One area where the iPad shines is trial presentation. Suddenly, even a svelte laptop begins to seem positively brick-like compared to the paper-thin iPad in the courtroom. And with its touch-screen interface, trial exhibits – particularly medical exhibits, such as Visible Body, make it all the more elegant.
The ability to rotate medical images in 3D and zoom in and out with the effortless flick of your fingers provides more clarity than a static, 2D foam-core board ever could. And at $30, it may be the best, and the last, medical exhibit you ever buy.
Speaking of buying things, if you are in the market for an iPad, hold your horses for the next few weeks. iPad 3 is probably right around the corner.
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