[NTLK] Re. Opinions sought regarding MP2x00s/first-gen iPads and clumsy people

Joel M. Sciamma joel at inventors-emporium.co.uk
Mon Mar 19 11:03:14 EDT 2012

James wrote:

> I would be interested in hearing from people who own (or have owned) both a 
> first-generation iPad and an MP2x00.  Without going too far into the sordid 
> details, I have been tasked (read: directed at gunpoint) to try and select a 
> suitable PDA* for someone.

I currently have both but I'm not sure that making a comparison between them as devices is really the point. If your friend needs connectivity of any kind, then it has to be the iPad.

I would say that both devices need some familiarisation and either you get sucked in by that exploration or you don't. Perhaps the Newt has a slightly higher initial ramp but if the magic gets you, then you're off.

A Newt is going to have to be tended rather more and a clumsy owner may not be the person to provide it.

Both also have their problems but it's going to come down to the purpose to which they will be put. I would say the iPad has to be the better bet. Support is available, the App Store can immediately provide what is needed, it has the connectivity, the accessories and can live in the modern world as a full participant.



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