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    Ipad ... To buy or not to buy .... That is the question.

    Been toying with the idea of getting an Ipad 2. Good idea or otherwise ??
    Reason for choosing Ipad over similar gadgets is because I use an IMac & am very satisfied with it (I do have a foot in both camps though )
    Read a few reviews but still undecided .... Anyone on the forum wish to share opinions / experiences ?
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    i have no experience with ipad really but i reckon you should buy one

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    Gee, thanks David.

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    no problem... clearly its not my money... and i'd love to hear about your experiences

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    What do you want to do with it? I have one, typing this post on it. I find it handy for doing AP stuff from home. Mine is a work one, and it gets lots of use at work.

    I think it depends what you want - expect to use it for
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    All I can say is that - If I happened to drop mine and break it......I'd replace it the SAME day.
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    I'm a Mac user, MBP, iMac and my wife has the iPad.

    I have tossed up buying an iPad since the first came along, and for the life of me I just can't find reason enough to get one. I travel with my MBP and have the iMac at home, I have the iPod for music/video in the pocket and just can't see where an iPad will fit in for me with the only exception being on a plane where the MBP is a bit big (17") to sit on the tray table. I would then have to carry it in addition to the MBP and as I fly alot, it would be a pain lugging both around. The fact iPad/2 won't handle flash websites is another killer for me.

    My wife on the other hand loves it and uses it everywhere....

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    Rick, one reason is because of it's portability.
    I do have a laptop but it's heavy & not all that comfortable to use when not sitting at a desk. (ergonomics I believe). The Ipad would be more convenient to use while sitting in the Jason.

    I like to keep in touch via Skype, which I believe the Ipad can handle along with FaceTime for those Mac users who prefer it.

    I suppose convenience & portability & the ability to connect with the web are the prime reasons.

    One more thing, I'm heading towards 79 (bugger it) faster than i want .... this is where convenience & portability are important.
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    As long as you can justify it, do it!

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