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03-16-2011, 08:48 PM #21
As an IT professional i own macbook ,hp proliant blade (home server), hackintosh, imac, 2 pc workstations, iPad and iPhone.
the iPad is only for my time watching tv or maybe if i feel like killing some time playing a game, maybe reading the paper, some magazines.....but by no means is it going to replace any of my other computer needs.
when its time to upgrade iPad is the last thing on my list.....
03-16-2011, 09:33 PM #22
where certain programs and diagnostic stuff could be run from it how much would that impact you as an IT person... Would your statement change at all.. I am only curious. Hell I dont even have an iPad. lol
I know for my job "Service tech" that needs a pc for certain things above and beyond email and such. I would never touch my laptop if i had a compatibility mode, or someone could rewrite the programs i need into apps.. and they are very simple programs. Hell it would make my whole day tens times easier.
Also, short of program creation, or art intensive things what cant you do on the iPad.. It seems most things "could" be done. People just haven"t done some of it yet...
Once again, not trying to fight with anyone.... Just constructive conversation...
03-16-2011, 11:08 PM #23
03-16-2011, 11:39 PM #24
Could've guessed that
03-17-2011, 12:15 AM #25
03-17-2011, 01:10 AM #26
I have an ipod mini, 2 iPhone 3G's, and an iPhone 4 setup on my computer alone. Plus I plan to get an iPad.
My wife and I could probably get away with a desktop computer in the house and two ipads for what we do. Have one iTunes account that we both use. Each idevice can have different settings and different items on them.
I think that is how we are going to steer our stuff at home since right now we have 2 laptops but do not really use them much. Mostly use our iPhone 4's. Only really use the laptops for more intense stuff like syncing and MS Office.
However, I take your meaning and agree that it would be nice to be able to choose to use flash or not. Have a toggle or something. Turn it on if I need it. Leave it off for the rest of the time.
That is exactly what I think too. In fact I was just considering this as well. Currently we have 2 laptops (wife's and mine), 2 iPhone 4s, external HDD, and soon to have atleast 1 iPad 2 in the house. For what I use a laptop for, I could get away with an iPad IMO. I use it for email, small amounts of word processing and excel type spreadsheets, music, videos, surfing the internet, etc... No real gaming.
Now granted I do not buy high end laptops, I used to and just don't see the point anymore for my needs. I usually won't spend more than $400 for laptop. The one I have now is a Lenova G530 with dual processors (2.16 Ghz and 2.17 Ghz), 2Gb of RAM, 140Gb HDD. It gets me by. Does what I need it to. If I want to game I use my Xbox 360.
I will probably see about transitioning to a decent desktop that I can upgrade if nessessary, and get myself an iPad 2 64Gb and my wife eventually a iPad 2 16Gb (she doesn't use a lot of multimedia stuff like videos and barely uses the 16Gb in her iPhone 4). Or wait until the iPad 3 comes out and then give her the iPad 2.
I would like to transition eventually to one Desktop, two iPads 3G+wifi (or whatever cellular version we are on by then) and then probably a dumb phone for my wife and I (since I don't see much point in having an iPhone and an iPad). Some do and that is fine. yes an iPhone is smaller and easier to carry though. So you never know.
It is like buying a top of the line gaming machine for a grandmother who just wants to be able to send an email to her grand kids or see pictures emailed to her.
You purchase the product that is best suited to the needs of the customer.
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03-17-2011, 06:22 AM #27
The world's about to expire in 2012 so how the hell will apple be able to master the tablet market ?
03-17-2011, 07:34 AM #28
iPad 2: The analysts weigh in - updated - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech
"Oppenheimer's Yair Reiner:....We continue to see Apple grabbing 75-85% of the tablet market in 2011."
"BMO's Keith Bachman: We note that the original iPad sold 1 million units in approximately 1 month of shipment (US only) and 2 million units in less than 2 months."
I can't find it now but I read that they sold 500,000 to 1 million iPad 2s in the first weekend (U.S. launch only).
Can't find a number of how many Xooms have been sold soooooo.....................
03-17-2011, 09:44 AM #29
I tried out the iPad 2 and the XOOM at my local bestbuy and I'll be buying the XOOM when the wifi-only version is released. The iPad 2 feels too much like an original iPad.
03-17-2011, 09:49 AM #30
to each their own.
03-17-2011, 09:51 AM #31
03-17-2011, 09:53 AM #32
Thats what I meant, just my opinion, but I do agree Apple will own the tablet market. I just really like the way the XOOM felt, Honeycomb is definitely a big improvement to android. I will also be buying an iPhone 5 when its released, hopefully with 4G.
03-17-2011, 09:56 AM #33
But non the less if its a new tool that will make my life easier, its worth looking into.
if at some point in time it became an invaluable tool then yes the iPad would jump to first place in my upgrade list
03-17-2011, 12:34 PM #34
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03-17-2011, 12:42 PM #35
03-17-2011, 03:27 PM #36
03-17-2011, 04:27 PM #37
People talk a lot about how an iPad could never replace their computer needs. What you fail to consider is that your computer needs are probably not typical. Face it, if you're posting to this site you're probably pretty nerdy and not an average user. Most people only need computers for a few basic things. Surfing the internet, e-mail, and sorting their pictures. The iPad does all that with style and more. F*#& Flash!
03-17-2011, 08:10 PM #38
so previous article says ipad production slowed or haulted..then this one say top pad manufacturer will be apple. What the hell ever. These writers need to have meetings to get on the same page sometimes