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Topic # 190999 19-Jan-2016 14:19
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My wife has been given an iPad for work to supplement her PC/laptop. I wanted so much to not like it but dammit it really is a very good device. I may well have to get rid of my

 

Surface 3 and Samsung S 10". Messing with it  while she is out at meetings all day has been a pleasure that I was hoping would be a nightmare.




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  Reply # 1474693 19-Jan-2016 14:32
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Haha, yes, they do what they do do well.

 

Not particularly customizable, but they are smooth and fast at what APple allow you to do with them, which for most people is more than enough.

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  Reply # 1474696 19-Jan-2016 14:36
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Yeah they're good. Very good.

 

Doesn't your wife work for Huawei? Seems funny they'd buy her an Apple device, over their own.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1474699 19-Jan-2016 14:49
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Dairyxox: Yeah they're good. Very good. Doesn't your wife work for Huawei? Seems funny they'd buy her an Apple device, over their own.

 

 

 

shhhhhhh, I asked that given that this is a good device ...  but I chose safety first  tongue-out

 

 

 

http://consumer.huawei.com/minisite/worldwide/mediapad-m2-10/

 

She is in the Enterprise Group not consumer.

 

 




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  Reply # 1474703 19-Jan-2016 14:55
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Haha that reminds me of when I was working for Dell with my Macbook Pro and my iPad. At least I was a contractor. 

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  Reply # 1474767 19-Jan-2016 16:54
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At the risk of 'me too'ing" in this thread - the Air 2 is a very refined device now, but the long-term effort developers have put into writing superb apps really pays off for the users. As a photographer there are some great apps for editing images (including Adobes Lightroom that integrates with the desktop version). Having a wifi enabled DSLR camera means I can either control the camera from the iPad (or iPhone), but the real advantage is having photos pop up on the iPad screen as I'm shooting, so I or a client can check details/expressions, etc.

 

Most of this can be done on an Android device but the image checking app (Shuttersnitch) is an iOS only app and has great support. OTOH, I use an Android phablet when shooting video, as there is a clever app written only for Android that allows the device to be used as a monitor (Apple don't allow this at the moment).




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  Reply # 1474815 19-Jan-2016 19:06
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MikeB4: My wife has been given an iPad for work to supplement her PC/laptop. I wanted so much to not like it but dammit it really is a very good device. I may well have to get rid of my Surface 3 and Samsung S 10". Messing with it  while she is out at meetings all day has been a pleasure that I was hoping would be a nightmare.

 

 

 

I have one and it is not really a productivity device. It is good for browsing the net, apps, videos, news apps, the odd game, and it is quick. But a surface will be more usable when it comes to doing actual work.

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  Reply # 1475174 20-Jan-2016 10:18
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mattwnz:
MikeB4: My wife has been given an iPad for work to supplement her PC/laptop. I wanted so much to not like it but dammit it really is a very good device. I may well have to get rid of my Surface 3 and Samsung S 10". Messing with it  while she is out at meetings all day has been a pleasure that I was hoping would be a nightmare.
  I have one and it is not really a productivity device. It is good for browsing the net, apps, videos, news apps, the odd game, and it is quick. But a surface will be more usable when it comes to doing actual work.

 

I beg to disagree :) 

 

You can setup powerful workflows and get serious work done. Just have to pick and choose the right apps.

 

 

 

 


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