Today’s strip isn’t entirely true: The iPad is hella sexy, but it does have some practicality to go along with it. I normally don’t power up my laptop in the morning or late at night before going to bed, but I’ll turn on my iPad to check my email, Twitter, or the JEFbot site, at all hours, since it powers up almost instantly, like an iPhone, and I don’t have to worry about wear and tear on a hard drive. I’ll also watch a video via Netflix or iTunes when i have 20-30 minutes to spare, something I’ve rarely done with my home computer.
As mentioned in the strip, my biggest concern was the touchscreen keyboard, and that really hasn’t been much of a problem. Most of the iPad’s apps make good use of the touchscreen, and when I need to type, the onscreen keyboard is simple to use. I’m a fast typist, so when I need to type in a lot of text, my bluetooth keyboard syncs to the iPad easily and works just fine. While I’d like to type on the touchscreen keyboard as fast as I do with a real keyboard, I doubt that’ll happen anytime soon.
Who knows? I may still want a netbook down the line for completely different purposes than I use the iPad for, but for now, the sexiness of my new gadget feels pretty good.