The iPad : the Swiss Army Knife of computers

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  1. normanj

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    In my opinion, the best thing about the iPad is no one thing, but that it serves so many different functions: e-reader, video player, radio, web browser/ e-mailer, etc, etc. It's like the Swiss Army knife of computers.
     
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    I couldn't agree more. I was one of those guys who was initially sceptical and didn't want to be convinced. Then I went into an Apple Shop and tried one and I was convinced. I hardly used my laptop at all now; the iPad does most ever I want - Word processing, emails, the Internet - great battery life, great connectivity...

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    Totally true! I was one of them too, I even said that having an iPod touch is more than enough until I put my hand on an iPad now my laptop and iPod touch is kind of obsolete.

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  4. Gabriel1

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    Excellent thread....IMHO the iPad is whatever you want it to be and mine is already way more than I imagined that it could be......you build a library of apps to meet your needs, mine covers both my home and business requirements. It may not do everything......yet, but my office laptop doesn't make the coffee yet either!

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    "Does many things" is just one aspect of it; the other differentiating factor is its portability. My laptop can easily do all the above things, but it is a total slab to carry around, let alone carry in one hand and use with the other.

    To return to the Swiss army knife analogy: it not just does many things, it's also small and portable.
     
  6. Hasty

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    It really is a "personal" computer that's as mobile as you are.
     
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    And the battery life......portability is a complete waste if the battery is drained by the time you get to the end of the street......so another thumbs up with the battery.

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  8. normanj

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    You are absolutely right. I should have mentioned portability in my original post.
     
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    Still getting used to using my iPad as my computer. There are still things I have to do on my home desktop. But it is becoming my computer. I am debating signing up for 3g service or just getting the hotspot service on my iPhone. If I get hotspot, I lose my unlimited. But I never really come close to 2gb anyway. Decisions, decisions . . .
     
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    When my chain broke on my bike just before dark and I was several miles from my truck my Swiss Army bike tool was priceless.
    Being unemployed, the executor of my dads estate and will, the Ipad has been priceless

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