Tablet Newbie Joining the Forum

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  1. DaStatMan

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    Hello iPad Forum. This is Paul, 46 year old guy from Wisconsin. Lately I have been thinking about having a computer with me when I go on the road and travel. I have two reasons about why I have been thinking about this lately. First off, I want to have access to the internet at any time while I am traveling. The second reason is sort of is connected or related to the first reason, and that second reason is the hotel computer. Nowadays you can usually find a public computer available in the lobby of most hotels. There's one big problem I have with those public computers in hotel lobbies, and most have probably encountered this problem as well. Those public computers in hotel lobbies are usually a bit too slow. That annoys me a lot, which encroaches on my desire to be able to access the internet when I am traveling. At first I was thinking about getting a laptop to take with me, but then the idea of a getting a tablet entered the picture. The idea of getting a tablet was thanks to a buddy of mine that got a tablet, an iPad to be exact, from his kids for his birthday earlier this year. He really likes his iPad a lot, and says he never had used an Apple computer of any kind before. I talked to him recently about what a tablet is all about, what he needed to run his tablet, and if he felt like a tablet is worth having.

    So that is why I am here and joined the iPad Forum. I am looking to get a better understand of what a tablet, mainly an iPad, is all about and what is needed to run a tablet and if it is worth having. I have read a few articles online and in magazines about tablets and what to look for in one. I went to my local Best Buy to ask questions and feel a little more comfortable with tablets. They did show me a couple of the Android powered ones (Samsung and Google Nexus) and those sound interesting. However, I do want to give the iPad equal time and an equal opportunity to show me why it's the best choice out there. So if any of you out there would be able to take a little time with me to go over the questions I have about tablets, and the iPad specifically, it will be of great benefit to me in making a decision. Thanks everybody.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum!

    Tablets/iPads are certainly nice for the ease of portability and the ability to have 3G/4G/LTE connectivity...good luck on your search!
     
  3. The OB

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    G'day Paul, and welcome to the forum. You've come to the right place to add to your enjoyment of the iPad. Should you have any questions or problems about it, remember you are among iPad enthusiasts here, where you will find a number of knowledgeable people happy to assist with your questions; just go ahead and ask.

    Also join in the various discussion sections where you will meet people from different parts of the world, in a membership approaching 300,000. Many questions to do with the iPad have already been asked and answered, so take advantage of the forum Search facility.

    And of course read the forum rules fully to appreciate the high standards under which this family-friendly forum operates.
    See the rules here >>> http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html
    Regards, Andrew



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    Welcome to the iPad forums Paul, the largest and best iPad forum anywhere, with over 298,000 members worldwide. Many of our membership volunteer their time to help their fellow members with answers to their questions and solutions to their problems. If a search of the forums doesn't provide the answer you need, don't hesitate to post your question in the appropriate forum. We also have this tutorial to help you get full use from the iPad forums app.iPad Forums App Tutorial We ask that all members take the time to review the Forum rules before posting.
     
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Great intro! Have a look around and you will see what everyone s using their iPads for. I use mine for travelling all the time, it's just so easy and the portability is a huge factor!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Tutorial for our App
    http://www.ipadforums.net/new-membe...sistance/107524-ipad-forums-app-tutorial.html
    Tutorial on creating posts on the Forum
    http://www.ipadforums.net/new-membe...-creating-posts-starting-new-threads-how.html
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help...shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
     

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