Whenever we have options or a choice, there are always lots of things to consider. In this case, we have a choice between an iPad from apple or an aPad iRobot. Both tablet PC, both allowing us to surf the web and get online to watch our videos, both allowing our content to come with us wherever we are.
In many ways the aPad iRobot and the Apple iPad are the same. Slightly smaller screen size aside between the 7″ aPad screen and the 9.7″ both of the essentially let us do the exact same things, using a different operating system to accomplish the same tasks. The question always boils down to which one should I buy. And there are arguments for both sides. While I could spend days going over and giving the good and bad for each of the arguments I’ve researched, I won’t. Instead I will compare and list the features that are present in both the aPad iRobot as well as the iPad.
Both of these can do it. The safari browser for iPad and Google’s own web browser built into Android OS. If you’re looking to do some reading of blogs, or checking the news, and responding to and working with your email. Both the aPad iRobot and the iPad will do the trick without any hassles.
This is where the iPad from Apple fails. Once you’re iPad is full of content, you’re done. You’ll have to erase and selective pick what you want on there. The aPad uses regular microSD Cards, so you can just put in a new card and double your memory.
Games And Applications:
The iPad takes the cake in this regard, with hundreds of thousands of games and apps. But the aPad iRobot also has a huge selection of games and applications from the Android Marketplace. Essentially any Android App will work on the aPad, and the selection is nothing to laugh at. But you REALLY have to be into gaming in order to use this as your deal breaker. The biggest games are out for both systems, and as such, unless there is some very specific game you need to play, you’re good with either the aPad iRobot or the iPad
Lets face it. Google is the king of email. So you’re not going to be wanting for anything when it comes to doing your email on the aPad at all. It’s responsive, has a built in email App for Gmail and naturally, you can set it up to use any email account you have. Much the the iPad. Even the aPad offers Gmail as one of the standard accounts in their mail app. The on screen keyboard is very responsive and I prefer the size of the aPad to be honest as it makes typing out my emails a whole lot easier while holding it in landscape mode.
Videos & Music:
The aPad iRobot has one click YouTube access. Click on the YouTube Icon and you’re presented with YouTube and watching all of the videos you can handle. The world favorite time waster is fully functional and works great on the aPad. The Apple iPad also has a YouTube app. Built in and available out of the box. Both the aPad and the iPad can view HD Videos as well. MP3 is supported on both of the units too. With the aPad running Android OS media player, and the iPad running iTunes. Sound quality and volume is the same across the board.
Again, both units allow reading of eBooks. Apple’s iBooks is definitely a fantastic application making the organization and purchasing of your eBooks a breeze. The aPad doesn’t have the same App, but has a built in eBook reader available to download from the Android Marketplace. I prefer the screen on the iPad – as it’s slightly bigger, but I prefer the price of the aPad – because it does the same thing.
The biggest argument FOR the aPad iRobot is the price. While you’ll have to spend at least $500.00 to get your taste of tablet computer with an Apple iPad. You can get a feel for what it means to really use a tablet with the iRobot for less than half the price, with the entry model starting at only $189.00 I suggest spending less not because one of these products is better than the other, but because tablet computers in general are such a new product category that we really have to be sure we’re able to use it, and that its functional for our own use. It’s not like upgrading or getting a new desktop PC. We’re accustomed to that form factor and how we use our desktop PC’s.
My recommendation? Buy the aPad iRobot. If you like what you get out of a tablet PC, and still want to go for an Apple iPad, you can sell the aPad and get the iPad if that product will suit you better. But you’ll have a chance to at least try out tablet computing and see if it works for your own lifestyle.