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Ben, that's awesome! I think it would be great to do a thorough review of the differences in playing media on each device, the support (or lack thereof) for particular formats, and a technical discussion about the difference in the way each device decodes video/audio, with a particular focus on the impact of GPU vs CPU video decoding on the iPad, when using various apps that enable playback of non-native formats. rolleyes.gif
That's a great idea Red but I haven't loaded any of my video collection on either tablet or tinkered it at all with locally loaded videos, so I probably wouldn't be the right person to do that analysis. I have watched streaming TV shows (from the network web-site or app) and Youtube videos but that's about it.
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Yeah I used to hate Apple with a vengeance, the iPhone (actually was a iPod touch then the iPhone) was the first Apple product I ever personally bought and then my iPad. I hate OSX personally and definitely spend more time on my PC than anything else, but I really enjoy web browsing on the iPad.. there really is nothing quite like browsing on a tablet. I've messed around with android a bit on my sister's Galaxy S and I really do like Android, but I just like the feel and look of iOS, It does everything I need it to do with no complaints from me.
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I've had this iPad for ~2 weeks already and I love the display. It's a 16GB Wifi version btw. I use it for browsing and reading textbooks mainly, for now.
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Are there any cases you guys would recommend? I'm looking to get a fairly slim case and if it doubles as a stand that would be handy too. It would also be nice if it had the magnetic sleep/wake feature (with the correct polarity for the iPad 3) but not a deal breaker if it doesn't. CNET has a gallery of some good iPad cases but there are so many to choose from:
http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-31747_7-10011594.html?tag=txt;post.gallery
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I've posted my review of the iPad if any of you are interested in reading a thorough analysis of the iPad. I am only one person so I can't be as in depth as a professional review but I have a lot of pictures, some different take on things, and comparisons to my Asus Transformer TF101:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1239132/apple-ipad-3-comprehensive-review-with-transformer-tf101-comparison-lots-of-pics
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Are there any cases you guys would recommend? I'm looking to get a fairly slim case and if it doubles as a stand that would be handy too. It would also be nice if it had the magnetic sleep/wake feature (with the correct polarity for the iPad 3) but not a deal breaker if it doesn't. CNET has a gallery of some good iPad cases but there are so many to choose from:
http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-31747_7-10011594.html?tag=txt;post.gallery

Hey there Ben... we just ordered a couple of the Snugg Ipad3 Cases with their handy dandy two in one stylus, too. Should be here in a week or so and will let you know what we think after we get em. It says on the page that this is the iPad3 version of the "best selling iPad2 case." It has the sleepy cover, the case is slim and "snug," it doubles as a stand, includes a wrist strap for those extra-long gaming sessions on the couch, and even has a stylus pen loop. Whee. smile.gif
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I've had this iPad for ~2 weeks already and I love the display. It's a 16GB Wifi version btw. I use it for browsing and reading textbooks mainly, for now.

Welcome! Added. thumb.gif

Yeah, I find that for browsing and reading just about anything I can get my hands on, I definitely prefer it to the previous technologies that supported those activities, namely, the PC and books/ebook readers. The iPad in general has definitely made mobile computing truly mobile in a way that laptops and netbooks never did, while the iPad3 2012 iPad has finally made mobile computing superior to the alternatives in most cases, IMHO, and YMMV, ofc.

After having had my iPad for a little while now, I can say that it's definitely hefty and gets heavy after long periods of holding it. It also gets warm - though I wouldn't describe it as "hot" - if I'm gaming for an hour or more. And I'm not sure if I have wifi connectivity issues or not. I have a very small place, about 850 square feet, so I'm never very far away from my wireless router. I always have full strength signal for the most part. If I sit directly between the pad and the router I can get it to drop a bar. I do, however, have a lot of problems streaming youtube videos. Typically, videos will go for a few minutes then stop and sit dead for minutes, not even rebuffering. Only seems to happen on youtube though, so like I say, the experience has been inconclusive.

Anybody had any issues with connectivity?
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I've had this iPad for ~2 weeks already and I love the display. It's a 16GB Wifi version btw. I use it for browsing and reading textbooks mainly, for now.

Welcome! Added. thumb.gif

Yeah, I find that for browsing and reading just about anything I can get my hands on, I definitely prefer it to the previous technologies that supported those activities, namely, the PC and books/ebook readers. The iPad in general has definitely made mobile computing truly mobile in a way that laptops and netbooks never did, while the iPad3 2012 iPad has finally made mobile computing superior to the alternatives in most cases, IMHO, and YMMV, ofc.

After having had my iPad for a little while now, I can say that it's definitely hefty and gets heavy after long periods of holding it. It also gets warm - though I wouldn't describe it as "hot" - if I'm gaming for an hour or more. And I'm not sure if I have wifi connectivity issues or not. I have a very small place, about 850 square feet, so I'm never very far away from my wireless router. I always have full strength signal for the most part. If I sit directly between the pad and the router I can get it to drop a bar. I do, however, have a lot of problems streaming youtube videos. Typically, videos will go for a few minutes then stop and sit dead for minutes, not even rebuffering. Only seems to happen on youtube though, so like I say, the experience has been inconclusive.

Anybody had any issues with connectivity?

My router is 2 floors below where I am mostly and my reception is always 2/3 so no complaints here. The only issue I have is the fact that the iPad charges very slowly.

Most of the readers my profs publish are pdfs as well as the exams so I'm really enyoying this retina display. I don't have any games on it yet so I can't comment on the heat.
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I hear you on the charging time. On the other hand, I am able to charge it overnight, grab it at six am, and use it pretty heavily all day, getting at least the advertised 10 hours out of it, even when playing games or streaming HD video. By 10 or 11 when I head to bed, the battery is usually somewhere between 15 and 30 percent.
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I hear you on the charging time. On the other hand, I am able to charge it overnight, grab it at six am, and use it pretty heavily all day, getting at least the advertised 10 hours out of it, even when playing games or streaming HD video. By 10 or 11 when I head to bed, the battery is usually somewhere between 15 and 30 percent.

Yeah, I don't charge it too often. I usually use it for 3 days straight or 2 days if I use internet and then charge as soon as it hits 10%. Those are not full days of course but just 5-6 hours a day of studying while listening to some music. It's amazing how long the battery counter stays at 100% though coming from a 5 hours lasting laptop tongue.gif
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