I have an iPad, its definitely no replacement for my laptop, but I like to think of it like a complimentary tech gadget. It's true that trying to write an essay or making a ppt for school would be a headache on the "pads" but they are still very useful to take to class to jot down notes or research little things that you wouldn't want to disturb the whole class for. Unlike laptops/netbooks that you have to shut down in order to conserve battery, "pads" have a much better battery life and can opened back from idle for quick use. All-in-all, although there is almost an app for everything you may need to make it feel like a laptop, it simply can't be a substitute for the real thing (atleast in my opinion)
AgentGhost (DealsPlus mod) posted Feb 16, 2012
I have owned 3 different tablets (iPad 1, Asus Transformer (1st generation), Samsung Tab 7.0 Plus). I definitely agree with you about the power/performance of the tablet is no where close to a laptop. Asus came out with a 2nd generation Transformer Prime which has quad core and upgraded graphics (the 1080p resolution is coming out in a few months). I didn't have a chance to play with it yet but all/most reviews I see online are pretty good. I also like how Asus was able to make a keyboard dock for their transformer line which in my opinion is an awesome idea. I had the dock for my first transformer and I like it how I could use it like a netbook (typing and mouse made works just like a netbook) and take off the dock and covert it to a tablet.
Give it a year or two. We'll eventually see a tablet that is faster than an average laptop that is capable of word processing, software, etc.
TOTOOO (rep: 49.8k) posted Feb 16, 2012
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