world.
Memory: the Apple iPad is equipped with a flash memory capacity of 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes. Version with 16 gigabytes for those who plan to use the Apple iPad for surfing, wearing a sane amount of music and podcasts, and a dozen other games, a couple of dozen applications, multiple HD movies 720p, hundreds of other e-books. Model 64 GB will be in demand by those who are focused on carrying a large number of videos, plans to subscribe to the series (or fill them with torrents), learning to use the iTunes U to carry your whole home music collection.
Album: in a test iPad was moved 666 photos. They take less than 550 megabytes.
Communication: Apple iPad supports the wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR. The latter allows to use it wireless headsets, speakers and headphones for listening to music. Internet connection is possible through Wi-Fi . and therefore in non-hotspots, we used the router Yota Egg, changing signal WiMAX Wi-Fi in the car, on a bench in the Park or any other place where there is coverage Yota . A month later appeared in the sale model Apple iPad 3G, support data transmission in cellular networks. When it appears in labs THG, we will be able to tell some more about the more advanced version.
Display: classy display with a resolution of 1024×768 resolution and LED backlight is made by IPS technology, which has excellent viewing angles. It is perfectly readable even being located almost perpendicular to your eyes in any orientation, and its brightness is adjusted in a wide range, from barely visible in the dark to read in direct sunlight. Color and contrast are pleasing, display Apple iPad sends 24-bit color (16.7 million colors) and the glossy finish makes the display more readable in bright light, while turning it in a good mirror, reflecting all the bright lights.
Apple consciously made the screen is not widescreen. It is not a «legacy» format, as is often written, and has a size nearly identical to the paper A5 (14,8x21cm). The Apple iPad the same as a sheet of paper, the aspect ratio 3 to 4. Due to this, to read from the device any content, from websites to books, it is more convenient, but widescreen movies on the iPad have to look or with black bars, or switch the zoom mode, when the cut edge of the image. In games, applications and the Internet aspect ratio three to four more useful. Get Apple in the device is something like 15:10 or 16:9, the tablet would be less ergonomic.
the Screen is covered by the so-called «oleophobic» (hydrophobic) coating. If sprinkled on the screen Apple iPad water you will see the effect of the coating liquid is collected in small drops, while in the usual glossy coating standard laptop it turns into a puddle.
Apple specifies that the screen due to this coating is much less covered with fingerprints than the usual glossy. Bloggers usually criticized this statement, indicating that despite the cover, the iPad is quickly covered by fat. But few people wrote that due to the oleophobic coating is erased from the screen prints much easier.
Oleophobic coating helps the screen Apple iPad not only less dirty, but it is easier to fray. To effectively remove fingerprints with regular glossy display you have to use a special suede cloth (plain fabric only smears grease on the surface). With Apple iPad everything is much easier — just hold on his screen sleeve shirts and fingerprints literally disappear. Motorists will understand display of the tablet as if covered «matter».
Sensors: Apple iPad is equipped with an orientation sensor (accelerometer), removing the data from which the application and the operating system can change the screen. In contrast to iPhone and iPod Touch . turns even the desktop with icons. For situations when the screen rotation is not required, Apple iPad gave a special lock button near the volume buttons. This can be useful, for example, if you are reading or watching a movie lying on its side, and the device is located as it «across». Also iPad has a light sensor, with which the tablet can automatically adjust the brightness depending on ambient light. In a dark room it will reduce the brightness to less injury to your vision in the sun will make its maximum, so that the text remains readable.
Accelerometer provides a signal to the system to automatically expand the image if you turned the iPad from portrait to landscape mode. Smart program know how preraphaelite interface elements.
Operation: the device has only two buttons — Central «Home», familiar to users of the iPhone/iPod Touch need to exit the application, go to home screen and call up the search. Button function on/off on the top end is self-explanatory. If you press them together, you can take a screenshot (short press) or to restart a hung Apple iPad (long hold, we never came in handy).
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