I think I want a iPad.....But Why? ...Make me want one more.

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  1. mudpuppy45

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    I've always enjoyed using P.C.s, but lately I've been having problems with my laptop and I'm thinking about an iPad. My wife and I each have laptops and we have a desk top. Can you help me decide to get a iPad?
     
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    Watching movies (synced or streaming), reading ebooks or PDFs, sketching, looking at photos and browsing the Internet are just a very few things that I enjoy doing more on my iPad than any digital platform ever.

    Put all that in a size that is about the same as a magazine with an amazing battery life and - well, it really is a no brainer.

    A laptop is a computer that you place on a desk or your lap. The iPad is meant to be used lounging wherever.

    The user experience is fantastic. Yes, it does have it's limitations, but there is an app almost every weakness or missing feature you can imagine.
     
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    Read about its capabilities and function. Do they work for you? Is it something you can see yourself using on a daily basis?

    We can't make you "want" something if it doesn't fit your lifestyle. You have to decide. All we will end up doing is telling you everything that you could find out by looking at the Apple.com page for the iPad.
     
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    Heh Puppies like to play and the best thing you can do is visit the nearest store and play with one. If that won't convince you then you don't need one :)

    The basic question is what did you use your laptop for. If the answer is work related then you need to examine how much work and how you could get the same results using an Ipad.
    Otherwise it's the most convenient online gadget out there. Most of us who have one agree that our usage of our other computers has dropped radically.
     
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    Thanks for the replies.

    Thanks for the replies to all. I can almost see the smiles on your faces as you speek of your iPad. I had gone to apple.com/ipad and read all that I can about their iPad. It looks as if it will be exactly what I need. What I don't see on Apple's site is the BUT it won't do this and that. One reply said the iPad "has it's limitations but usually there is a app to solve that". That's what I'm looking for.
     
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    Bragging rights to you're friends of course! Show them how hip hip and up to date you are with technology. Anyone else you know that has one? If you do get the better one to pee them off.
     
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    just buy one dude!
     
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    The "but" is that you can't upload anything easily except with some apps, and there is no "My Documents." Apps only have access to their workspace and it isn't easy to get data from one app to another other than copy and paste. And not every video format that you may have on your computer can be played - requiring conversion software in many cases to play stuff you already have. Also, creating long documents, or editing complicated ones isn't pleasent.

    So in other words, content consumption is simply amazing, but content creation can be less than great. Except for sketching - I love to do that in the iPad.
     
  10. deckyon

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    The iPad is not, nor was it ever, meant as a primary computer. That being said, the "buts" are only from those who expect more than what the designers had envisioned. Don't expect something that was never engineered into the OS. It is iOS, not OSx.

    If you want to surf the internet, watch videos, look at photos, play some games, read some books, do limited editing of some files and a myriad of other things - then it works great.

    If you are looking to replace a Laptop or Desktop - it won't.
     

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