iPad vs Computer

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by jweakley, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. jweakley

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    I am wondering how many on this forum still use a computer because of iPad limitations.

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  2. Somerled

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    For me the iPad augments my computing experience, it was never meant to replace my computers.
     
  3. KevinJS

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    As above. The iPad has capabilities that are beyond computers, and vice versa. I find both to be useful and have very little crossover between devices.
     
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    Unfortunately, I neglected to expand on the reason for my question. I use an iPad for almost everything, including daily volunteer work in which I analyze cold case homicides. My computer is a Windows XP model, which will soon fall into total non-use, and I am considering a Macbook Pro––only because I occasionally need a computer for a task that my iPad won't handle.

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  5. KevinJS

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    You couldn't have made a better choice of replacement IMO. iOS AND OS X work very well together.
     
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    My iPad Air is great but it could never replace my MacBook Pro Retina, I use both but use my Pro much more than my iPad, Once you get used to a Mac you will wonder how you managed before.
     
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    I love my iPads. The only reason I still have a desktop computer is for graphic design.

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    I have only been using my iPad 3 for the past two years and still use my PC, a laptop with Windows 8. As Kevin says, both have their definite uses but I must admit to using my ipad more and more recently. In fact I did not use my PC for over a week until a couple of days ago.
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    Most of my surfing and email is now done on the iPad, from the comfort of my La-Z-Boy in the living room. The fact that a high-end stereo system is in the same room doesn't hurt. However, I still use the iMac in my office/studio for things the iPad cannot do, such as maintaining the hummingbird migration maps on my website and other graphic design tasks, indulging my flight simulation hobby, keeping my bird banding records, and viewing webcams that require Flash. There are days when the iMac is not woken from its sleep.

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    Depends on what needs getting done. If it's typing and clerical stuff, I prefer my iPad with my BT keyboard for greater mobility. For Flash, resource demanding processing and going on pages that has a ton of JS, I'd prefer a computer for more reliable and less frustrating usage.


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