Ipad Or Netbook
With each new iPad version released, Apple’s tablet becomes more and more similar to netbooks. That’s why there is an increasing need to compare this tablet with netbooks. Such comparisons have revealed quite a few similarities between these two types of devices.
A first similarity refers to pricing. For an iPad you will have to pay between $300 and $600, a price that is also involved by most netbooks. However, you shouldn’t rely only on pricing. Also important are the apps that you can run on the device you choose because apps are actually the tools that make an iPad or a netbook useful. From this point of view you won’t be disappointed by either device because the iPad benefits from the App Store while on netbooks you can virtually use any Windows compatible software. In addition, on both devices you will be able to use Google services as well as the functionality of a camera that makes possible video chatting. The connectivity section is another source of similarities because on both netbooks and iPads you can use Wi-Fi connections as well as optional 3G connections. Not to mention that in both cases you will benefit from a screen size of around 10 inches.
However, there are also a few advantages that only iPads make available. First of all you get to use a touchscreen of high quality that supports multi-touch. In addition, you will benefit from better performance than in the case of most netbooks while the battery delivers around 10 hours instead of the 8-hour battery life that most netbooks tend to offer. The iPad is also better when it comes to portability because it’s both lighter and slimmer than most netbooks. However, the benefits aren’t limited to the hardware. There are also advantages related to the software. For instance, iOS doesn’t involve the security risk of the Windows OS and ensures a better quality eBook, media playback and gaming experience. You will also find useful the built-in parental controls and the lack of pre-loaded garbage programs.
On the other hand, you can’t completely dismiss netbooks either. That’s because they offer support for specialized software and the Microsoft Office package that’s useful for all of us. I am also a fan of their physical keyboard that ensures faster typing and of the more generous storage capacity. Netbooks are also better for programming use and offer support for external devices and flash. These are features that make netbooks superior to iPads.
Bottom line, I think that the iPad is more suitable for entertainment needs while netbooks seem to deal better with productivity. That means in the end you need to make a choice based on your needs.
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