Haven't used my laptop once since getting the new ipax

Discussion in 'iPad' started by hefeglass, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. hefeglass macrumors 6502a

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    I'm wondering if I'm the only one...I used to have the og iPad, and I often found myself frustrated over the slow browsing speed, for web and pretty much everything else.
    With the new iPad 2...the device and os are so much faster it makes the iPad a completely different machine. I am able to look up stuff just as fast as on my little laptop...and with this new processing power, editing photos is fast and easy...I don't even see myself using my laptop for much at all anymore!

    Is everyone else as pleased as I am about the speed of the iPad?
     
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Is this your first iPad?

    It's a common reaction. One the newness wears off you will start using your laptop again (well, OK, maybe not if its a Win. Ha. ha.) and will find that it's still good for something. That is how it was for me. I'm not ready to go 100% "post-PC" just yet or really anytime soon. If I need to do any serious work I go to the "real" computer.
     
  3. hefeglass thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Did u even read my post?

    If so, that's an interesting question to open with...
     
  4. mloffa macrumors 6502a

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    I'm doing the same, too. And, yes, this is my first iPad. :)
     
  5. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    Something is wrong with ur first iPad.
     
  6. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

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    I probably won't use my MacBook Pro as often once I get one as well. My MacBook Pro will be home base.
     
  7. hefeglass thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ^^YEAH..ITS SLOW!
    Lol...and sold so the point is moot..

    Stop kidding yourself into thinking the iPad og is decently quick..it was usable, but just barely.

    I also sold it before 4.3...so I never got to see the benefits from it.
     
  8. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    slow..LOL...please..not one original ipad review called it slow
     
  9. mrcalabash macrumors member

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    It's hard to do serious writing/research/editing without a full-size tactile keyboard, mouse, and the ability to navigate among many different types of windows as you can do on a computer. Even with a bluetooth keyboard there's still no mouse and for people who work collaboratively there's no track changes on iPad software. That said, my laptop's on the shelf when it comes to media consumption.
     
  10. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Use of my laptop is SUBSTANTIALLY less than before my iPad (original).
     
  11. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    For web browsing at home, I will definitely be using the iPad 2 much more than my 15" or 17" MBPs.
     
  12. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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    Do you own one? Sometimes browsing websites is incredibly slow, where checkerboard patterns cover the screen. Not too mention app switching, and sudden freezes.
     
  13. Surf Monkey macrumors 68020

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    I used to give my MacBook Pro a workout. Now I only use it for client meetings. iPad is my primary computer when away from my desktop.
     
  14. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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    +1

    Consumption - Yes.

    Productivity- NO.

    And that is the truth. :D
     
  15. Muscleflex macrumors 6502

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    Of course you are gonna use your laptop again sooner or later! :rolleyes:
     
  16. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

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    That's opinion.
     
  17. andyblila macrumors 65816

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  18. Mitch2742 macrumors member

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    Not replacing my laptop quite yet but I'm sure I'll be using it less and less--especially once my keyboard arrives in the mail. Only reason I'm on my laptop right now is because I just downloaded some new music and I have a paper to write.
     
  19. Surf Monkey macrumors 68020

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    How do you figure? There are tons of viable content creation tools available for iPad. Everything from spread sheets to text editors to vector graphics, paint programs, audio recorders and editors, blogging software...

    iPad not a content creation platform? Someone better let Apple know.
     
  20. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    And you will always need something to sync your iPad with.:D
     
  21. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    I'm using my iPad for everything I used to use my mbp for. If I need to do something big I just go to my desktop. Even thinking about selling my notebook because of this.
     
  22. kramjam macrumors 6502

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    I used to get pretty frustrated with the original iPad, especially with web browsing and would find myself jumping back to the MBP for long sessions. Now, with the iPad 2, I only see myself wanting to get in to the things the iPad can't really do. I couldn't be happier with upgrading, sucks that I rarely use such an expensive laptop.
     

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