My Laptop Died Thinking Of iPad.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by wrkactjob, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

    wrkactjob

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    My Dell fried and died, a new motherboard isn't an economical repair option.

    I dont do 'business' on my laptop, no photo editing no Excell. I love my movies and music and net browsing, thats it really, my CV is needed but I use Open Office not Microsoft Word, but I think there is an app for word doc's?

    As the iPad has USB connectivity I guess I can connect a seperate hard drive and CD reader/writer if needed. I like to download files with Bit Torrent and burn movies to disk or transfer to mp4 for my itunes library.

    Can anyone envisage any problems I might face if I was to make the jump from lappy to iPad?...anything I might have been able to do and will not if I make the jump?

    Would be looking at a Wi-Fi + 3G.

    Thanks for any comments....
     
  2. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    Sorry, you'll need a laptop regardless. Unless you jailbreak the iPad, there's no official USB drive support and there's no bittorrent support either. You can't download any files you want either since you need an application to read them, and not all applications are available. You won't be able to burn images either. You can't do all the things you do on the laptop on the iPad, it's a companion device, not a laptop replacement.
     
  3. Gavin S. macrumors newbie

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    Admit it. You poured your tea on the keyboard so you would have an excuse to buy an iPad. :D
     
  4. wrkactjob thread starter macrumors 65816

    wrkactjob

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    :D I wish!...no really its some common problem with Dells and nvidia chip though taking into account what Mikail has just said I guess I am back in the market for a new laptop first then an iPad later!...

    Thanks
     
  5. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    Yea, the stupid 86xx failures? Why economical repair option? You should be getting it replaced for free. How many times have you replaced it already?
     
  6. JodyK macrumors 6502a

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    If u have a computer to sync with the ipad then it is awesome on the road!
     
  7. colourtheatre macrumors regular

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    happened to a friend of mime whom took reLy good care of his device.i agree with the others, it's a great device but no replacement unfortunately
     
  8. danpass macrumors 68020

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    even a mediocre desktop will serve the iPad well :D
     
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