Skip to comments.No, THIS is the way iPad 3 kills the PC
Posted on 03/06/2012 1:48:40 PM PST by Hojczyk
Amid all the hullabaloo surrounding the new iPad launch tomorrow, one company, which claims to be channeling Steve Jobs' spirit, declares that the iPad 3 (or HD) will kill the PC, thanks to one new ingredient.
This video fell into my in-box, as if from the skies. It purports to show the iPad 3 with an indispensable component--a standalone keyboard that attaches neatly to the machine.
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Spreadsheets work perfectly fine on an iPad. You can get browser apps for flash if you have to have it. I don’t miss flash one bit on mine though. iPad hasn’t completed replaced my laptop, but it makes it much easier to do most things in places I couldn’t before.
The iPad finally does what a laptop has done all along...
(Color me underwhelmed...)
14-15 inches? What is that, your wrist watch?
Dual 27" widescreen monitors for me. :)
While my current build of Android on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a good working Adobe flash player, it may be the end of the road. The Adobe support is going away. They have conceded that HTML5 is good enough. The player that services Firefox on the PC is at end of life. I don't have a good flash player on my 64-bit Chrome or Firefox browser in Fedora 16. About time to put that technology away.
Having used an iPad with a keyboard, I can tell you it’s not all it’s cracked-up to be.
Me and Mrs. FD have ASUS Netbooks (Eee) we use as appliances — watch movies and surf while we fly, check the internet when watching TV from the bed, do some basic computer stuff, documents, email, etc. etc. etc. We bought them 3 years ago when netbooks were popular and had gotten cheap — a few hundred bucks and keeps on giving (I think the SH SD is the biggest feature — 6 movies or so per card).
I can’t see how it can be beaten (even by my RAZR MAXX). It does a great job, does everything I want, doesn’t need a case to stand up and was pretty inexpensive. It is about the same size as a tablet so I don’t see what a tablet offers except maybe the affectation of using it with one hand.
iPad 3 or 4 or 5 — meh.
Now *THIS* is an idea who's time has come!
I always laugh when I see posts like this. Very few companies are going to convert their enterprise systems to a slower, less sophisticated IPAD 3 based “system”. It’ silly.
I have an IPAD 2, I have a desktop. For productivity and tools there is no comparison—PC wins.
>> Compilers and sophisticated editors.<<
Compilers? In my day, we wrote it in binary and poked it directly into memory! Object code only — AND WE LIKED IT!
I coded in binary, and sometimes we didn’t even have the 1s.
Windows pad? What’s that?
Desktops are more like servers/backup storage now.
>>I coded in binary, and sometimes we didnt even have the 1s.<<
Ah man — having to borrow 1s at loan shark rates sucked!
Spreadsheet app for the iPad and iPhone - $9.99
“inferior computers “
Oh, please, that’s just retarded to say the PC is “inferior”. Don’t be a myopic nerd.
Yes, Grok is a Heinlein term. Darned good one, too. From “Stranger In a Strange Land,” if memory serves.
Let’s see it play Call of Duty: MW3 at max graphics settings.
Screenshots of MS Office for the iPad have already been leaked. It is coming. The enterprise IS adopting the iPad. And if you cannot wait for Office, there is iWork. And with iCloud and Versions, anything I do to a doc on my iPad is automatically updated on my Mac, and vice versa.
And Flash? I have installed Flash inhibitors on all of my Macs, and the only time I have an issue is when traveling, and looking for restaurant menus on my iPad or iPhone. If they do the menu in Flash only, we skip that place, and if we can, we let them know it.
MS Excel doesn’t work on an iPad (at least that’s what the salesman told me).
Me too. I was entering 7 pages of boot code via the front panel of an HP2100 computer. It was a 21 bit word, so each word was listed in octal in 7 groups on a line. My fingers were well tuned to translate the octal to 3-bit patterns at a time with my fingers. That was the bootstrap to start the cassette deck to read the read software into the core memory. That was 1977 to 1980.
A bit later, I was tickled to write code on graph paper for 6800, 6502 and 8085. I hand assembled, calculated offsets, then entered in hexadecimal on the keyboard. More convenient than octal and not bad for 1980. My Heathkit H8 was even more convenient with ability to write fairly modern assembler, assemble it and save as S9 format files. Writing devices drivers for HDOS and CP/M was fun in those days.
In 1983, the Radio Shack Color Computer afforded a cool way to write in assembler for the 6809 as well as C. The Flex09 and OS/9 operating systems had a great Pascal compiler. My wife wrote pretty good Pascal in those days. By August 1983, I had a Radio Shack TRS80 Model 16A running Xenix. I really preferred a UNIX like OS. Still do today, but mostly Fedora/RHEL at the office. I did relent in 1991 and built my first Windows NT machine. I had written my resume in the UNIX environment using MM macros, but didn't have a good printer driver at home. In the process of trying to put a second boot partition on my Xenix disk, the immature FreeBSD release trashed my Xenix. I replaced it with Windows NT 3.1. No problems with a printer driver at that point.
I use the Asus Eee as my eBook.
It has Microsoft Reader on it as well as Nook for PC, Kindle for PC, Mobi Book Reader and some others. I can read an eBook in any format. Plus, the Asus Eee netbook allows me to rotate the display 90 degrees so I can read it like a traditional paper book. It travels with me everywhere.
>>. It’s distressing to lose your train of thought while waiting for the machine to echo your last keystroke. <<
That explains many an FR post, though...
Definitely a big shift hit when the laptop became cheap enough to be the primary personal computer of anybody who feels the need to be mobile. Tablets are a number of generations away from having the raw power to be a primary device, most of the folks I know who can claim to use them as a primary device remote desktop (or equivalent app) from them into “real” computers, so while it’s the device they touch the most it’s not really their primary. The business market, and people like me who feel no need to be mobile in their computing, will keep the desktop alive, though probably never again the primary section of the market, for a long time, just because the larger version of technology is always cheaper than the smaller, and desktops have the space to use the larger parts. There’s always going to be that section of the market who wants to maximize their power to dollar ratio and is willing to sacrifice mobility, especially with huge monitors dirt cheap.
10” tablet that runs Windows 8. The one I saw had 8G RAM and 32G storage. Could run office and Visual Studio. And is dockable.
Isn’t there supposed to be a Office iPad app “rumored” for the iPad 3?
Strange. I am working on a spreadsheet on my iPad right now I just imported from Excel and I watched a Flash video just before reading this thread. It's amazing the things people THINK they know that are just flat out wrong!
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