Interesting take on the ipad/macbook argument.

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  1. kojack

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    Possibly? As someone who has spent a lot of time with an iPad and mouse, and with a MacBook (And has family who have a similar setup) I recognise the struggle he has with photos and files on iPad. I have also run into issues based around "dumbed down" or more simplistic versions of third-party software created for iPad that has meant certain tasks could only be achieved on a macBook, there was just no way to do it on iPad. Because traditionally tablets have been aimed at more "simplistic" tasks I think there is still a certain amount of requirement for MacBooks for a lot of people. App developers simply don't add the features for the iPad version, or there are facets of the operating system that makes things more difficult just because it all feels a little bit more "controlled" and less freestyle.

    From a software capability point of view there is only one thing I can't do on my iPad which I can do on my MacBook and that is work. Unfortunately my work requires desktop chrome. Everything else I can do on the iPad, with the slightly irrelevant sidenote adding that for me, reliability on the iPad has become a huge issue and that's why it has been relegated from a daily driver to an occasional use Device.
     
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    Like myself, I use my dell for work. I use my ipad for consumption. I would rather edit photos, create videos, websites and more on my dell. But just sitting down writing, watching stuff etc the ipad is fine.
     
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    Ed. Yang Notebook Evangelist

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    U can't block some "consumer mentality" out there.
    Paying the full feature Windows NoteBook price for an IPad, that IPad owner would expect his Pad to work like a Book!
     
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    I think there were always be a decent percentage that will keep the different devices for different purpose approach. There will always be a decent amount of people that think carrying around an extra keyboard / mouse for the ipad is too inconvenient.
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    Yep. Agreed. Now, I am moving my ipad to my wife or son, and I am getting the new second gen Pro X when it comes out. It's more in line with what I want from a mobile device. 99 percent of the time, on my ipad I am using edge. Apps are an afterthought now with it. Same with my iphone besides the banking apps and apple pay. I am 99 percent of my time on edge on that too! I wish MS just put the new edge on windows 10 mobile devices, I would have been completely happy. Web app everything and be super happy with it.
     
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