With the present features and specs of ipads,I still feel that ipads cannot take the place of laptops.Though ipads offer a more comfortable size and shape, they still work best as media player and e-book reader but then not for serious computing.Laptops offer much more and better than that.
Clairvoyant you are right and much more than that,laptops still come in higher memory capacity and speed than what tablets are offering presently. i feel it should not be a matter of competition because they both are solving different problems and offer different features
Long-term, however, products like that could end up providing a viable solution to the "no real keyboard" problem. Which -- I do agree -- is indeed a much-needed feature, especially if you're thinking about deploying tablets on a corporate level.
I dont think so.. I think ipad is more from entertainment perspective and for a more casual user. Laptop are for office guys who really want to work with MS office or do some software design on the travel.
sp: I agree with you, Ipads are for caual user, but i feel the manufacturers intended it to be more that casual use anyway. I see ipads becoming more prominent in academic world. It kind of make reading and studing easier.
Its like Ipad's can never replace laptops and laptops can never replace desltops. I just thought of a very funny comparison season to season we keep changing our wardrobe according to the fasion weather etc, similarly Ipad is fashion of today and it should be placed in our hands. Ipads can never take over laptops.
I think ipads cannot be fully replace the laptops. Ipads are mostly used for playing games, reading books and more of entertainment. And also ipads cannot be used for our office work and we cannot install all kinds of softwares when comapred to laptop.
I agree, and I think I've changed my opinion that I posted earlier. If IPad type devices continue to get more powerful with processing, I can see these types of devices taking over laptops. Technologies such as infra-red keyboards that tech4people mentioned, and virtual LED keyboards, could allow IPad type devices to do just as much and be as convenient as laptops.
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