I think I want a iPad.....But Why? ...Make me want one more.
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I have a laptop and an iPad, I don't use the iPad for computer stuff like editing and creating files. I use the iPad for fun and games, for reading books, for watching movies, and for surfing the internet. Its great for a stopgap in work related items, like quick access and viewing of documents but not the machine I would use for more detailed projects.
Consider its a FUN toy. Things it won't do are the complicated things.. and if you like Flash a lot you'll be upset.
10-25-2010 12:11 PM
I'm pretty sure I will be able to travel now, without lugging my laptop with me on the airplane, which will save unpacking it when going thru the security checkpoint.
Not sure if this is accurate or not, but, I did read somewhere that TSA does not require you to pull the iPad out as they do with laptops.
It depends on the agents on duty. Some will let it go through, some wont.
Originally Posted by glen4cindy
Only you can decide whether the ipad is for you, based on your own needs. If it's to be used as primarily an entertainment device, or a convenient, take-anywhere internet device, I'd say it would meet your needs very well. Bear in mind that it's not meant to replace a normal laptop/desktop, as it is more a consumption device than anything.
I hear alot of stories of people barely using their normal computers now for web browsing as they prefer the experience on their ipad, if you think you'll fall into this category than I'd give the pad a shot. I probably sound like I have one lol, I don't but I have a fair amount of experience using it. My plan ultimately is to get an ipad for my portable computing needs as I only need my portable 'computer' to be a device for entertainment, not work. And I will compliment that with a Mac mini, connected to my 46" Samsung 1080p LCD .
I was in the same boat as you but after borrowing my friends for a day I got one right away.
I think its the experience that you get out of it that counts. I will be using mine mostly for entertainment (streaming music, videos, and web) and for that I think its an amazing device.
I was just laying in my couch for almost 5 hrs watching one of my favorite series and constantly kept saying to myself my laptop can't bring this kind of comfort.
It allows me to view it at almost every angle, it doesn't get hot, its lighter and much more portable...the pleasure and experience I got from freely enjoying my alone time makes the Ipad so worth it. The screen size is just perfect. I have tried the same with my iphone 4 and my fingers started to hurt holding the phone and though the screen is just a nice, the experience just wasn't the same.
The iPad is not something everyone wants or needs. It is a brillantly designed device that fills a need no one realized existed until Steve Jobs put the pieces together. When many see any Apple device, they are amazed at its minimalistic beauty and integrated function. The iPad is such a device. For what the majority of users have a computer for, it does it easier. Yet, Apple had the sense to keep it within reasonable size and price.
Thanks everyone. You have given me what I was looking for. I think the iPad will be what I need and I plan to get one today. Thanks again.
Think of it as an extension to you Mac or PC whether it's a desktop or laptop, don't think of it as an replacement.
its best used as a multimedia viewer, here my ranked list on what t used it for
news paper (wsj, nyt, us today)
movies and videos (if u travel a lot coz the screen is too small for tow ppl)
its next to my bed most of the time.
My iPad goes with me almost everywhere - I don't leave home without it!
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