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Zoigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-11 01:15 PM
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Help...can one access skype on the i pad2 yet?...thanks..z
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Zoigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-11 06:40 PM
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1. i found the answer...yes, they can. Just finished connecting mine up to skype
using an i phone skype app that i found on the apple app store...for free....z
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-11 12:04 PM
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2. Hi -- just the person I need. A DUer iPad owner - who would
I trust more?? :shrug:

Is it feasible for me to try to replace my laptop w/an iPad? What do you give up? I'm assuming I probably wouldn't have an office suite, but other than that?

I'm in dire financial straits and my Powerbook gave up the ghost (okay, I dropped it and dislodged the video card) so now I'm back chugging along on my G3 iBook and it's driving me nuts. Tough life, I know. :7

So I'm debating whether I should save up and just get the iPad or get a used Powerbook off Craigslist.

Thanks for your input - and glad you were able to connect to skype. :hi:

Mary Ellen
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-11 04:20 PM
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3. You actually can get Apple's iWorks at $9.99 per component
for the iPad.

The problem would be storage space.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-11 08:40 PM
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4. Ahhh, but I have my eye on the iCloud (if it is what I think it
is, and if the next gen iPad will be able to access it).

Thanks for the info! :hi:
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Zoigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 12:45 AM
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5. i have an i Mac desk computer, but no laptop.
However, IMO i would think that an i pad would work for
most things if it had enough memory, wifi, and 3g. A lot would
depend on what you are going to use it for...the i pad2 has a camera
and is quite fast. i find that 16gb memory is plenty for me, but then i
don't use it for business purposes. Hope this helps.....z
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-11 11:33 PM
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6. The answer to your question is a very clear, definite "maybe"
The iPad can surf with most anyone. Screen resolution is okay, even for my aging eyes. The iPad version of Safari is your only browser option, but it is okay. A little quirky here and there, but overall, remarkably good.

As a laptop substitute, that depends on what you need it to do. Printing is cludgy to say the least. It will not talk to other computers on your network; it doesn't even see them.

I have Numbers on mine, but not Pages. Numbers is okay, but not anything near as easy to use as is Numbers on my Macs. I have seen demos of Pages and it seems sorta okay. Not much on heavy formatting, though. Ask yourself what apps would you need to use regularly and see what's avialable. While there are lots and lots of apps, there really aren't that many that are actually very good.

The keyboard is remarkably good on an iPad, particularly for a touchscreen jobbie. A little smaller than a standard keyboard, but very useable once you get used to it.

You say you're tight on cash. An iPad with 3G is a monthly cost that won't go away. I suggest just the WiFi version. It will connect wirelessly at home and any public hotspot.

I got my iPad from Craigslist. In fact, I have two of them, but first generation (no camera), both WiFi only, one a 16 GB and one a 32GB. The first gen WiFi-only versions go for about $300 to $400 on craigslist. That seems a pretty good deal to me.
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