How to Shop for An iPad – A Simple Guide

When it comes to modern technology you don’t find anything that’s more popular than Apple’s tablet creation the iPad.  If you have decided to buy an iPad, but are not sure really what might be involved in the process than you have come to the right place.  By the end of this page you will have all the information you need on how to buy an iPad.

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Where To Buy Your iPad – Apple or Elsewhere?

With any new hi-tech gadget the temptation can be to look anywhere but an official outlet for the product.  We all want to feel like we are getting a bargain, but is it really worth it?  Well, I would argue no and I will tell you why.

If you buy from Apple and say the worst happens, i.e. your iPad breaks within a couple of hours opening the box, you will be able to go to Apple and sort this issue out.  It may be a completely different ball game with someone selling on eBay.  So, you may save some money, but in the long run it could cost you so much more.  Stick with Apple.

[Read also: 5 iPad Accessories You Should Own]

Wi-Fi or 3G

Whether you buy the 3G model or the Wi-Fi model largely depends upon where you intend to use your iPad.  If you are going to be using it mostly at home, then stick with the Wi-Fi version.  If however, you will be using it in transit or in places away from home as well as at home, then you would be better considering the 3G version.

[Read also: The New iPad – What We Hoped For and What We Didn’t Get]

Storage – How Much Do You Need?

When you come to choosing an iPad, much like the iPod and iPhone before it, there is a variety of memory sizes.  If you are going to use it as a complete laptop/PC replacement you should go for either the 32GB or 64GB model to ensure you have enough memory for all your music, movies, pictures and other important things.  But if you intend to use it just to surf the net and do email, then definitely stick with the smaller 16 GB model.

Go For It!

Admittedly shopping for technology and gadgets can be a minefield as you want to make sure you get the very best deal for your money, with this guide you should have all the information you need and more to buy the right iPad for you.

Where did you buy your iPad? Let us know in the comments.


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