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Can I take my Ipad camping and use it as a laptop?

Discussion in 'iPad FAQ' started by afzimm, Apr 3, 2011.

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    Newbie here. I have 2 desktop pcs and a pc laptop. I also have a Ipod I think it's a 16g. Can I receive wireless signals on the new Ipad 2 and access the internet for business while out of the office (like camping?) Also what size Ipad 2 should I buy? I have an android HTC so I dont think I will need the 3G Ipad. Plan to buy this week, are there any good discount Ipad sites or deals out there? Thanks in advance! afzimm
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    There are no discounts available, probably never will be, before iPad 3 gets released.

    To get inet on your iPad, you will have to root your droid and tether the 3G connection to the iPad. Or buy a Mifi, which essentially does the same.
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    Yes, more or less, for the first question. I always think of the iPad as a laptop lite. Great for holding videos, music, and of course apps for entertainment. If you have wifi it's also a great email/Internet surfer.

    Since the iPad 2 came out you can get a decent deal on the original iPad at retail stores (100$ off). The sizes are the same as the iPod touch, so depending on how heavy of a user you are, the original iPad may be enough. Even though the iPad 2 is faster, the original is still quick and has a great display.
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    Just buy an iPad, new or used, with 3G and you should be able to connect from almost anywhere.
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    does the 16gb 32 gb and 64 gb refer to data storage size? I will probably use 10 or 12 apps and use it for e-mail primarily oh and surfing the internet for parts and tools for my machine shop at alzwelding.com
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    No need to root or mifi. Use the phone as a hot spot.

    Support Our Troops!!
    This post was Tapatalk approved. Sent from my Incpad
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    Yeah, good luck with THAT! :D
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    I mainly use mine for movies and music and occasionally email. I recommend the Ipad2, since I found the original Ipad to be insufficient.
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    Yes, the 16, 32 or 64 GB refers to the size of the flash storage on the iPad - a bit like the hard disc on a regular PC. A little of that space is used by the iPad's operating system, iOS, but the rest is available for storing apps, movies, photos and music for example.

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    Apple had been selling refurb original ipad units in the online store at a minor discount

    Isn't camping where you leave technology behind and get back to nature
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    no, it's sleeping in front of an Apple Store and try to get the latest technology ;)

    VicoPad addict!
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    Yup camping is back to nature. I will only check it once a day for e-mail. (I like to respond to customer orders, questions etc as soon as possible, not 2 or 3 days later)
    If it weren't an Ipad I would be lugging a laptop along camping. You make a good point though, Thanks! :eek:
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    We'll check back in with you in a couple of months after you've had your iPad to see how many additional pages to your home screen you'll have.
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    Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
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    I'm planning on taking my 16 gig iPad with me on a 9 day camping/hiking tour of the canyons of the west. I'll be traveling by bus with only random stops at places with power to recharge the iPad. I sold a netbook and a nice Toshiba 15" laptop after discovering how versatile the iPad is. I have my music and photographs stored online as well as all my Kindle books. Who needs a hard drive? When near a wi-fi connection I have free continental phone calls with the Whistle app. http://www.greentortoise.com/adventures/canyon.west.grand.zion.html
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    Screw that I am not camping wthout my ipad and phone LMAO, as stated before just use your phone as a hotspot, might have to add that plan but in the long run would be cheaper then buying 3g model or mifi.
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    I live in an area outside of the metro circle of 4G. We have lightning fast internet to the house thru mediacom. The 3G on my Evo phone is super slow and the 4G doesn't even exist until you get close to the city. When we go camping we usually look for a campground that has wifi, more and more do, state and county parks never will. (hope and change program)
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    Is the Japan earthquake really causing this shortage of Ipad 2? I called 4 different retail and electronics stores (Best Buy type) and zippo, none. Nobody knows when either. So I am Ipadless. I can get one on Ebay....the 499 model (16gb wifi only) are selling for 650-700. Don't need one that bad. Best Buy was using a waiting list, but are no longer allowed.
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    I went through the same sort of ordeal waiting for my new Nikon D7000 to show up in the states. I was on two waiting lists for 6 months before stumbling on one in a tiny strip mall camera shop. I know it's hard to wait but it's their game & their football. :)
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    Buy the iPad Classic wifi 64 GB. THe price is down now. Don't forget to get a MIFI as well.
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    I bought an Ipod 2 16gb wifi yesterday on E-Bay. It will shipp today should have it this week. Yay. az

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