Yay? That was a pretty video :P
(Presumably) New device on day one when I was supposed to only have a refurb? Fuck yeah!
Nice! Always a nice little bonus when you get a new toy when you were expecting a second hand toy!
You're going to have so much fun with that...
Looking forward to an in-depth review at some stage! Need to know if I should push Texas to really get one, lol.
I'll need to use it more and really get into the ecosystem before I can elaborate fully. To be quite frank, at this precise moment in time, it's not a topic I've wanted to tackle, but I'll do it if only for you and Texas.
I'm thinking that if you both like the NOOK and are thinking about purchasing a NOOK Color, you'll love the iPad.
Ah, don't worry about it then. I know you have more than enough on your plate as it is! Really, it's me being lazy more than anything really. I've already seen an iPad up and close - both my parents have one.
To my mind right now it's a great toy, if a little lacking on "work" functions.
Something that's nice to have, but not yet essential.
The iPad is currently the all-in-one device right now. That, plus a screen that's large enough to display PDFs at a readable size but small enough to be mobile. iPad can currently read any ebook format out there, if not natively, then definitely with apps. Plus, you can get any kind of app to do anything you need done. It's a one size fits all device. So why drag ass over it?
Short answer, I don't need it... yet.
There's no pressing reason to get one other than the fact that I'd like one, and when we're trying to save for a house and we're not (yet) back at school, I can't come up with a compelling reason to take the splash.
Maybe come August (start of the school semester) I can push for it, but right now... the timing isn't quite right, nor are the finances.
Now that argument I can get behind.
2011-01-07 03:16 pm (UTC)
What do you mean?
Ouch! Figures that the refurb wouldn't work.
I'm in a deeper boat though. I bought a brand new ipad for school last semester. After having it for a mont, a drink opens up in my bag and drenches it and my iphone. My life died at that very moment.
(literally - I had all of my textbooks on that thing. There's a direct correlation between the time I started failing a few of my classes and the time that my ipad got wet)
Did you have insurance on your iPhone or iPad? When was the last time prior to the spill that you had synced either your phone or iPad?
No, I hadn't bought it yet. My iphone ~magically~ started working again, but my ipad completely went dead. I was told that I can replace my ipad for 249$, so hopefully that deal will still fly this weekend when I get money finally.
Yeah, that's the standard replacement fee. I would highly recommend that if you have the cash ($100) that you go ahead and get insurance on your iPad. $67 for iPhone.
Yeah, I can afford it this time. I'm getting into my financial aid money for it, but I'm certainly not taking the risk (or carrying a soda in my bag ever again for that matter).
It's well within your right to use student money for such a purchase. The rules clearly state that you can purchase computer equipment. I can't imagine in what perverse world an extended warranty wouldn't be included under that provision.
oh, I know that. It's just that rent is a tiny bit more important than an ipad. I could barely pay it last semester and was behind two months because of it. But I'm retaking two classes that I have an ebook on my ipad for, and I'd rather not have to buy a hardback when I already own the ebook. (at least that's part of my reasoning, anyway)
Just so long as you don't engage in insanity.
Given that this IP comes from the Ukraine and I know no one in the Ukraine, I can't comment.