Apple iPad Wi-Fi (Original/1st Gen)

A Gold Standard in Tablet Computing

Apple’s iPad has become a gold standard in tablet computing.

Gracing the market in multiple configurations — from the iPad Mini 1, 2, and 3 to the iPads 1, 2, 3, and 4 as well as the latest iPad Air 1 and 2 — it has played stiff competitor to Android and Windows tablets alike.

As tablet computers have grown in popularity Apple has managed to attract many to its sleek, elegantly designed iPad. With smooth, graceful lines incorporated into a minimalistic case design, the iPad looks and feels like just what it is — an incredibly advanced tool and significant step forward in tablet computing.

DSC07565Running Apple’s intuitive iOS and boasting state-of-the-art hardware, these tablets exude versatility — and certainly not at the cost of performance. 

The iPad features USB and headphone ports, great speakers, a camera, and both Bluetooth and Wifi connectivity.

Bottom line, the iPad — in all its iterations — is a versatile performance tablet that oozes style while remaining as ergonomic as any of its competitors.


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Full Technical Specs of this Model

The original iPad is equipped with a 9.7-inch (1024×768, 132 ppi) multitouch glossy LED-backlit IPS display and runs a version of the same operating system that powers the iPhone and iPod touch models. Therefore, it is compatible with many apps for the iPhone/iPod touch, but not Mac OS X. It syncs with a Mac or PC like an iPhone or iPod touch, but can be used like a computer with a Bluetooth keyboard or keyboard dock.

It is powered by a 1 GHz Apple A4 system on a chip, has 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB of flash memory, 802.11a/b/g/n, an accelerometer, digital compass, ambient light sensor, mono speakers and a built-in microphone. It is 0.5 inch thick, weighs only 1.5 pound, and is fashioned out of glass and aluminum.

1.0 GHz Apple A4
256 MB 16, 32, 64 GB
USB Dock, Headphone
Tablet/Slate iPad
9.7″ Color 1024×768 (132 ppi)
802.11a/b/g/n 2.1+EDR
Wi-Fi Only/2G/3G + Wi-Fi None
Lithium Polymer (25Whr) N/A
10 Hours One Month
MB292LL/A iPad (Original)
A1219 (EMC 2311) iPad1,1
iPhone OS 3.2 (7B367) iOS 5.1.1
Original Price (US): $499-699 (depends on configuration)

 

Rating overview

  • Design
  • Versatility
  • Quality
Total score
Excellent 5

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