I was going to wait, but I use my iPad for presentations. Keynote worked well on the original iPad, but heavy graphics often challenges performance, forcing me to flip back to the lagging image rendering after flipping past it when patience ran out the first time. Not a good thing for fluid presentations.
So I broke down yesterday and bought an iPad 2 after applying a few American Express points to bring down the price to something that may be more aligned with the iPad 2 price after Apple announces whatever its going to announce whenever its going to announce it.
So if you are a heavy Keynote user upgrading is a good thing. The general snappiness of the iPad 2 is good too, but I’m sure that perception will die down after I see the iPad 3. But today, after two graphics intensive presentation, the iPad 2 proved two things. Business can be done on a tablet, and I won’t have to carry a laptop to most events in the future.
Daniel W. Rasmus
Daniel W. Rasmus, Founder and Principal Analyst of Serious Insights, is an internationally recognized speaker on the future of work and education. He is the author of several books, including Listening to the Future and Management by Design.