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So today, T received a gift of an iPad.

But as it happens, T already owns an iPad.

So guess what I have now.

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In fact, I have not necessarily been all that keen on the idea of getting an iPad. My mobile computing lusts have been more in the direction of an 11" MacBook Air, because I dream of using it to write on the go without the level of preparation it takes to lug around my laptop, and I'm not sure how suited the iPad will be to that purpose. But I am certainly not going to eschew one that falls into my lap. I'm looking at this is an excellent opportunity to try the iPad out, and see if I'm right that an Air is what I really want. If it turns out the iPad is sufficient after all, awesome; if not, I'm in a much better position to lobby for an Air. Especially once the long-rumored ones with the faster chips come out. *rubs hands together*

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madlori
Jul. 5th, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
You among all my friends might understand the fannish insanity of this statement, but I've been pondering getting an iPad just so I can keep up with Tumblr at work. I don't know how it works with getting online. I don't have wifi at work, to my knowledge.

But it might be fun to have one, anyway. Let us know how writing on it is. Because that would be a good use for it. I'm with you on the preparation of laptop insanity. Mine is kinda huge and taking it out is a production.
owlmoose
Jul. 5th, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
There are worse reasons to get an iPad. ;) I stopped doing fannish stuff on my work computer entirely when I got my iPhone, and I expect (to my joy/horror) that the iPad will make that much easier.

It's possible to buy an iPad with 3G capability, although of course then you need to shell out for a data plan as well. Mine is wi-fi only, but I have wireless at work. Although actually I tend to use the 3G on my phone rather than the wireless, because it's tedious to have to sign in and out all the time. So we'll see how it goes.

I'll report back on the writing piece, for sure. There's an app called My Writing Nook for the iPhone that's great for tapping out a paragraph here and there, and I'm curious to see how that works on the iPad. I want to see what other writing tools are out there, too.
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