Often, technology companies try to sell you on the newest thing. While it is fun to be on the cutting edge, it can also mean ending up with a product that has problems that haven’t become apparent yet or not getting as much value for your money. If you’re looking for something simple that is worth the price, you are better off taking a look at devices that have newer versions but are high enough quality to have aged well. The iPad 1st Generation 64 GB model with 3G and Wi-Fi capability is the perfect example.
Apple has put out a variety of iPads since it first introduced the product, but the fact is that the original still works wonderfully. It’s a little low on storage if you plan to try to use the device as an all-in-one to carry your music around too, but 64 GB is plenty for a smaller amount of music, videos, and images alongside functional apps. If you tend to get distracted by app games, the limited space can actually be something of a blessing, as it can keep you from installing such games and help you stay on task. That means that the iPad 1st Gen 64 GB version can be a great tablet for work or school.
Being older doesn’t mean that this model doesn’t still have plenty of options, either. With 3G capability in addition to the standard Wi-Fi connectivity, you can access cloud storage or important networking sites from anywhere. And you still get all the advantages of the 900,000 apps that Apple offers in its store.
|Model #||Wi-Fi + 3G|
|Manufacturer Part Number||MC497LL/A|
|Universal Product Code||885909405923, 885909440948, 885909456055|
|Family Line||iPad 1st Generation|
|Screen Size||9.7in (24.64 cm)|
|Network Capability||Wi-Fi + 3G|
|File Compatibility||AAC, AAC-LC, AIFF, AVI, Apple Lossless, Audible Format 2, Audible Format 3, Audible Format 4, DOC, DOCX, GIF, H.264, HE-AAC, HTM, HTML, JPG, Key, M4V, MOV, MP3, MP3 VBR, MP4, MPEG-4, Numbers, PDF, PPT, PPTX, Pages, Protected AAC, RTF, TIFF, TXT, VCF, WAV, XLS, XLSX|
|CPU Architecture||Apple A4|
|CPU Clock Speed||1 GHz|
|Height||9.56in (24.28 cm)|
|Width||7.47in (18.97 cm)|
|Depth||0.5in (1.34 cm)|
|Weighs In||1.6lb (0.73 kg)|
|Networking and Ports
|Networking Type||Bluetooth, Integrated Wireless LAN|
|Expandability||Docking Station/Port Replicator|
|Wireless Protocol||Bluetooth, Built-in Wireless, WLAN 802.11a, WLAN 802.11b, WLAN 802.11g, WLAN 802.11n|
|Screen Resolution||1024 x 768|
|Type of Battery||Lithium polymer|
|Battery Lifespan||Up to 10 hours|
|User Interface||Keyboard, Touch-Screen|