Welcome to iPadForums.net Guest - Click Here to Register

Tablets/laptops as portables

This is a discussion on Tablets/laptops as portables within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Just wondering how many people carry them around other than students and businessmen and how often they do?...

iPadForums.net is the original Apple iPad Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    iPad Fan!
    Member #
    38669
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    5

    Tablets/laptops as portables

    Just wondering how many people carry them around other than students and businessmen and how often they do?

  2. Ads


  3. #2
    Super Moderator
    Member #
    29345
    Liked
    55 times
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    Posts
    1,996
    i'm a professional illustrator and have my old laptop (for presentation purposes) at the go all the time. in more recent times i've been using my ipod Touch (smaller of course, but has a massive client 'wow' factor), and soon, i'll be doing everything on my new ipad.

  4. #3
    iPad Junkie
    Member #
    3891
    Liked
    27 times
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    724
    I carry my Ipad all the time. It fits easily in a medium size handbag or in my Tenba mini messenger with my camera and lenses. I use it everywhere for more things than I would ever imagined. I also have a Touch but its ueually used for music in my car now.

  5. #4
    iPad Fan!
    Member #
    38669
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    5
    Thanx for sharing. I only use pocketable portables but have been thinking of getting a tablet for the house. Been checking out their capabities. Like I have read on here that you can't delete music or video without itunes, anything else it is dependent on the pc and for? Do you still have to use Itunes or can I drag and drop files in?
    Also trying to find out if its video capabitlies are any different than ipod. I want to be able to put my psp avc mp4 videos on it, which ipod can not play.
    Last edited by p4s2p0; 03-15-2011 at 09:48 AM.

  6. #5
    Super Moderator
    Member #
    29345
    Liked
    55 times
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    Posts
    1,996
    Quote Originally Posted by p4s2p0 View Post
    Like I have read on here that you can't delete music or video without itunes,.
    i know you can delete videos on the Touch, you just swipe to the right and it gives you the option to individually delete off your device.


    Quote Originally Posted by p4s2p0 View Post
    Also trying to find out if its video capabitlies are any different than ipod. I want to be able to put my psp avc mp4 videos on it, which ipod can not play.
    if it doesn't play on your device then just convert the video on your pc first. there's loads of free 1 click video converters out there

  7. #6
    iPad Fan!
    Member #
    38669
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by sjleworthy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by p4s2p0 View Post
    Like I have read on here that you can't delete music or video without itunes,.
    i know you can delete videos on the Touch, you just swipe to the right and it gives you the option to individually delete off your device.


    Quote Originally Posted by p4s2p0 View Post
    Also trying to find out if its video capabitlies are any different than ipod. I want to be able to put my psp avc mp4 videos on it, which ipod can not play.
    if it doesn't play on your device then just convert the video on your pc first. there's loads of free 1 click video converters out there

    But I have hundreds of hours already encoded I don't really want to do it again when I can just find a compatible device.
    My average movie is 250mb total 86gigs of mp4
    Last edited by p4s2p0; 03-15-2011 at 10:01 AM.

  8. #7
    iPad Junkie
    Member #
    5740
    Liked
    6 times
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Long Beach, MS
    Posts
    770
    Quote Originally Posted by sjleworthy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by p4s2p0 View Post
    Like I have read on here that you can't delete music or video without itunes,.
    i know you can delete videos on the Touch, you just swipe to the right and it gives you the option to individually delete off your device.
    I can delete my videos on my iPad without iTunes. Just press on the movie icon for a couple of seconds until an "X" comes up in the upper left-hand corner of the movie icon and then press it. It gets deleted.

    Music on the other hand, I can't delete.

  9. #8
    Super Moderator
    Member #
    29345
    Liked
    55 times
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    Posts
    1,996
    Quote Originally Posted by p4s2p0 View Post


    But I have hundreds of hours already encoded I don't really want to do it again when I can just find a compatible device.
    My average movie is 250mb total 86gigs of mp4
    fair doos, we all have different wants and needs. for your needs an ipad isn't going to do it for you.

  10. #9
    iPad Fan!
    Member #
    38669
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by sjleworthy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by p4s2p0 View Post


    But I have hundreds of hours already encoded I don't really want to do it again when I can just find a compatible device.
    My average movie is 250mb total 86gigs of mp4
    fair doos, we all have different wants and needs. for your needs an ipad isn't going to do it for you.
    Crazy thing is ipod and ipad say they are h.264 compatible
    my mp4 videos show up in itunes fine but my cousins ipod was still unable to play them
    Last edited by p4s2p0; 03-15-2011 at 10:22 AM.

  11. #10
    Super Moderator
    Member #
    29345
    Liked
    55 times
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    Posts
    1,996
    are you sure they were encoded with h.264 are not anything else? mp4 is just a carrier. you can encode an mp4 with a few things, meaning your pc might have the correct viewable codecs that the more specific devices dont, because it isn't correctly written.


Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. New Tablets
    By accordlayingkit in forum iPad General Discussions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-14-2011, 07:09 PM
  2. World of Tablets
    By Dbolen888 in forum iPad General Discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-16-2010, 01:13 PM
  3. Goodbye Laptops!
    By ayerbusiness in forum iPad General Discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-09-2010, 07:07 AM
  4. Why don't we have all these apps for laptops and desktops?
    By Finnedog in forum iPad General Discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-01-2010, 08:49 PM
  5. Apple tablets....
    By Skywaffle in forum iPad General Discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-27-2010, 03:28 PM