2 x Ipads; 1 workings as keyboard??

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sedgeman, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. sedgeman macrumors member

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    Hi there

    I was watching the video re what the likely changes will be for the new Macbooks and was thinking whether it would be possible to have 2 ipads working together, 1 working as a keyboard and the other as a screen; essentially making a laptop with 2 screens??

    Anyone heard of this?
     
  2. elf69 macrumors 68000

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    Acer made just such a laptop years ago.

    Im not sure how you would connect the two together.

    I doubt this would be possible with ipads
     
  3. sedgeman thread starter macrumors member

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    What was the laptop called?

    My idea is a laptop with 2 screens, either of which could turn into a keyboard and trackpad?
     
  4. elf69 macrumors 68000

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  5. alecgold macrumors 65816

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    but typing on a screen is for most touch-typist a hellish experience. So many mistakes, no tactile feel where you place your fingers, no tactile feedback. If you think the keyboard on the 12" Macbook is bad, (not enough travel, little response), this would be a whole lot worse.
    So it wouldn't be for anybody typing a lot.
     
  6. Channan macrumors 68030

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    I can type perfectly fine on a 9.7" iPad. I'm almost as fast on it as I am on my MacBook Pro (~80 wpm vs. ~90 on my MacBook Pro).

    I would love something like the Lenovo Yoga Book 910.
     
  7. alecgold macrumors 65816

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    Impressive, I've never managed anything like it. It's around 30wpm when I need to type on the screen, compared to a 65wpm in the 9.7 Smart keyboard and wel over 80 on a macbook pro keyboard.
     
  8. Channan macrumors 68030

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    I knew I eventually would get used to the keyboard like I did my iPhone, so when I got my first iPad back in 2010, I fully embraced the landscape keyboard and learned to type on it like a regular keyboard. I just have to trust autocorrect.
     

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