Ipad as computer replacement?

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    for me, iPad is not a direct replacement to computer.. it has similarity in terms of how you use it.. iPad addresses my addiction in gaming, movies and sounds (although you can do it also in laptop or desktop) but using iPad, it is not so ordinary experience. While my laptop, I used it in doing my job, more on production or business side.. And also i used my computer to convert movies so I could watch it in iPad..
     
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    i depend from the use .personally i serf the web, playing sometimes games and also writting with pages with ipad. i was doing the same thing with my laptop.now i use it only for download.so for me can be laptop replacement.
     
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    I used iPad to study. It would be great if we are not taking anything to class for study as we will be using iPad in college as well as travelling also. Sometimes while travelling we can carry our iPad to check current location or track map to reach our destination.
     
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    Never had this problem on my SGS3 with chrome. Which sites are they having trouble with?

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    Lots :) But the truth is that browsing on an Android tablet (we have several, Asus TF101, Motorola Xoom2 ME, Lenovo A1, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.0 7") is a different experience than that on a phone. :) To be fair, most of the problems come from the ability to run Flash & the ability to get the browsers to report that they want the "desktop" versions of sites. These two issues cause most of the problems.

    Chrome is very fast, but it doesn't support Flash on Android.
     
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    Gotcha. I'm sure there is ALOT more browsing done on a tablet. I guess I just don't do much browsing on a phone so I never ran into a problem. I don't have an android tablet, but I can see how problems could creep up with the more sites visited.

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    I use an iPad for when I'm on the run. I took went back to college and on my iPad I use Evernote to type school papers on when I'm out and about. That doesn't totally replace my laptop however. Stick with a laptop and an iPad secondary. Also for school you will want the MacBook pro. The air doesn't have a hard drive and you never know when you will need one.
     
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    And the latest Android operating system, Jelly Bean, doesn't support Flash.
     
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    Mobile Flash has been abandoned. It's no longer a supported product.
     
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    Technically correct. Although it is probably more semantically correct to say Adobe don't support Flash on Jelly Bean, as Flash can still be sideloaded on Jelly Bean - and it still works :). A lot of browsers are removing it from their newest versions of their apps, however, so to use it you'll often need to sideload an earlier version of that browser, too.

    Adobe even have an archive site for downloading the Flash Player app directly - Archived Flash Player versions

    So it's on its way out, unquestionably. But it ain't quite dead yet - nearly, but still just about breathing...
     
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    Only alive by chance, not by design. The entire Mobile Flash group was disbanded.
     
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    And whoop, there it is! Yes, you can set up a NAS at home that's accessible remotely, but you're at the mercy of your connection speed as far as how convenient that is. Or you can get a portable wifi drive, but that's just another thing to carry/more weight and bulk. Simpler to use a laptop and have everything with you, especially if you've got a MacBook Air, which isn't much larger than an iPad w/Apple Bluetooth Keyboard.

    Last month, my old laptop died, and I thought I'd give the solo iPad experience a try. I found that the iPad was good at all the things I was already using it for - content consumption like movies, tv shows, gaming, reading novels - but stumbled a bit as far as storage or content creation. And Flash remains a problem, at least in terms of convenience. Several sites I use do offer apps that let me access the same content as their web pages, but downloading multiple apps for sites I use infrequently is an annoyance, compared to keeping a bookmark on my laptop.

    A good analogy for an iPad and laptop is owning a scooter and a car. For a lot of what most people do day-to-day, a scooter will work fine, but it will always lack the power and versatility of a car. Like some iPad users, there are people that get by with just a scooter, but these rugged individualists are the minority.
     

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