Tablet owners…what do you use it for?

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  • Leon
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    thanks all.

    Some good responses and ideas there. In some ways it confirms my experience – not many people do real “work” on them, but there are a lot of really good consumption things that they are good for.

    Surprised no-one said handlbar mounted for navigation while touring 🙂

    Leon

    aphex_2k
    Member

    Browsing, eBay-ing, email & Facebook, banking, Youtube, movies, music, playing with custom firmwares, downloading torrents and reading ebooks/magazines. Oh and games… Real Racing is superb.

    Have a decent laptop but after you’ve sat on the sofa with a pint and done 99% of the stuff you used to do on a laptop, a tablet makes sense. 32gb Nexus 10

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    @Leon – my last company had iPhones for work, a lot of people bought iPads personally and used them for work email (this was allowed and officially supported) – if you travel a lot they are much better than a laptop which is bulky and if you use them only for email and reading attachments. iPad battery life is much better than typical laptop too. I use my iPad with iAnnotate a lot for work as a big part of my job is reading documents and marking them up with changes and comments.

    IanW
    Member

    Listening to Music
    Watching Movies
    Facetime
    Reading the news websites
    Buying stuff online
    Emails.
    Reading this pap
    Playing Games
    Reading Books.
    Reading Magazines.
    Watching online vids.
    Browsing.
    Checking the weather
    Keeping notes(passwords etc)
    Sonos controller
    Diary

    It also allows me to have a proper phone with a battery that lasts a week+.

    donks
    Member

    Ipad 2 here.
    Use it for Bog all…
    It doesn’t run cad, revit or sketch up so its no good for me. The kids have it on permanent YouTube (12 yr old) or cbbies (4 yr old) until they go to bed at which point the wife catches up on all number of ghastly soaps….. Horrid thing wish I’d never bought it.

    CountZero
    Member

    all the underscores and symbols and stuff when entering passwords

    Underscores are no problem with the iPad, any more than hitting the shift on a physical keyboard. Symbols can be obtained by tapping and holding various keys, but they’re pointless in passwords anyway, lots of sites will only accept alphanumeric with caps, hyphen and underscore anyway.

    Ipad 2 here.
    Use it for Bog all…
    It doesn’t run cad, revit or sketch up so its no good for me. The kids have it on permanent YouTube (12 yr old) or cbbies (4 yr old) until they go to bed at which point the wife catches up on all number of ghastly soaps….. Horrid thing wish I’d never bought it.

    No imagination, some people.
    Mine gets used for everything I used to use my very expensive, and now rather old laptop for.
    And more; I have several hundred ebooks across a number of readers, I use weather apps extensively, it’s the remote for plating music on my audio system, all the photos I take with my Lumix are loaded onto the pad with the camera kit, I have a number of editing apps like perfect photo and Filterstorm which I modify photos with, as well as all my web browsing, Internet banking, shopping and ticket buying.
    AutoCAD is available for the iPad…
    http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2011/06/autocad-2012-full-on-ipad-yes-you-can.html
    https://www.asme.org/engineering-topics/articles/technology-and-society/10-ipad-apps-for-engineers
    http://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad-360/overview

    piemonster
    Member

    The Internet

    Not Pron. I have a dedicated laptop for that.

    aphex_2k
    Member

    Yeah was gonna say I though a-cad was available on iPad.

    I do like my weather apps too but find it strange the range of temps you get across the apps – well, here in Oz they all seem to be quite different. The only ones that seem entirely accurate get their data from the BoM.

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