iPad, can it replace the laptop for college?
I am heading off to college and I plan on using my iPad for everything (Note taking, essay writing, etc.) do you guys think the iPad can handle this the way a laptop could? My laptop is terrible and useless so my iPad is my everything and so far it has handled everything I have thrown at it. I have pages, so what else would be in my interest to download. I have the iPad essentials like iBooks and all that jazz but what other apps are great and just going unmentioned? Thanks for the help!
- 06-24-2010, 03:06 PM #2
It's hard to say if you're a very basic user surfing the web, email, word processing then you could do it. If you do anything heavier image manipulation Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. then I don't think it will work for you. It could never replace my laptop but you might be a very different user. You should also keep in mind the browser doesn't do flash, just a thought. You could get Fliqnotes or Fliqdocs it will allow you to transfer notes and documents between iPhones or iPads.
- 06-24-2010, 06:10 PM #3
I would keep a PC in your dorm as linds 15 stated and possibly use LogMeIn for when you need more horsepower. I use my iPad nearly exclusively at work. But, I need to go to my office for things like printing. Your going to need to print documents for classes.
- 06-24-2010, 06:52 PM #4
- 06-25-2010, 06:27 PM #5iPhone Newbie
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I think you could accomplish alot, but not all...be sure to check out a free app called Sundry Notes. When I head back one of these days to finish my masters...I'll be using it! Recording integrated with notes will be a nice upgrade from my last couple degrees.
I have gone to college during parts of the last 3 decades and am looking forward to using an iPad as a learning machine.
- 06-25-2010, 06:43 PM #6
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