Bridging the gap between the phone and the computer, the Apple iPad is a “nothing” type of device. Laptops have become a necessity in today’s world, such as a laptop. So in one corner we have the reigning champion, laptops, and in the other corner, the challenger, the iPad.
The basic features of the iPad
The iPad is considered a super gadget, combining e-reader, gaming console, digital photo frame, and iPod into a single device. It is a tablet PC of the size and weight roughly between smartphones and laptops. It uses the same operating system as the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. Apple has a small application program that is designed for web browsing, video, email, maps, etc., called iPad Apps, and has many applications, and you can install it using the App Store. The touch screen is easy to clean and Apple fans will easily adapt to the look and feel of iPad, it is very similar in appearance and usualbility the iPhone. The first model iPad with 1 GHz A4 processor, a RAM 256, up to 16 GB of hard disk and network resources, such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G support. The iPad 2 has the same network and hard disk capacity, but more advanced in terms of strength and speed of the processor. The hotel features the Apple A5 processor with 512 MB RAM. The “walled garden” approach is extended on iPhone. To buy and download movies and music, we must use the iTunes Store. To buy new software for the iPad, you must use the Apple App Store that allows only accepted software.
Basic characteristics of mobile
Try to summarize what the laptop can do, is like trying to hold the glass of the Atlantic Ocean. A laptop can be considered the ancestor of the tablet PC. Laptop combines the functions of a desktop with the portability of mobile phones. I know you can not put your laptop in your pocket like a phone, but it’s better than trying to take your office everywhere. Business, entertainment, games, hammocks under the name usage, it is a laptop for that. The laptop has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB connectivity, webcam … whenever there is a new technology that is in the laptop. Another great feature of the laptop is its flexibility and openness. Each manufacturer has something unique to offer, and you can install everything and anything on the laptop.
iPad vs laptop
The iPad weighs 1.33 to 1.34 pounds and the average laptop weighs about 6-8 kg. For those who travel frequently, the iPad is easier to carry and pass through the airport security check much faster. In addition, the notebook must be open, connected boot to use. With the iPad, the Quick Start and loading, no need to unpack and pack your bag. The processor speed is very fast, just press the home button of your iPad 2 to start. So, to transport and take notes, or to connect to the Internet and surf the Internet with ease, the iPad is a definite winner. A word of caution, the size of the iPad, which is equivalent to a book, but it is made of glass. It is also more expensive than the book. Just because it is portable, it does not mean that you have to pack in a bag without a protective case.
Technicians competition, the iPad wins hands down in terms of battery life. Be up to 10 hours on a single charge. It was also the charger fits easily in a bag or pocket. A laptop has occurred to a maximum of 3 hours. Battery decreases with applications like games or videos. And some laptop chargers are heavier than a laptop!
There are a lot of computing power packed into a small box iPad. This makes fast browser, web cameras front and rear allows interactive web chat and the number of applications available for these devices, making it very useful. This is not an ideal device for gaming, but many titles are released to adjust the characteristics of the tablet, so there is nothing like going to work. But could hit laptops when it comes to productivity? For high-end business or a development program, which requires RAM and hard drive space, using the iPad is a glutton like using a tin can dig a big hole. And if you use multimedia on the big screen, the iPad is definitely not your cup of tea. In addition, there is support for Adobe Flash, which means you are limited to video content on the web. The point at this stage is that this laptop is much more productive, the iPad is for casual or low level.
Equipment limited connectivity
Question: What can you not connected to the laptop? Unfortunately for the iPad, there is very little that can be connected. It has a 30-pin connector used on iPod and iPhone. Translation: there is a USB connection, you can not transfer the data to a portable hard drive and you can not insert a memory card. There is also an Ethernet port. You must use a computer in the middle. Imagine how complicated it is, whenever you need to transfer data to a PC, then connect your PC to the tablet, to allow transfer of files. On the positive side, you can connect your iPad to your HDTV for the big screen. And use AirPrint document printing via Wi-Fi. Wait a minute, you can do with a laptop too. While connectivity, the laptop is king and it will take at least 2-3 versions go to the iPad to reach this level of connectivity.
It is difficult to compare the touch screen with a standard mouse and keyboard configuration. Two input devices are very different. IPad touch screen is sensitive and more natural than using a mouse. Picking very quickly. You can quickly adjust the size and drag the touch screen, and is ideal for use in small spaces or if there is no flat surface to use the mouse. The keyboard on the screen, so you must watch the screen for typing. In addition, you must hold the iPad in one hand and type, unless you get the dock. This makes the iPad is not suitable for typing long documents.
Laptops can have the operating system, the MacBook Pro even lets you have Windows as a secondary operating system. But with the iPad, you’re stuck with the iPhone OS. You can use apps in the App Store. There are several ways of downloading and installing other software on your iPad, but the iPad will void your warranty. Built-in games and is available in the App Store are very good, especially for children. Overall, the iPad is very suitable for children and is used in the classroom and homeschooling. Laptops are not Kid or better, children are not respectful of the laptop.
The iPad is a good e-reader. With the iBook application, users can purchase, download and read books. The iPad is definitely an e-book reader is better because it is more convenient and easy to use iPad when just reading. The maximum capacity of the hard drive currently available on the iPad 64 GB. Now he is in the land of hard disk. Some movies, games, photo collections, the document .. iPad HDD is full. Laptops have an advantage here, because the laptop on average at least 200 GB. The iPad version has a storage of 3, 16 GB for $ 499, 32GB for $ 599 and 64GB for $ 699 (this is Wi-Fi only, 3G prices higher). For tablet PCs, it’s reasonable pricing structure. But critics say that because of the limited productivity, the iPad is the iPod Touch size as much as the laptop minimum performance cost between $ 500 – $ 800. Keep in mind that the iPad is a new device and do not really have a niche, so the price will seem expensive at first glance. Remember how expensive is the first mobile phone?
Note: All prices are approximate and depend on several factors, such as location and offers available
What choice: iPad or laptop?
Ultimately, the choice between a laptop and the iPad should be based on the use and needs. Understand the likes and dislikes functions, and what you can expect from your device. If you are looking for a portable, efficient and intelligent, the iPad is for you. With useful applications and easy wireless connectivity is a great addition to any household. If you enter a lot, which is a play heavy and need the support of hardware and software, opt for a laptop. Laptop new model is lighter and more portable than their predecessors. iPads are a bit too complex for industrial environments and unproductive for office use. But, as an e-reader, is to loyal fans. IPad good for viewing photos and movies in the car or on the move. Just as children’s entertainment, the iPad is more or less risky option easier to handle compared to a laptop. What about students? IPad price less defined, but remember, it is also cheaper. For students of science or when there is a large amount of document creation, the iPad keyboard makes typing difficult. In addition, most students are weighed and the players are not built Hardcore game simply iPad. For those who want basic necessities of navigation, e-mail, watch movies and read e-books, the iPad is a modern and fill that need.
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the iPad vs laptop debate is endless, but we need to finish. The iPad is a tablet PC of the most affordable around and is a popular choice of devices. But he can not, at this time, replace the laptop or personal computer. But this is a big technological step for portable devices such as laptops for the computer 20 years ago. For recreation and entertainment, the iPad is a good choice. But for a more varied and the use of productivity, the laptop is a must-have.