August 27, 2010 9:05 AM Subscribe
Someone I know is getting separated. Should they get an iPad?
posted by schmichael to computers & internet (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A close friend of mine is going through a divorce, and is right now finding a place to live. She asked me if I could help her looking for a cheap computer to buy, and after a bit of thinking I thought maybe she should get an iPad.
She wants a computer for email, youtube, facebook, creating word documents, and editing and uploading photos. Basically, she likes computers, but doesn't do anything serious/intensive. Also, she has only used Windows in her life. She isn't technologically illiterate, but she's older, and slower with computers, than me.
I'm wondering whether an iPad would work for her as her sole computer. For example, how would she get photos from her camera on to the iPad, edit them, and up to the net? Would she be enjoy using multitouch web browsing and apps likes Pages?
Also, will it be easy for her to set up the iPad with a wireless internet router?
Finally, is the iPad a relatively cheap computer, or am I missing something?
If you have any experience with iPads I'd love to hear about it. I'm going to go with her to a local Apple retailer when she gets in to town and we'll take a look.