Over a decade ago, people first felt the pleasure of mobile computing when laptops became cheap enough for most people to afford. After people got used to being able to do their computing needs on the go, they demanded smaller devices to perform these tasks with. While the laptop was convenient, it could still be bulky at times. So we saw the rise of the smart phone. These phones were able to do the things that you would do on a normal computer all while still being able to fit in your pocket. Not everything of course but a lot of your normal computing needs. While the smart phone was great, some people thought that they needed a device that fit in between the two. So we saw the rise of netbooks being sold across the country. Apple saw that there was an opportunity in this space and so they released the IPad. The IPad was their answer to the netbook space and now they are one of the most popular devices on the market.
How the two compare
The netbook was a great ideal for people who want a light device that they can carry around with them but is bigger than a cell phone screen. And the devices, even though short in power, can get most of the work done that people would ever do on a computer. There are very few people who work in professions that the applications needed would tax a normal netbook. But the IPad showed us what the future could be. Not only is the IPad just as light or even lighter than your average netbook, it also runs a stronger processor. The A4 processor is optimized to run devices of its size and it does its job the very well. Also with the IPad, you get access to a large library of music, iPad applications, and books with the use of iTunes. Itunes runs inside of it one of the largest music stores in the world and at the same time one of the largest app repositories. And now in the past couple of months since the release of the IPad, a book store has been added to really sweeten the deal. While the netbook can use a wide assortment of applications as well thanks to its compatibility with the other operating systems it is based on, a lot of those programs cannot be used on a netbook since they require more resources than a netbook has.
Made for media
The fact of the matter is that the IPad is made to be the perfect media device. A netbook was made to be a general computer. Most people who use the computer do so for two reasons, work and pleasure. As we said earlier, the IPad is able to do anything that a netbook can as far as most work is concerned. But when it comes to media on the device and using Facebook and other popular web sites, the netbook does not come close. The IPad was made to be the perfect experience when you used applications such as this. From using the touch screen to the easy to use UI the IPad is a media lover’s dream.