Today I join the ranks of those who are proud iPad owners. I wasn’t originally one of those who went gaga when the iPads first came out. But the past few weeks, I’ve been going back and forth to the store to check on the new 17-inch Macbook Pro, so much so that the sales clerk might as well call me by my first name. They have been out of stock here; the first shipment they got was a mere few units and that was gone in a heartbeat. They did get a new shipment 2 days ago but it was only for the 13 and 15-inch laptops.
Anyway, since I’ve been checking on the Macbook Pro, I thought I might as well check on the iPad. I was impressed at the graphics and I liked the way my pictures from Flickr looked. It surely seemed to be a nice way to view and present your portfolio. The unit is very light and portable and I can see myself taking it with me on my budget-airline-weight-conscious travels. It definitely is much better than an itty-bitty iTouch which I usually take with me on my travels.
That reminds me when I was at the HotSpot zone of my hotel lobby in Berlin, sitting alongside a couple of backpackers and some high school or college students. There I was with a little iTouch when everyone else was sitting comfortably with their laptops. This new iPad will definitely ease the strain on my eyes, plus the bigger keyboard will save me so much time — I always seem to miss a letter or two when typing in passwords on the iTouch, it’s unbelievable.
So I’ve already set up my new toy and downloaded some photos for my portfolio. I’m also glad that they have apps for Flickr, SmugMug, WordPress, iDisk — all of which I use and are just very convenient to have at a click of an icon.
Happy camper here!