simple question what did you buy your ipad for
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-College.....easier to bring than a laptop, and actually survives through 6 hours of classes. It doesn't do absolutely everything I need it to, but it has absolutely been a valuable asset.
-Flying.....I fly between Japan and the US quite often, it's a long flight, so it's nice to have a device I can watch movies on for the entire flight and not have to worry about the battery running dead.
-Money..... I use e*Trade for stock trading, and the app they have for the iPad is awesome. It can't do everything I need, but it can do 95% of it.
12-03-2010 02:13 AM
Initially as a convenient surfing device, tool for running home poker games and the occasional game. It has quickly become my go to device for 90% of what I do in the house and I'm finding more and more uses for it.
I only use my laptop now for photo editing, media conversion, large downloads and the rare instance where I need Flash.
I use my for what I got it for: sitting on the couch, reading e-mails, browsing the web, etc. The cool part is that because it is so portable, I use it a lot more than just on the couch! It's a great leisure machine/reward for when I've done all my homework, for example, or just want to take a break.
I'm also starting to use it more and more at college. I'm using it for my e-book in one class and occasionally use it to take notes. I just need to practice more with my note-taking app, and then I'll use it even more.
I'm really liking this whole iPad thing!
I love my iPad! Makes my life much easier out in the field. I still get that high every time I go get it to use.
I especially love to take it out of the case ( but I don't move! ) and use it. I still can't believe I have one.
Who'd a thunk.
I had a galaxy tab, but was too small for my taste, provided I have an EVO 4.3 inches so it wasnt much of a difference. I also wanted a different os experience from android. So far im loving the iPad, hating iTunes.
I took a 16-day trip to Scotland and Amsterdam back in August/September. My company was nice enough to enable international phone/data on my Blackberry during that trip. I had intended on using it to make blog updates during the trip, and I did, however it took forever to type it out and update and finally send when I was done each day. I used my BB's camera for quick shots of where I was and what the blog was going to contain for that day. It worked, but it took forever. I also tried keeping up on my personal email using Opera and lets just say, not a great experience. Working on the BB was tedious to say the least. I used Wordpress for BB to upload and update the blog.
I could have taken my laptop and just used Tether and done it that way, however, that would have added yet another bag and about 15 pounds to my collection of crap I took over. Most important to take was my camera rig (1D Mark II and 4 lenses). I had enough camera memory I didnt need to take my extra drive or laptop.
When I got home, a friend of mine started showing his iPad off and how he would have done the editing and posting of the blog. He let me borrow his for a few days and that was it - I was hooked.
I bought it to be a mobile replacement for my laptop for trips. 3G was a major selling point as was the ability to use the web and update blogs. Since then, it has replaced my laptop for all but image and video processing, dvd ripping and gaming. My next trip will be much easier to blog than the last one.
A Journey Through Alba for the Scotland/Amsterdam trip.
Why I bought my iPad
Truthfully, my eyes are too weak and my fingers too stubby to use a large format mobile phone for a mobile work orientated comma device. I own a htc hd2 which has a pretty big screen. You can't take a laptop into a meeting, but you can take, and use something that looks like a paper notepad. I bought a stylus so I can take handwritten notes. I use WritePad from Phatware which converts the notes into typeface text.
Using mine as a portable media device is going to pay off starting tomorrow when I am flying to South Africa. I wish it could keep me from having to take my laptop but there is just no way. I guess I will see how good the battery life really is on this flight.
i find that people are never happy with a device intill it some loaded up with crap that it is no longer the simple device to use in one life... apple did the right thing with the ipad by keeping a simple and basic fuctional set up for a person to use ..
i bought my ipad to use for screen size is better than a phone and the protablity of the unit to be able to carry it with me to keep track of diff programs i have going on in my life along with the fact i need to cut down on want i carryed with me on road trips ..
plus given the fact that it has saved me a few dollars allready when i have been shopping and beening abe to cross reference a book arthur to keep me from buying another copy of the same book but ith a diff cover on it .
plus i like the fact that i can pick up the ipad and it access items pre-loaded into it slingbag and iam ready to face the day and out the door for work and not have to carry so much with me everyday ..
at home i use the desktop more for my basic computer work than the ipad for iam working on some type of project so need the large keyboard for the large amounts of data entry into the program ..so it just easly to use the desktop for that work and surfing the web for a 27.inch screen is a lot easlyer to see than a 9.7.inchs screen unit without my reading glass on ..
I bought it to read Kindle books. I have a Kindle, but I love the backlit screen of the iPad in order to not disturb others when I read at night. However, I'm having so much fun playing with it, I haven't read a book in 3 months! I used to read several each week.
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