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Why Can't a Tablet Replace Your Computer?


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:17 AM

What are things that you personally need on a computer that you couldn't do on a tablet?

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:21 AM

It depends on what you use it for. It might be able to replace a computer for a lot of people. I need a computer to do graphic design and web design. If you just browse the web or do basic functions you are probably fine with just a tablet.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:22 AM

Programming in various languages using ASP.net.
PC Gaming.
Productivity at a decent rate.
A decent spec windows OS

That'll start you off :P

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:26 AM

ASP blows.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:28 AM

View Postbrutal truth, on 27 February 2012 - 01:21 AM, said:

It depends on what you use it for. It might be able to replace a computer for a lot of people. I need a computer to do graphic design and web design. If you just browse the web or do basic functions you are probably fine with just a tablet.

That's what I'm asking. I want to know what it would take for each person to switch to a tablet from a desktop/laptop.

I'm not sure how good that new Photoshop Touch app is, but I use Photoshop on my laptop, rip DVDs, torrent, upload my music to Google Music, and host Skype conferences. That's all I can think of right now. Until I can do all that on a tablet as well as what tablets can already do, I can't give up my computer.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:38 AM

View PostChannan, on 27 February 2012 - 01:28 AM, said:


That's what I'm asking. I want to know what it would take for each person to switch to a tablet from a desktop/laptop.

I'm not sure how good that new Photoshop Touch app is, but I use Photoshop on my laptop, rip DVDs, torrent, upload my music to Google Music, and host Skype conferences. That's all I can think of right now. Until I can do all that on a tablet as well as what tablets can already do, I can't give up my computer.
Yeah Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Audicity, Premiere, InDesign, and massive photo, audio, video and file management. I also like iTunes and the computer for quicker music management. For me I use my phone and desktop more than my iPad or laptop.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:39 AM

Programming on a pc. Gaming. Hacking. Typing easier. Faster movements.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:39 AM

View Postbrutal truth, on 27 February 2012 - 01:38 AM, said:

Yeah Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Audicity, Premiere, InDesign, and massive photo, audio, video and file management. I also like iTunes and the computer for quicker music management. For me I use my phone and desktop more than my iPad or laptop.

It's gonna be a while before you switch. Lol

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:40 AM

View PostRocknhockeyfan, on 27 February 2012 - 01:39 AM, said:

Programming on a pc. Gaming. Hacking. Typing easier. Faster movements.

So glad typing isn't an issue for me. I can type almost as fast on my iPad as I can on my MacBook Pro and it's actually more fun.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:53 AM

View PostChannan, on 27 February 2012 - 01:39 AM, said:


It's gonna be a while before you switch. Lol
Yeah besides that stuff I'm totally a basic user.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:03 AM

I can type fast on my ipod. Just i feel like when i type on y dads ipad its harder cause you cant feel your fingers touching buttons

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:23 AM

You can't feel them on your iPod either. ô_ō

How do you type on his iPad? Two thumbs or 9-10 fingers?

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:24 AM

You put it on your lap and type away it'd kinda fun
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:24 AM

I can now but back a year or two ago, I would play games on my computer that could not be played on a tablet. I will most likely end up getting a tablet instead of a new laptop. I will just keep my crappy laptop for when I want to play minecraft.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:28 AM

As long as I have money I'll probably still keep buying a new laptop every couple years or so, but I'd be fine keeping my current MacBook Pro and just keep upgrading tablets for several more years.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:47 AM

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:49 AM

Yeah but the ipod is smaller and my vision range can see the keyboard and the typing screen. Thats why its different on the ipad and itouch. Also. I type on my dads ipad with 10 fingers. Its just weird feeling like ur just hitting glass. No buttons

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 03:03 AM

Dual screens :)
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 03:08 AM

If I get a tablet, the only use for my laptop would be Minecraft. Which I could easily give up.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 03:11 AM

View PostRocknhockeyfan, on 27 February 2012 - 02:49 AM, said:

Yeah but the ipod is smaller and my vision range can see the keyboard and the typing screen. Thats why its different on the ipad and itouch. Also. I type on my dads ipad with 10 fingers. Its just weird feeling like ur just hitting glass. No buttons

So you look at the keys while typing? That actually slows me down on any keyboard I type on. I don't do that on my phones, iPad, or laptop. And that way it's a lot easier to catch mistakes.