iPad Is anyone using an iPad with Parallels Access as a "Laptop"

Discussion in 'iPad' started by cis4life, May 14, 2015.

  1. cis4life macrumors regular

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    Been using my iPad Air 2 with Parallels Access with a co-located mac mini and surprisingly it works extremely well. With a good BT Clamshell type keyboard case, It's "To Me" like working on a smaller macbook. As a software engineer, this has worked great for me for on the go coding (I have my projects sync'ed across my multiple macs).

    Just wondering if anyone here have used Parallels Access on a regular basis and what was their thoughts of it for work purposes (like what apps have / are they using with Access)?
     
  2. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    I actually used my iPad mini with the (relatively) new MS RDP iOS app to access a couple of remote servers and Windows VM's - with a good BT keyboard it was actually really good performance, very laptop-like. The thing that killed it was no BT mouse support. If it had had that...wow. What a way to have breathed life into a couple of old iPad 2's I've got laying around...Having essentially a mini machine for remote access would be good.
     
  3. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    Works great for me and that is with an iPad mini. I use a Logitech Keys-To-Go BT keyboard with it. Gives me access to those OS X apps not available in IOS.
     
  4. cis4life thread starter macrumors regular

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    agreed,

    Mouse support for iOS could really give iPads a whole new life. (especially with apps such as MS Remote Desktop, SplashTop and Parallels Access).
     

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