I got a new toy :o)
That's right, I invested in an iPad!
I know, I know what you're thinking - how can she just drop that kind of cash on a selfish, frivolous purchase when she's expecting a baby in three months?! Well... I didn't completely splurge, I got a refurbished 1st generation iPad for $150 less than the new one is currently selling for ;o)
My four year old off-brand laptop finally bit the dust and so I've been using my work laptop as my everything machine. Unfortunately come September once that aforementioned baby is born and I am no longer working, I will also no longer have access to said work laptop. As a result, we decided it was time to invest in a computer that is (1) practical, and (2) durable enough to stand up to my abuse.
Enter the iPad...
It's small, lightweight, and supposedly idiot proof lol From what I've heard of Macs it is supposed to be a lot more difficult to get viruses on them, which is apparently an issue for me when it comes to computers. Don't ask me how, but I've managed to crash every.single.computer I've ever owned - I swear it's just a ploy by the PC marketing gurus to get me to spend more money on their products.
No less, I've been told that the iPad has all that I will need.
But why the iPad1 vs. the new iPad2?
Well the primary difference between the two is (1) the new version has a camera, and (2) the new one also has a faster processing speed. However, (1) I don't need a camera on my iPad because I have a new DSLR and a loaded desktop computer for photo storing and editing, and (2) I am by no means a "gamer" and so I wont be needing a faster processor on my iPad. Thus the older (and less expensive) version simply made more sense.
So far I am really enjoying it and feeling like it was a good purchase.