Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Jun 2011 21:46 UTC
Apple So, yeah, uhm, I bought an iPad 2 today. I still don't think anyone really needs a tablet, but that doesn't mean I didn't want one. I wanted to wait until the HP TouchPad was announced, but now that it has, it seems it won't be coming to The Netherlands any time soon. As such, the iPad 2 it was. A few quick fist impressions.
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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sat 11th Jun 2011 07:57 UTC
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

I bought an iPad last year, planing to put in somewhere in the living room so I could grab it if I needed to check my email, read news or google something. It would replace my iPod touch which I used to do these things.

However it was hard to put it down. Sure it replaced the iPod touch, but also the MacBook Pro. My wife and son use it too. It's so easy to pick it up, pass it around, do stuff and put it down again. Using a laptop is nowhere as convenient.

An iPad can't beat a "real" computer for serious work, but it sure is near perfect for all casual stuff.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by mkone on Sat 11th Jun 2011 23:39 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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2006-03-14

An iPad can't beat a "real" computer for serious work, but it sure is near perfect for all casual stuff.


Depends what serious work is. For example, I regularly fly to and from London City airport, and airport staff are given iPads to easily and quickly look up information on flights. Obviously, if work is writing 20 page documents, then and iPad is not the right tool for the job, but if you aren't doing big documents or spreadsheets, or basically don't need to type a lot, you could find yourself more productive with an iPad.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by backdoc on Sun 12th Jun 2011 03:02 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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2006-01-14

Agreed.

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