Laptop owners: Has the iPad made you think about going back to a desktop?
In a way, it has for me. I use my iPad more then my laptop when it comes to being mobile. I even thought of my next computer purchase being a desktop for the sake of better performance and just use my iPad when I want to be on the go web brosweing.
- 10-28-2010, 07:53 PM #2
- 10-28-2010, 08:01 PM #3
Not at all... I have been using a laptop of one flavor or another since 1996. I'm not a hardcore gamer, and both my Windows laptops (in the past) and my current MacBook Pro serve me well. No desire to go back to a fixed, heavy, non-portable desktop for any reason. In fact, the iPad has simply reinforced my feeling that "mobile computing" is the way to go...
- 10-29-2010, 05:47 AM #4
I'm frequently surprised that desktops are still manufactured and sold. They don't offer any more than a laptop these days unless you are the kind of person who prefers a custom build. I have more (everything) on my laptop with a dock at home than I have on my desktop at work.
- 10-29-2010, 06:17 AM #5
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- 10-31-2010, 10:24 AM #10
It's funny to see this thread because I was thinking this same thing not 2 days ago, even stopped shopping for a laptop to find a good desktop. The iPad has been an official laptop killer for me. It's all in how you use a laptop that makes that decision but everything, business or personal, that I want to do on the go is easily handled by my iPad. Great post and I totally agree!
- 10-31-2010, 06:13 PM #11
Desktops will always be around because the laptop uses miniaturized versions of full size components. This is why desktops are always more powerful than laptops of the same era. I also use my desktop as a server and gaming rig, laptop for work and i4 and iPad for basic browsing, email, gaming etc.
- 11-01-2010, 07:44 AM #12
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- 11-01-2010, 03:05 PM #14iPhone Nanite
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I really don't think that I could really replace my laptop with an iPad for now. Don't get me wrong, I like the iPad but after using my friend's for a week I felt it was lacking a lot of features that I generally use on the daily basis. I think I was having a laptop withdrawal. I will just have to wait for the iPod 2G to come out and hoping that it will be lighter in weight, with larger hard drive capacity, and a littler smaller in size so that its easier to hold on to.
With me, I dont see the ipad as a computer replacement. I see it as like an internet hub. Sure theres no flash, but whast do I need it for? Youtube? You the Youtube app. Viemo? They are in hTML 5 now. Games? Hello! the app store! I dont visit that much flash based sites anyway.
- 11-02-2010, 08:12 AM #16
- 11-19-2010, 09:06 PM #17
I officially took my laptop out of my bag this week, took me a while but the ipad officially retried it. I use my desktop for work related stuff and things I can just do faster on the pc... Other than that, it's ipad all day. I really could use a smaller bag now, no sense in carrying around a bag made for a 17" laptop with a 10" iPad in it.
- 11-20-2010, 03:07 PM #18
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