1518 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 9, 2011 4:22 PM by Frank Maury
Unless you're trying to save money, I don't see any downside to going with the iPad 2. It's going to be faster, at least in some functions, it's thinner and lighter, and can mirror the screen to an external monitor or projector, unlike the iPad 1 which projects only apps specifically written with that function included (which is the main limitation). Whether or not the cameras in the iPad 2 would be of any use to know I can't say, but it won't hurt to have them available.
If you do need to save money, though, the iPad 1 is very capable. I've been using mine since they were first available and have had no cause to regret the purchase.
Regards.iMac Core i7 8GB ATI Radeon 4850, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Also: iMac 2.8 Core 2 Duo 24", IPad 16GB WiFi, Dell w/ Windows 7, Win XP via VM
Good point.. I forgot about the camera options.
But I do have a DSLR and dedicated video camera for those purposes.
I forgot to mention I can pick up the original with Air Miles...
Another option I may take is pick up the original and sell it "boxed" putting the proceeds towards iPad2.iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
Since you're a teacher, I'd go with iPad 2. The ability to mirror what you're doing on the iPad onto a screen or projector could be a huge benefit to your classroom experience. There are lots of great educational tools available!iPhone 4; iPad 32gb WiFi, iOS 4
Are you buying the iPad with the discount through the Education Apple Store?
Get the new one.
Dah•veedEarly '09 Mac mini - 8GB RAM, Early '06 17" iMac CD - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Happily using Macs since 1984!