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Holiday Gift Guide: Apple iPad

Written on December 24, 2010 by Charles Bass

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"Do we have what it takes to create a new category? We think we've got the goods."---Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, iPad Launch

Christmas is almost here. If you’re still hunting for a special gift for that special person in your life. Then this post is a must-read for you. Here’s Gadg’s guide in getting the right Holiday Gift that your special someone will like. Today’s topic: the .

Without a doubt, ’s a.k.a. the iPad reigns as the hottest device this holiday season. It arrived amidst a mass of rumors it was perceived positively by many people.

Remember when Steve Jobs said: “Do we have what it takes to create a new category,” he asks rhetorically. “We think we’ve got the goods.” He came up with the statement upon the release of the iPad.

What are the features of the iPad?

The tablet is available with a Wi-Fi only feature and 3G varieties. Weighs about 1.5 lbs, has a 9.6 inch backlit IPS multi-touch display and manages to last at least 10 hours per charge. With storage capacities of 16, 32 and 64GB available, you can spend as little as $499 on an iPad (for the 16GB Wi-Fi only model) or as much as $829 (for a 64GB Wi-Fi and 3G model).

Why iPad?

There are so many things to love about the iPad. It looks just like an oversized iPod Touch. Its nice to have an iPad around you. You won’t be needing a cool phone when you have this tablet. It substitutes most of the function of a smartphone. Here are some of the awesome reasons why you will love iPad.

* It’s an awesome video player for streaming services (Netflix, Hulu Plus, ABC (abc).com, YouTube (YouTube), Vimeo (Vimeo), and an increasing number of HTML5 video sites), as well as downloaded or purchased content.
* It can be an e-reader. The iPad gives you the feeling of flipping a real book. Aside from iBooks it also supports third party apps from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.
* Playing your favorite games (Angry Birds) can never be this cool. With a huge screen and a higher resolution surely you wouldn’t ask for anything else.
* You can work on your iPad. Create presentations, let people watch, review books, watch movies and even read newspaper.
* You can create your own playlists.
* Surfing the web made easier and better. Imagine using the Internet on your iPhone without experiencing long loading time.

Should you get an iPad?

Gadg highly recommends you to grab one as a gift for yourself or for your loved ones.  Enjoy the best features that only the iPad can give.

iPad is the only tablet who came out strong in the market, No other tablet has attained the sales rate of the iPad.  Apple came a little off on the smartphone category but with the creation of iPad, the company ended the year right.


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