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    Hi guys my old laptop is needing upgraded only use it for Internet or family pictures and music and the memory is getting full .so what I'm looking at is the iPad aswell are they as good as they are made to be. it would be the 32gb model I would be going for .any advice would be appreciated as I can't decide lol

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    I love my iPad and tend to use it more than my laptop. Mine's only a iPad 1 but then i did buy it from a mate who upgraded to a 2 but he wishes he had kept the 1 due to being a little more sturdy.Mines a 32gb wi fi and 3g and at present i have 3 full films stored on it as well as a episode of The Inbetweeners, 5 music videos and approx 300 songs and have only used up approx 9gb.
    Just remember though that you would not be able to play flash enabled videos on it as it doesnt support that format.

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    I would always plum for a laptop over an iPad. From what i gather the iPad is just a massive iPhone. I think it would annoy me that i always have to hold it up with one hand.

    As for laptops, my GF got me a macbook pro for my birthday back in Oct. I will never go back to a windows based OS again. The build quality is awesome, the speed of the thing is like nothing i ever used before. I'm using Lion OS and can't fault one thing about it. 10/10

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    I have a laptop a netbook and an iPad 2

    The laptop/netbook are never on now or get taken when I travel. The iPad battery life is brilliant it turns on instantly unlike laptop etc and the whole family use it.

    Just be careful though if you have to print or do any sort of work on your laptop as although the iPad is good it's limited in that aspect.

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    I sold my MacBook pro to buy a 64gb ipad2. I love the iPad BUT I don't think it replaces the laptop very well. There seems to be occasions where the iPad is useful but not ideal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLad View Post
    Just be careful though if you have to print or do any sort of work on your laptop as although the iPad is good it's limited in that aspect.

    We just got a new HP printer that has ePrint and it works with all our iphones and the ipad & ipad 2, oh and my Galaxy Tab

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    Quote Originally Posted by david-bell View Post
    and the memory is getting full
    So why chose 32g ipad over a laptop, where 500gb is the norm these days? I would say the Ipad, whilst it appears to be a good machine, is more of an internet only browsing tool. You could also just go down the road of buying a 1 terabyte external HD for the laptop and store all your music and pics there and keep your old laptop if it works fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperhart View Post
    Just remember though that you would not be able to play flash enabled videos on it as it doesnt support that format.
    Thats not actually true you can utilise Cloud Browse a subscribed ap or iSwifter a non subscribred but 1 off payment ap that allows you to use the ipad or iphone whilst connected to wifi to view flash enabled content on them. Apple don't allow direct downloading of Adobe flash currently but these aps connect you to a server that allows and translates the content so that it can be fully seen on iPads.

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    Even adobe are stopping supporting mobile flash so iPads not supporting flash isn't really going to be an issue soon as it will be obsolete.

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