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    Quote Originally Posted by mark II
    I have used both an iPad and Asus laptop to take notes and while the iPad has its novel features, true note taking is best acomplished with a laptop. I've tried playing with office documents but it just doens't feel right... being able to work with documents off a flash drive is also an issue... I love to use all three devices which tends to get a laugh but work quite well. iPhone running "Recorder Pro", Laptop to type notes, iPad to draw any neccessary diagrams or pull up .pdf of the textbook. If you could only have a laptop or iPad? I'd have to say laptop
    Pencil and paper works best for me.

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    i rarely use my laptop as it is right now, and once i get the ipad i think it will become all but obsolete.

    i wanna get a macbook pro though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alma111
    have something you can upgrade rather than replace, as technology improves, then you will want a laptop.
    How many people upgrade their laptop, most people will replace as technology improves. Same as iPad. Your argument would be more valid for a desktop.

    For me each device has its strengths and weakness, I don't really see it as a vesus thing, they are different devices that you use for different things.

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    iPad for convenience and portability and my Macbook for portability

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    Hey there fellas, i have the best of both worlds, i have a Mac Book Pro and i got the missus an iPad2, quite the best combination, it is the only way i could get the missus interested in the Internet or even using anything to do with IT at all.

    She has has all her family photos to drool over now, going back to, almost, the beginning of the last century.

    She simply loves MAPS street view, been all over the world with it.

    However i may have got her going off in the wrong direction by getting her the iPad app RIGHTMOVE, ok if you wanna move, I DONT !.

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    Many people become frustrated at iPads capability because they fail to realize the following:

    * iPad is not a replacement for laptop - it is bridge between smartphone and laptop/netbook
    * iPad is primarily content cosumption device and not good at content creation
    * On screen keyboard is for minimal typing, you need a proper keyboard for serious typing.
    * Lack of user file management is a problem
    * iPad apps (even paid ones) are no match to their desktop counterparts. Even free Windows/Linux apps are far more capable than best (paid) iPad apps.
    * iPad is for "looking cool" rather than workhorse (that's what the laptops are for)

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    There are still many uses for my laptop. It's a powerful beast, and I video edit, manipulate photos etc. On it. The iPad is just so much nicer to use. But it won't replace my lappy, just compliments it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmy toad View Post
    Hey there fellas, i have the best of both worlds, i have a Mac Book Pro and i got the missus an iPad2, quite the best combination, it is the only way i could get the missus interested in the Internet or even using anything to do with IT at all.

    She has has all her family photos to drool over now, going back to, almost, the beginning of the last century.

    She simply loves MAPS street view, been all over the world with it.

    However i may have got her going off in the wrong direction by getting her the iPad app RIGHTMOVE, ok if you wanna move, I DONT !.

    tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmy toad
    Hey there fellas, i have the best of both worlds, i have a Mac Book Pro and i got the missus an iPad2, quite the best combination, it is the only way i could get the missus interested in the Internet or even using anything to do with IT at all.

    She has has all her family photos to drool over now, going back to, almost, the beginning of the last century.

    She simply loves MAPS street view, been all over the world with it.

    However i may have got her going off in the wrong direction by getting her the iPad app RIGHTMOVE, ok if you wanna move, I DONT !.

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