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In Reply to: RE: And it that's not enough (and Apple must not think that it is)... posted by Ivan303 on June 05, 2017 at 13:23:04
for those challenged using specific apps I guess. :)
Guessing it is more an attempt to sell some, make that ANY, iPads.
The march of iOS merging with OS-X continues but the fact is, the iPad is a poor excuse for a laptop.
Great for controlling LMS on my Raspberry Pi and some LIGHT evening catching up on the 'twitter feed' before drifting off to sleep, but....
laptop functionality, why not buy a laptop? :)
I use an iPhone, iPad and Win10 based laptop. Wifey uses an iPhone, iPad and MacBook air.
Each serves a different purpose . Hence, their existence.
Do you want to carry an LTE based laptop in your back pocket?
My wife loves her iPad Pro 9.7 so much more than her 13" MacBook Pro. I also bought a keyboard for her iPad Pro and she spends hours on it daily.
I'm just the opposite. I use my Mac laptop daily for pretty much everything. I have it hooked up to a 22" LCD screen on my desk along with a bluetooth keyboard & mouse. In those situations when I need to run off on a quick errand or whatever I take my iPhone which tucks into my pocket.
I rarely use my iPad except for occasional web browsing and as a remote control for Roon/Tidal, Audiravana Plus, iTunes, etc.
She loves the iPad as her go-to daily driver. I much prefer my Mac laptop.
In those rare occasions where I "need" Windows, I just launch a Windows 7 or Windows 10 virtual machine on the Mac using Parallels Desktop.
My wife is the same way. She is a university administrator and uses hers around campus for a number of tasks and meetings in lieu of carrying around the Macbook. She has always used a keyboard/case with hers as well.
I have a slightly newer Air version with this keyboard/case . Similarly, I prefer it for business travel to my larger laptop needed only for product demonstrations. I use the pad as movie theatre, music playback system, internet browser, email client, and use Keynote for presentations (along with iPhone as remote). For two different conferences I attended this year where I was a presenter, it was a no brainer to use the pad in that role. I use the HDMI adapter for the external display.
At home, mine lives on my bedside table and used for a range of tasks including Roku remote. With the iPeng app, it serves as a renderer to my LMS based system for listening via my Shure 535 IEMs. An older one (actually wifey's first also with keyboard ) lives upstairs using iPeng as primary remote to control uRendu in main system. While also allowing checking of SPL, email and surfing while listening.
I would never schlep my laptop to the bedroom or upstairs to do those things! Although I am anything but a visionary (my wife has always taken that role with mobile electronics in my household!), I get why Ive says that he's not impressed with hybrid tablet/laptop computers.
I use the iPad Mini 4 around the house including in the bedroom to read. However, I still schlep my laptop around for meetings but I will generally carry my smaller MacBook Air 11-inch. I use the typical PowerPoint, Excel, and Word (MS Office Mac version) since my company has standardized on MS Office. Some co-workers use iPad on travel but I never warmed up to it personally.
The 11-inch MacBook Air in the Incase bag fits vertically under the airline seat in front of me so I still have plenty of leg room.
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