Originally Posted by 2oh1
You agree because you either don't own one, or you're just a web browsing guy. Search the app store and you'll be amazed at what people are doing with tablets. People are editing movies, delivering presentations, making music... pilots are using them in the cockpits of airplanes. Just for email and web? Hardly. I bought an iPad for editing photography.
And let's talk about what a chore typing on a PC is without an external keyboard. You're penalizing tablets for having capabilities that traditional computers without touchscreens do not? That's nutty.
Finally... what's this garbage about tablets not being able to run programs PCs can? Macs can't run windows apps without emulation. Windows can't run Mac apps. Linux can't run either. Why judge tablets differently? My iPad can't run windows apps, and windows can't run iPad apps.
You're kidding, right? While I don't think anything you are saying is a lie, you can't possibly tell me that editing using iPhoto or a number of other photo editing apps (or video editing) is NEAR the caliber of that on a Laptop or Desktop. iMovie (We won't even mention any other video editing software like premier elements, premiere, or FCP) is lightyears better than anything on the iPad can do. If you want to edit photography (and I mean REALLY edit it- not just change it to a sepia tone)- you can't do 1/10 on an iPad what you can do on a desktop. So while you are sitting there telling me that I don't know what I'm talking about- the fact that you "bought an iPad for editing photography" is lunacy. Unless your editing is very very very minimal editing. You realize you have less than 10 inches to work with.... right (no jokes
Yes- it's a chore to type! If you were writing a 2 page paper, you're telling me you can do it on an iPad easier than a laptop?!?! That's nutty???? I can type on my iPhone faster than my iPad- iOS 5 and the split keyboard help- but its not the same. If you had a laptop and iPad next to each other and I told you to write me 10 paragraphs fast- you're gonna pick up the iPad?
Finally- THEY CANT RUN THE SAME PROGRAMS! I can run ALMOST anything on my Mac or at least something comparable to a Windows-only software. And vice-versa, Windows can run similar or the same programs as Mac. (i.e- Office, Adobe, etc.) But tablets should be judged differently! Their apps are designed to be "lesser" versions of software- Perfect example- iWork suite or Filemaker- Both Apple Owned Applications. Filemaker Go on my iPad is GREAT, but I can't do everything I can do on my iMac or MacBook (i.e.- create new fields!)
And yes, I have an iPad. And I'm not just a web browsing guy- although I use an iPad for web browsing, some presentations, movies, and e-mail. If I played games, it would be great too. I have different tools for different things. And a desktop or laptop is going to do things a tablet can't- period. Like I said in my original post- The iPad is perfect for most people's uses- Web browsing, gaming, e-mail, etc.
Me too (see above).
Originally Posted by ConradJoe
I wonder if one day tablets will overtake traditional computers in capabilities for all but keyboard-intensive work.
Does the touchscreen work better than a mouse for editing photography?
I think would they will eventually- but not in the near future... who knows what new technology will come out in 15 years? Will we even have screens? Oh the future....
And to answer your question- No.. not at ALL. There is a reason professionals have 27" screens and use Photoshop (not 9.7" screens and Photoshop Express on the iPad).