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Ask Slashdot: Using the iPad as sole computing device

cashman73 (855518) writes | about a year and a half ago

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cashman73 (855518) writes "Bad news. My mother's six year old desktop computer finally bit the dust due to and electrical surge. It's out-of-warranty, and not really worth fixing. Plus, I'm 2,500 miles and two time zones away, so I can't exactly troubleshoot things from here. I recently got an iPad (fourth generation with Retina), and even 80% of the things I do are done easier with the iPad! Plus, she really likes the size, convenience, portability, and the screen. Virtually everything she does is simple web browsing, email, light photo sharing but no heavy editing, and other simple tasks. We're thinking that using the iPad as her sole "computer" might be the best solution here. What are other Slashdotter's experiences with using the iPad or other tablets without a separate desktop computer connected to it?"

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Like the iPad does not get enough advertisements. (0)

tuppe666 (904118) | about a year and a half ago | (#42485507)

Seriously...another post PC debate to advertise the iPad, my favourite part is the fact that its out of warranty!? If that sort of thing its a major issue. Do not go near an Apple product. The have got in trouble in both Europe for breaking the law by offering 1 year instead of the statutory two years for returns, and in China for putting used parts in new products that fair under warranty.

While we are talking advertisements...and while I'm with Linus wanting higher pixel density on all his (and mine) electronics devices...lets not push another shitty marketing term from Apple, who ironically have lower pixel densities than the opposition offered at half the price (and as for the mini *rolls eyes*)

The reality is having another article where iPad users, dutch rudder each other, while I went out and bought a tablet (A Nexus 7)...and know exactly where the smaller more portable (capacitive) screen fits into my life, rather than the larger screen with the keyboard & mouse. Are we really meant to believe the author of this too lazy to search for "another post pc flamefest".

Seriously while making up your incompetent mother, who if she can't afford a new computer more than every couple of years...an Apple product is not happening...give her a good value Chromebook...and a $2 surge protector.

Re:Like the iPad does not get enough advertisement (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42487057)

Apple, who ironically have lower pixel densities than the opposition offered at half the price

OK Taupe we get it, you get a hard on slagging off apple, but have a citation for the above?

Re:Like the iPad does not get enough advertisement (1)

tuppe666 (904118) | about a year and a half ago | (#42487881)

When did Google get so hard.

Apple being shitty.
http://apple.slashdot.org/story/12/04/02/123207/apple-is-forced-by-eu-to-give-2-years-warranty-on-all-its-products [slashdot.org]
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/xinhua/2012-07-26/content_6549444.html [chinadaily.com.cn]

I'm not sure if an on topic comment regarding warranty on a machine using current references made from "consumer groups" and "The EU Government" is me slagging them off. That sounds like they offer a massive mark-up for a poor service.

As for PPI(pixels per inch) the Apple iPAd 4 only has a PPI of 264!? (Seriously) While the Nexus 10 is 300PPI
There are lists for these things http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_displays_by_pixel_density [wikipedia.org]

How about rather than demanding Citations *you* refute another claim by providing your own evidence though research...or better yet post nothing.

Re:Like the iPad does not get enough advertisement (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42487997)

Same AC here

Thanks

You have backed up your points. That's all you had to do. Other wise it just sounds like trolling. Post better quality comments or post nothing

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