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- 03-16-2010, 04:44 PM #53
1. Game on - If you play roleplaying games - order pdf's and have all your references handy on game night - it will save you a ton of money too buying pdf's versus hard covers
2. Use it to present - If you give speeches, present, appear in court etc... it is often impractical to have a laptop on the lectern...an ipad will let you have your notes, cases, speech, etc... handy and ready to go
3. Use it to ditch your iphone. You can get a much cheaper phone when your contract runs out and still use all those apps you invested in. Or you can switch to windows mobile phone or android phone and tether your ipad to your new phone.
4. Use it on your commute. It you travel by bus, train or plane often and you haven't bought an e-reader yet, the ipad is perfect
5. Use it for instant access to information - sometimes you want to know something but you don't feel like booting up your laptop - instant on-line sweetness
6. Use it to to say been there done that - odds are the resale value of these things will be good - so use it and ebay it if it doesn't work out
7. Use it because you don't want or need a full desktop OS for an on the go tablet
8. Use it to doodle - because little iphone doodles just weren't big enough
- 03-16-2010, 09:19 PM #54
- 03-22-2010, 01:01 PM #55
In addition to all the obvious uses (photos, surfing, email, music), I'm looking forward to seeing if the iPad will be a valid business device for me. For instance, I plan on using it almost exclusively for blogging and some legal work. I'm hoping I can throw it (gently) into my bag and take it along in place of my MBP. I'm rather certain that, just like the evolution of the iPhone and it's apps, the iPad will evolve (mainly through software development) and become something much bigger than most people imagine -- I see it as a real game-changer.
- 03-26-2010, 10:01 AM #56
The iPad is going to be a teacher, not just a "kid occupier." Not only will it teach content, it will teach skills, including how to use computers and the Internet to satisfy curiosity.
Is a book nothing more than a "kid occupier?" An advantage of the iPad is that one need not know how to read in order to use it. Another is that it will help one learn to read.
Do not dismiss the iPad as simply a "kid occupier." It is a kid amplifier.
Last edited by whmurray; 03-26-2010 at 10:05 AM.
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- 06-04-2012, 09:57 PM #63
As some people have mentioned before, web browsing and watching movies are the two things I do most on my iPad. It's quick and smooth and the battery life is great. The size is perfect for laying in bed or on the couch. I also use it to view books, notes, and reminders while in class at college.