The Ipad almost can replace my laptop.

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    I was just reading the thread about the number of apps some of us have. It made me think of the very nice apps I've downloaded for business use and, how the Ipad almost can replace my laptop.

    The only thing it can't do is run my quick-books program but, it can do just about everything else. I'm sure there are more expensive apps out there that may be close to what quickbooks does but, I'll stick with it for now.

    As of right now this is just a fun device for me but, in tne future I may use it more for my business. Are there any of you who use the Ipad for your business?
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    I'm thinking about using my iPad as my primary computer as well. I have the keyboard dock, so I can do typing just as easily on my iPad, so the only thing I need the "big computer" is something that requires more power or isn't on my iPad (like World of Warcraft, LOL).

    Seems to be doing well for most other stuff. :)
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    If only the iPad had a:

    Functional up to date torrent client
    Ability to subscribe to podcasts
    Ability to natively play MKV and avi files
    Ability to import books downloaded to iPad outside of Apple store

    Apple needs to get rid of iTunes syncing and move to the cloud like everyone else is. That would solve a lot of their problems and make the iPad a much more independent device. I hope they do.
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    Yeah, it won't replace my desktop to play high-end games (mostly shooters). I opted for the blue-tooth keyboard instead of the keyboard dock and, I really like it.
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    The photo apps are amazing and inexpensive compared to the ones on my desktop. Much easier to use as well. Love my iPad!
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    Using mine more and more every day. Just did a VERY successful consulting company launch Friday. It was an integral part of my launch presentation and VERY well received. Just loaded a new free app for remote desktop management and it seems to be working VERY well.

    This thing is going to be much more business oriented in its capabilities than many people think.
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    I'm not a power user by any means, but the iPad is rapidly becoming my first port of call whenever I need to do any work or get on the net. Most of my games playing is console based, so that isn't a problem for me.

    I'm actually going to buy myself a Bluetooth apple keyboard in the week, and probably the camera dock. After that, I envisage that my laptop will be almost entirely redundant as long as I can find a way to get an externally powered HD to work with the iPad.

    I'm curious to see if, long term, the iPad, and the introduction of other tablet devices mean that there is a resurgence in the purchase of desktop computers by home users who no longer require the portability of a laptop when they have tablets.
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    I have been using the iPad and Dock and Bluetooth KB and trying all of it.

    Bottom line though is that if I need the KB in any form,an actual Laptop is just better.

    Bigger,Better Screen
    Real Power
    Comfortable Typing
    Real Power
    Flash support
    Real Power
    Big Storage
    Real Power
    Multiple Standard I/O
    Etc.

    I actually use iPads in my business as parts in systems I install and that they seem designed for.
    For me though they are just short of functioning as a laptop replacement-for now.
    I am sure it will only get better.

    Ed
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    That's exactly what I am doing. I hardly ever use my laptop now. The tasks where I need a "real computer" are rarely an on-the-go kind of thing. I generally go to the desktop for those. I still need a better office suite for the iPad to be everything I need. I can get by with documents to go, but everything feels more like a workaround rather than an intuitive way to get things done.
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    All of these, some times I also want to watch a Blu-Ray and Steve says Blu-Ray is a failure :)
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    Noob to IPAD, not to apple. Unfortunately at work they are windows centric but allowing me to use my IPAD. Trying to replace my desk/laptop. Really love the IPAD, sure it is a little limited but SO convenient. So far I've been able to get apps for almost everything I do. What has anyone found for Remote desktop into a windows server?

    Thanks

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    There is a app for remote desktop but, it doesn't support the server operating systems. I guess sooner or later someone will make a app that can do that. I'm new to mac, other than playing with them in the stores.

    I will probably still use my laptop for business but, I downloaded some apps that I will try out in the future. The time master app is really cool and, I can see myself using that. I have a similar app on my nexus 1 but, it's not as advanced.
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    I love my iPad, and enjoy the great conveniences it gives me.
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    I like most of the Apps I have, but the data base Apps do nothing but screw with my brain :p. FM Touch being one of them.. They called it FM ? I haven't found any F&(?!/g magic with it yet :confused:
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    I may be wrong, but I do believe Steve said something about flash coming up. Other wise there is cloud browse, this app has flash, but it is initially for iPod or iPhone.

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