I got my iPad on launch day, and so far I love it. It’s not perfect, but it has allow me to do a lot of stuff, I had got rid of my paper pad for example, and bring my iPad to meetings, I had been able to travel without the need to use the laptop, and I can write on the on screen keyboard fine until I start getting emotional and I then try to type faster that the screen can recognize the input, and then the mess begin. I hope that father’s day bring me an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard.
The iPad is not in any way a substitute to my MacBook, but it is without a doubt a tool that I didn’t expect was going to allow me to do that much. Pages, Numbers and Keynote, cover my basic needs for word, excel and keynote. The calendar and email is great, and my writing tool, Evernote, is incredible.
I can now take notes in the iPad while in the phone, and in meetings, provide answers, and even set basic spreadsheets of information, I can also spend many hours writing and reading.
The battery is incredible, last week, after the whole day working was returning to Los Angeles, and honestly was exhausted, I was able to push for a little less than an hour, and after that I watch a movie and sleep, the movie in the iPad was so cool, it is incredible friendly.
I am traveling again at the end of this month, and the plan is to bring only the iPad, my MacBook will stay behind.
I am sure, that occasion will come in with I will regret only have the iPad and the future Apple Bluetooth Keyboard, but I think between LogmeIn Ignition and SugarSync I will be covered, or I will learn the lesson, in them mean time, that will be the only I will carry.
What I had discover with my iPad is that I need much less computer power than I originally tough, honestly if the experience continue begin this, probably I will get the next iPad (probably third generation) with 3G unless that ATT decide to allow us teetering, or Apple allow us to divorce ATT.
That has been for me an interesting discovery, I knew that I need less power than I had long time ago, but the iPad show me that everyday, I discover that the Laptop stays behind and I basically cover 80% of my needs on the iPad.
To this moment, I need to find a way to access the secure server at work (I am only able to do this on the MacBook connected to the cable) and a better option for WordPress and Typepad for blogging exclusively on the iPad, honestly both applications are not great, I can manipulate (basic mind you) images, or add URLs, but I am sure all that is coming.