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Slice open the box and see how this baby upholds Apple's core values.
on 15 December 2014
User needs: I bought this to take away with me on work abroad so I wanted something very portable, powerful, and which would support things like Skype, word, and allow me to surf the net. This does all of that. And more.
Set up: very easy to set up. Almost a plug-and-play thing going on here. There are next to no written instructions but the onscreen set up guides you pretty well. But I think it helps if you are already IT literature otherwise expect some teething troubles.
Looks: very pretty and neat. It's lovely to handle. Be sure to buy a cover for it however if you want to keep the looks.
Screen: the brightness can be easily adjusted and there isn't too much glare. A screen protector does need to be purchased separately and is advised. You can use your fingers to type onto a virtual keyboard which pops up on screen but a e-pen is also a good idea if you have large fingers.
Internet connectivity: quick and fast. Have used this in a few hotels now without any problems.
Software: comes preloaded with the basics. But things like Word can easily be downloaded from the apple store. I wasn't thrilled by Apple's version of this, but then Microsoft aren't going to make something perfect for Apple are they?
I haven't used this for playing games so I'm not sure how that shapes up, but overall four or so months in I am so glad I bought this. Life really would have been more difficult without it! Worth every penny.