iPad can replace computers for professional work.

mark28

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I can log into other computers and also use servers with 100 x times more power than a Macbook Pro. I tested this out and it works great.

So basically you can use Windows and Linux with all the software you need on those platforms on an iPad.

The only requirement is to have an active internet connection though.
 

jabingla2810

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I can log into other computers and also use servers with 100 x times more power than a Macbook Pro. I tested this out and it works great.

So basically you can use Windows and Linux with all the software you need on those platforms on an iPad.

The only requirement is to have an active internet connection though.
It's not impossible to do 'real' work on an iPad, photo editing for example is fantastic on the iPad.

However, while your method is possible, you must ask yourself "is it better, can it really replace a computer?"

And right now it isn't. Using windows or Mac on a 9.7" touch screen is far from optimal and it isn't a great experience, not to mention any lag, and keyboard support.

I'm a great supporter that the iPad can be used to create great things, but your method is more of a work around rather than fully replacing a laptop or desktop.
 

mark28

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It's not impossible to do 'real' work on an iPad, photo editing for example is fantastic on the iPad.

However, while your method is possible, you must ask yourself "is it better, can it really replace a computer?"

And right now it isn't. Using windows or Mac on a 9.7" touch screen is far from optimal and it isn't a great experience, not to mention any lag, and keyboard support.

I'm a great supporter that the iPad can be used to create great things, but your method is more of a work around rather than fully replacing a laptop or desktop.
I haven't experienced any lag. We got a good connection at work.

And it's not a work around actually. For heavy work at our place, all computers work this way because laptops and desktops are far too weak for such tasks. It's being taking care of by servers.
 

jabingla2810

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I haven't experienced any lag. We got a good connection at work.

And it's not a work around actually. For heavy work at our place, all computers work this way because laptops and desktops are far too weak for such tasks. It's being taking care of by servers.
So all the computers work this way?

Well your situation at work is a very specialist case.

Is using an iPad at your work better then using a laptop?

Does using the touch screen have advantages over using a mouse and keyboard?
 

mark28

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So all the computers work this way?

Well your situation at work is a very specialist case.

Is using an iPad at your work better then using a laptop?

Does using the touch screen have advantages over using a mouse and keyboard?
Bluetooth keyboard or mouse? The best is working on a large screen ofcourse. I'm using alot of monitors at the same time on the desk and I got a brand new Ivy Bridge laptop with SSD so there is no real need to use the iPad. I'm just saying that it can be done.

Maybe someone can think of connecting the iPad to multiple monitors? I haven't tried this yet.