The dedicated computer is no more. All computers are integrated into multifunction machines. Even the basic desktop is capable of being a TV, phone, browser, music player, and more. Autos, refrigerators, and almost everything else we have in our lives, contain computers. A smart phone is simply a computer with limited use due to size. When you compare an iPad with a computer from 5-10 years ago, it is a very capable unit. It is a lot more capable than my Mac LC, or 6360, or even my first iMac.
The following finally said what I have been thinking about what an iPad is for:
was copied from padpundit
Yesterday, some folks on Twitter were doing their best to prove that they don’t understand where the iPad fits into the universe.
They were complaining that the iPad won’t be beefy enough to run a full-fledged photo editing program like Aperture. (If Apple created Aperture Lite for the iPad then it might work.) But that line of thinking misses the point. You have to pick the right tool for the job.
Heavy-duty RAW photo processing and photo editing should be done on a laptop or a desktop with lots of horsepower – not the iPad.
Yes the iPad is convenient and it would be cool and all that but I also wish that I had a point and shoot with all the power and features of my Nikon D3s.
Back to my point – you need the right tool for the job. I’d no more shoot a wedding with a point and shoot over a DSLR than I would process photos with an iPad over my maxed out, 17-inch, MacBook Pro.
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