Cloud Computing: Apple TV: Hands-on Tests Show It`s a Good Buy

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2010-10-22 Print this article Print
Apple TV: Hands-on Tests Show It's a Good Buy

Apple TV: Hands-on Tests Show It's a Good Buy

by Don Reisinger
The Apple TV is now available. The question of whether consumers should buy the device now or wait and see what the competition will soon offer has been widely debated since Apple finally announced the product on Sept. 1.The answer is to buy it now. In testing, the Apple TV performs quite well. The streaming experience is outstanding; the hard drive isn't even missed; and most consumers should be able to work their way around the software without much trouble. But the device does have its flaws. For one, there isn't enough content available to consumers. It's only capable of streaming 720p video, rather than 1080p content. But at $99, the Apple TV is a fine choice for consumers on a budget. Plus, it has real potential that can't be overlooked. Simply put, the Apple TV, while still a hobby, is a worthwhile purchase. Read on to find out why.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at

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