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Technology journalist Can an iPad Replace a Laptop? Hands-on Review I wrote almost this entire column using an iPad which partially answered my biggest question about the device.
Can it replace a laptop PC?
So far, the answer is a qualified yes. Scroll to end for my Sunday morning update on why that yes is "qualified. I knew that the screen would be big enough and that the processor would be adequate for word processing but I wasn't sure about the software or the ability to type on the device.
Sure the onscreen keyboard is bigger than what you get with an iPhone or iPod touch, but it's still not adequate for touch typists who want to use it to write long documents.
Bluetooth keyboard Fortunately, Apple thought of that by offering an optional doc and keyboard but, unfortunately, that keyboard wasn't available on launch day. As with any new piece of hardware and software, it took me a little while to get used to working in Pages on the iPad but, it was very little time -- less than five minutes.
While I haven't mastered this entire program, I found it pretty easy to get started. One of my biggest concerns was whether the Bluetooth keyboard and the software would be able to keep up with my typing. Having been weaned on a typewriter at a very young age, I'm a pretty fast touch typist and there were some programs in the early days of personal computing that couldn't keep up.
That's definitely not a problem.
Together the iPad, Pages and the Bluetooth keyboard are more than fast enough. I found Pages to be reasonably intuitive, but a couple of times I had to refer to an Apple web page for help.
Unfortunately, because the iPad doesn't support multitasking, I couldn't do that on the iPad and work on the document at the same time so I cheated by accessing the page on my PC.
It was that web page that helped me figure out how to export the document as a Microsoft Word file and email it to myself. Because Pages doesn't have a traditional Mac or Windows-like menu, figuring out how to use some features is actually less intuitive than it might be on a typical computer software product though, to be fair, this is also the case with recent versions of Microsoft Word and other Office applications for Windows and Mac.
I wound up using my PC to print out and file this story, but it was written on the iPad.
Clearly, if it's easy to write a relatively long document like this, the keyboard also makes it easy to do other tasks such as typing in a web address or typing an email message. But aside from being a bit smaller, the layout isn't the same as a "real" keyboard because you have to press a key to bring up numbers or special symbols, slowing you down a bit.
There is also the issue of typing on glass vs.This app allows you to bookmark pages, saves the spot you were at, change font sizes, reads in portrait or landscape mode, all to help you enjoy this app more. Learn all about the different types of Hunting games available, and how they can help you become a better hunter in real life.
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It’s a struggle, to say the least. From there, you can assemble a collage of information and enjoy features that allow you to connect the dots between pages as well as review the original source of any imported information.
It’s a stunningly brilliant app that borders on a necessity for some. You can then type using the keyboard, or paste text that you have copied from some other app, or dictate text if you have a third generation iPad.
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