So I’ve had my iPad 2 for a week now and even though I was skeptical about getting rid of my HP Slate 500 because it was truly the best Windows 7 tablet on the market, the iPad 2 has taken over every thing that I had my Slate doing and then some. Being an avid iPhone user for the past 3 years, I somewhat knew what to expect from the iPad, but having it in hand and putting it to use is truly remarkable. Within minutes, I had it sync’d with iTunes, dumped all of my apps, music and photos that I had on my iPhone and then, I was in business. I like the leather smart cover that I ordered with the iPad, it’s a great design and very functional, however, I need more protect than just a fancy screen protector. But I didn’t want something as bulky as an Otterbox, so I opted for the Targus Versavu Cover and Stand. It’s very functional, only adds a little bulk to the already slim iPad and keeps it very protected. I’ll keep my leather smart cover for use around the house and at work, other than that, it’ll be protected by the Targus. If you really want to experience the iPad in it’s true glory, then get the HDMI adapter, connect it to your flat screen tv and you’ll be amazed. So after a weeks of getting to know the iPad, so far, I’m very impressed! I’ll be adding some of my favorite apps in the upcoming weeks!
So I’ve had my Windows 7 based HP Slate since March and even though I really enjoyed it, it would appear that HP is quickly dropping support for it and moving on to the HP Touchpad running WebOS. After waiting 75 days for my Slate after it was ordered in November of 2010, I’ve chosen to never order anything HP again. They have the worst customer service, the worst updates and the worst communication with their customers. And though a tablet still fits into my lifestyle, I’ve decided to go with the iPad 2. I’ve been an iPhone user for 4 years now and have been very happy with it. Not that I prefer Apple products over any others, but that fact of the matter is, the iPhone and iPad speak for themselves. Of course, you’ll probably never see an Apple OS running on my desktop….Windows 7 still rocks! Look forward to getting my iPad very soon and putting it to work!