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#1 Coug-it

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 01:29 AM

Just picked up a 32 GB White model iPad3 (WiFi) about 20 minutes ago at a local Walmart...
heck with waiting around all day for the UPS/Fedex guy to show up and deliver it!

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 04:56 AM

Nicely done, sir. Saving the pennies here so no in-line adventures for me this day (as with the previous two models). But soon enough, my pretty.
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:18 AM

Waiting on FedEx here.   :bleedingeyes:
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 03:35 PM

I've got enough gadgets in my life, including a HP Touchpad.

Trying to convince my parents that they should really take a step up from the year 2000 PMG4 that I've upgraded for them as far as I could. It's really woefully slow these days. iPad and a new iMac should see them right, though. Months of telling them over and over should get them to take the jump too. :D
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 03:55 PM

Mine arrived, and I finally got it set up. I gutted my 1st gen. iPad and it's now a family device around the living area and kitchen. I'm excited about finally getting to use the iPad in my classroom, as you couldn't really project with the 1st gen. And, there is now a Moodle app!  :)
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:38 PM

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 07:43 PM

You lads happy with the it?? Worth the $$ you reckon?
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:56 PM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 18 March 2012 - 07:43 PM, said:

You lads happy with the it?? Worth the $$ you reckon?

I bought the 1st gen. for $629 (16 GB, wifi + 3G) and this one for $499 minus data-ready. So, upgraded for more or less the same money. I woulnd't use a MacBook for anything different than I use the iPad for. I'm happy.
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:09 PM

View Postdojoboy, on 16 March 2012 - 03:55 PM, said:

...And, there is now a Moodle app!  :)
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:07 PM

Well I purchased the 32 GB 4G one. The screen is absolutely gorgeous. Like best screen I've ever looked at gorgeous
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:45 AM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 26 March 2012 - 07:07 PM, said:

Well I purchased the 32 GB 4G one. The screen is absolutely gorgeous. Like best screen I've ever looked at gorgeous

If you want to drop by the office and we'll grab a Frat Burger and you can leave your new toy for testing for a week or so, let me know!
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:52 AM

View Postteflon, on 16 March 2012 - 03:35 PM, said:

iPad and a new iMac should see them right, though. Months of telling them over and over should get them to take the jump too. :D

I've had good luck with "show, don't tell". I borrowed a spare Tivo from a friend for a couple weeks, and my wife made a point of saying "have fun, but don't get too attached, we're not buying one." 24 hours later she was asking me how much they were- time shifting kids shows was too useful to ignore, and she could see immediately how to use it.

Similarly, I got an iPad 1 for fun and to develop games for, and now 80% of the time my wife is the one using it. All I had to do was hand it to her a couple of times- "here's a funny video"--  and have it set up for our email.

Next time you want to show them a bunch of photos, put an iPad on their lap and swipe to the second photo.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:17 PM

View PostDaveyJJ, on 27 March 2012 - 04:45 AM, said:

If you want to drop by the office and we'll grab a Frat Burger and you can leave your new toy for testing for a week or so, let me know!

Haha perchance I will. We'll see
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:45 PM

I am thinking of picking one up myself soon. But I need to know if the display out to HDMI is durable.

I use my MBP thunderbolt port and no lie, I have gone through about 7 wires for that port, they all either burn out or maybe the port on my MBP is fried ( I use it daily on multiple screens for about 8 hours a day).


If the iPads can hold up to that kind of stress I will get me one and stop giving these peripheral companies my money ><