With the release of the iPad this weekend I got thinking about whether I could actually use one or not. I certainly would love to have one but there’s that whole cost-justification thing to get around. My decision (or rather, my wallet’s decision) was to not get an iPad and to freely cry into my pillow at night.
While dreaming iPad-y dreams I was imagining myself with $499 in my pocket on my way to the Apple store and I started to wonder if that was the right place to drop my coins. Again, I would love to have one of these but if I only have one pocket full of money is this where it should be spent.
Let’s assume the money is only to be used on technology; who would get your 5 bills? Would you rush out and get an iPad or is there some other gear that is higher on your list?
For myself I would probably rather have an HTC HD2 than an Apple iPad (bracing for the backlash!).
I must be insane!!! Right?!
My reasoning is simple; with an iPad I would almost exclusively only use it at home, which means fairly limited use for me. With 3 kids we tend to be busy quite a few nights a week, so the iPad would see action for only an hour or so a night at best. I’m sure it would be bliss during that time and all, but just not the best use of my money.
An HTC HD2 would be a much different story. I could take it everywhere and have all the same functionality, just on a smaller screen. Of course, for a smartphone the screen is massive, so I wouldn’t be too concerned. Watching media on the HD2 would perfectly fine for me and could happen far more often.
So, there you have it. Given the choice I would choose a HTC HD2 over an iPad. Nice to say that out loud.
How about you?