But you can do all of that on an iphone/itouch.
true but the small screen sucks. My ipad has replaced my laptop. it is alot smaller/lighter then my mbp and can accomplish most of my tasks. I keep everything synced with dropbox or icloud. apps are often cheaper too.
Wow really? I've always wondered if a tablet could replace a laptop but I assumed not because you can't load a USB into it and download certain files. I'd love to get a smaller/lighter device and use it as a laptop.
The general rule-of-thumb is: the iPad is great for "media consumption", social networking/communications, and games. It's not so good for "media creation".Wow really? I've always wondered if a tablet could replace a laptop but I assumed not because you can't load a USB into it and download certain files. I'd love to get a smaller/lighter device and use it as a laptop.
What's the point? Here's my take on Apple's reasons.
1) Make another high profit revenue stream.
2) Create another device to brag about.
3) Get people to buy into their closed Eco-system.
4) Sell more expensive apps.
5) Sell a device to those who really don't need a computer.
6) Perpetuate their image as a leading innovator.
7) Expand Apple's user base.
That said, I bought one out of curiosity although I had no intention of it replacing any of my computers.
It has Pro's & Con's just like anything else. As an alternate, occasional use device, it works ok for me.
Full screen browsing? HD applications? Being able to see the full page when viewing a book?
What is the point of this thread?
You spent $500 or more just out of curiosity. Yeah okay. The more I read your anti Apple comments the less I understand you.
Why don't you answer the OP's question with helpful pros/cons rather than a mini rant as to why Apple released an iPad.
To the OP. I use my iPad for many different tasks including work related photo editing/publishing, blogging, surfing the web, email, editing web pages and a whole lot more.
I use Dropbox to transfer files between my iPad and have rarely if ever felt the need for USB.
I would say I've reduced the use of my MacBook by about a third.
Just wondering. What was the point of you commenting? I understand you can do all that. I'm somewhat interested in replacing my laptop.
Thank you. This was useful. I also have a issue with iTunes and syncing...You can't download free music on an ipad and sync it with the iphone or ipod could you?
I've been looking into getting an ipad 2, but I'm not sure I see the point of it..What do you guys do with yours?