Monday, April 5, 2010

iPad Summarized Details

The much talked about iPad is already in the hands of at least the Americans. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, we would probably have to wait till end of April 2010.
As announced by Apple, the first release will be the iPad WiFi model only. The 3G models will come later.

Major Specifications:
  • Screen display is 9.7" (1024 x 768) LED backlit
  • 0.68kg or 1.5lbs for the WiFi model
  • Battery could last more than 10 hours (higher than Apple reported)
  • 1GHz Apple A4 (reportedly by Samsung)
  • RAM size reported to be 2GB (Samsung)
  • 802.11n WiFi (Broadcom)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR 
  • UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz), GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of flash memory
  • Only standard 30pins Apple dock connector port. No SD card or additional USB ports

The iPad comes with 10W USB Power Adapter. There is only one problem with this, you can't charge your iPad directly from your computer's USB port. Simple reason, the USB port on your computer typically churns out only 100mA. There is an internal current sensing circuitry in the computer's motherboard which prevents excessive current above 100mA. This is to prevent overheating of the components inside the computer.
Unless you have a high powered USB computer, else use the power adapter that comes along with the iPad. It charges much faster than the high powered USB output anyway.

Till I get my hands on the iPad, take a look at the breakdown done by iFixit.
From this....

to this...

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