iPad iPad or home computer (desktop, laptop) for reading and surfing?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Misskitty, Mar 28, 2014.

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which do you use more at home for reading and surfing

  1. ipad

    20 vote(s)
    69.0%
  2. home computer

    5 vote(s)
    17.2%
  3. both even

    4 vote(s)
    13.8%
  4. neither, smartphone only

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Misskitty macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Which do you use more and prefer? For me, easily ipad. I look at a computer screen for 8 hours everyday so the last thing I want to be doing when I get home, is to be sitting at another desk and look at my own. I only use my computer when i need to use MS office, type long documents or multitask. Otherwise the ipad beats it anyday. The ipad still cant touch multi-tasking on any computer running dual monitors and 150 chrome tabs.
     
  2. HengenJL macrumors 6502a

    HengenJL

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    #2
    For reading and web surfing I reach for my iPad all the time. For more intensive computer tasks I have a powerhouse of a desktop.
     
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    #3
    For web content, I still prefer an actual computer. Otherwise the iPad is nice for reading
     
  4. east85 macrumors 65816

    east85

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    I've basically divided my time between Mac and iPad based on work and play. For my work tasks I'll always use my Mac while everything else you can imagine doing for fun is generally owned by my iPad (such as browsing, chatting, reading, etc). I work from home so this helps me create that psychological barrier needed to concentrate. I don't generally play on my Mac, when I'm on it I feel like it's time to get some work done. Right now is an exception though because I have my iPad out for service.
     
  5. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    Computer. I still find typing anything on an iPad a bit of a chore. However when traveling I much prefer the convenience of the iPad.
     
  6. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

    bandofbrothers

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    Uk
    #6
    I use a MBA and an iPad Air.

    What i'm doing dictates which I reach for.

    For general everyday use the iPad Air is awesome.

    I'll probably be using my MBA less and less.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #7
    Mostly my computer, though I'll use my iPad on occasion.
     
  8. Max(IT) Suspended

    Max(IT)

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    #8
    I mostly use iPad for reading and web surfing.
    But I'm aware of tablets' limitations , so when I need to do something more demanding I switch to my MBP
     
  9. Ezhik macrumors regular

    Ezhik

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    Cupertino (No, really)
    #9
    Reading is nice on an iPad. I prefer browsing on my Surface or home PC, though, as I always felt that Safari is rather clumsy to use, with how it always reloads my open tabs.
     
  10. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

    ChristianJapan

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    #10
    80/20

    80% iPad
    20% iMac

    For reading and surfing and email ...
    Now with my new iPad Mini it's even better ... I love that format. Specially for reading and surfing, not so much email (for that the iPad 3 still better)
     
  11. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    For reading?

    Kindle paperwhite 2. Much less eye fatigue and I can read much longer on it.

    Ipads mainly for couch surfing or on the go.
     
  12. DiCaprioAngel macrumors 6502

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    New York
    #12
    I use my iPad for reading books, but I usually do all my internet surfing on my laptop.
     

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