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

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  1. afzimm

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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
     
  2. DontUnderstandMyIpad

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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.
     
  5. afzimm

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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.
     
  9. Tim SPRACKLEN

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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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