Maybe I Won't buy an ipad

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Fardog, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Fardog

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    Had decided that I wanted one but then I start looking through the Apple App store and then I started looking at the reviews for the various apps. It is hard to come across any app that is well liked. I'm sure there are a few, but they must be hard to find.

    I was looking at spreadsheet and word processing apps. Pretty basic stuff, have been around forever, and everyone is criticizing them.

    So I've been rethinking my thinking that I actually need one of these iPads.
    I have used spreadsheets and word processing since the Apple IIc and they worked very well just like Word & Excel work perfectly right now.

    So why is the iPad so behind in all this.
     
  2. iPadCharlie

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    First of all, welcome to the forum!

    Not everybody is going to like everything. With Apple's Pages and Numbers apps, more people rate these at 5 stars than any other rating. Sure, they have limitations, but remember, the iPad is essentially a mobile consumption device. It is not merely a re-packaged laptop or netbook with a fancy touch screen. Although it can do a fairly respectable job at most things, it was not intended to fully replace a laptop.

    I think them primary reason some people have regrets after buying an iPad is because they do not do their homework before they buy one and think it will be capable of performing some task and later find out that it can't.

    If you have a very specific application in mind and if you absolutely must have a portable computing solution with all of the functionality of a computer, then an iPad may not be the best road to take. Its OK to not want an iPad!
     
  3. SweetPoison

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    I never thought that people buy the iPad just due the Apps. I got mine to access the internet on a dime whenever and wherever I am. I need to be able to research something quick.

    Works wonderfully!

    Oh, and welcome!
     
  4. SweetPoison

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    No. No it is not!:D

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  5. robertlc

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    Nobody is going to beg you to buy an iPad.
     
  6. iVan

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    "To each his own..."

    Scott summed it up nicely. The OP really analyzed his needs and his are for computer use, sadly it's what the iPad is not. Some day maybe...

    But it's users like us who will turn the table. The app store is filled with 'workarounds'. Finding solutions makes the iPad much more entertaining...
     
  7. col.bris

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    I agree with C4. But in saying that I have no issues with word processing spreadsheets etc on the iPad I just use apps that work for me. The only issue is printing and that will be resolved soon. As C4 said it's not for every one At the end of the day list down what you do on a computer and how many times a day do you do it. That may help you decide .
    I have only used my MacBook maybe once every 2 weeks and that was to sync some apps that I down loaded. I would suggest. Going to sites that specialize in app reviews and you I am. Sure find the answer to most of your wants.

    Cheers col
     
  8. Red Tees

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    My iphone is faster than my iPad

    Today is the day I must decide to keep my iPad or take it back, suffer the 10% restocking fee and buy another MacBook Pro.

    I love the iPad, but I am finding it SLOW. Last night in desperation I clocked it against my iPhone and it loses every time. Is this normal? Should I expect more from a $739 purchase??

    Need some feedback please.
     
  9. iPadCharlie

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    Slow is relative. Are you clocking the 3g speed or the WiFi speed? The WiFi speed on my iPad is virtually identical to my PC that is hard-wired to the same router.

    Comparing a MacBook Pro and an iPad is like comparing Apples (no pun intended) and oranges. The iPad is a great piece of technology, but it is simply not in the same league as a MacBook Pro in terms of functionality. You're the only one who knows what your requirements are.
     
  10. iVan

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    Watching a movie will not be faster than on the iPad, turning book pages will not be faster than on the iPad, zooming through magazines will not be faster than on the iPad, songs will not play faster than on the iPad, photos will not load faster...etc.

    But the bigger screen of the iPad will make enjoyment of content more intense though.:)

    The iPad is NOT a computer.
     

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