6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 31, 2011 12:15 AM by gregoryfromturlock
William Floyd Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
I have a question for the iPad users...... Can the iPad totally replace the need for a laptop? Especially if you just surf the net, Facebook and check your email.

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  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (49,335 points)
    If that is all you need then it can easily replace a laptop. You still need a computer to sync it with.
  • Coolmax Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
    William Floyd wrote:
    I have a question for the iPad users...... Can the iPad totally replace the need for a laptop? Especially if you just surf the net, Facebook and check your email.


    If you do not surf any flash based website, then sure it can. If flash is important to you, then no it is not.
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (12,340 points)
    William Floyd wrote:
    I have a question for the iPad users...... Can the iPad totally replace the need for a laptop? Especially if you just surf the net, Facebook and check your email.

    Only if that's all that you'll do with It AND you have no interest in Flash. Of course, you still need a real computer as a "mother ship."
  • tal1971 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)
    William Floyd wrote:
    I have a question for the iPad users...... Can the iPad totally replace the need for a laptop? Especially if you just surf the net, Facebook and check your email.


    For your uses I would say yes.

    But bear in mind, you still need a computer to activate your iPad initially. Also, it's better IMO to still have a computer, because when you sync your iPad, it is backed up.

    Bear in mind though re Facebook. You won't be able to play any of the games on it (if they are flash based) because the iPad does not support flash nor is ever likely too. In the near future I can see nearly all flash content been replaced by the newer and better HTML 5, the iPad supports HTML 5.

    I have a computer and an iPad. Since getting the iPad I don't use my computer anywhere near has much, but I still use it, because there are tasks that I cannot do on the iPad, such as disk burning and other things which I find easier to do on the computer.

    The iPad is superb for been able to take easily pretty much everywhere and been able to check mail, surf, play around with apps. The iPad is great for doing an instant bit of surfing, email, has there is no waiting time like there is when you use a computer, due to it's loading time.

    I have no regrets getting the iPad.
  • chaznsc Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
    Not in totality. You still need a "computer" to sync it with and to activate & update the OS.
  • gregoryfromturlock Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have not missed my PC at all. I use my iPad constantly and it feels like an additional appendage. So much more a part of my life than the PC ever was.