The iPad was first hailed as a revolution in the tablet PC industry but many believed it would remain as a luxury product and not have the necessary features for practical, every-day use. However, the iPad has evolved to do just that. The iDevice has successfully merged the functions of the laptop and a smart phone, making life more convenient for amateurs and professionals alike.

As such, four features stand out in the iPad, on its path to being an everyday “essential” like a smart phone or laptop.

  • 3G: This is essential for connectivity. The feature gives users access to a wide range of office, entertainment and other features.
  • Weight: The weight is a yet another important features. At 1.5 pounds, the iPad is a very portable device and something that is a viable alternative to a laptop or a briefcase full of documents.
  • Connectivity: The iPad is switched on and connected at all times which makes it as convenient as a smart phone. The iPad can also be used for various other things including watching movies, reading books and magazines, shopping, chatting, etc.
  • Battery Life: The iPad can function for over 11 hours on a single charge, which is much better than most laptops. This feature makes it all the more convenient as well.

With future upgrades, which might include a camera and other tweaks, the iPad is certainly here to stay. At this rate, there is no doubt that the iPad will continue to make its way into our regular lives as another standard electronic device.