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vnewman2
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10/23/2014 | 2:52:40 PM
Re: The best tablet on the market
@Susan. It's the word processing capability that keeps me laptop bound.
Susan Fourtané
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10/23/2014 | 8:49:58 AM
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Brian, 

I will let you know how it went. :) I also believe it depends upon app availability.

This is why taking an iPad only on a trip to do your work instead of a laptop depends on what apps you need. So far, I find that there is an app for all what I need to do. 

-Susan
Brian.Dean
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10/23/2014 | 8:35:34 AM
Re: The best tablet on the market
Agreed, a similar situation took place at the banking end. Initially, bank apps only provided the functionality of balance inquiry and transaction history, developers could have enabled mobile transactions right from the beginning but did not know whether consumer would actually perform transactions using their phones. A few took the risk and developed apps with the capability to perform transaction and the results were good. The same is happening in the enterprise world.
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10/23/2014 | 8:20:51 AM
Re: The best tablet on the market
@Susan, it will be extremely interesting to hear about the post adventure experience. I guess, it all depends upon app availability. For instance, if work related mobile apps are provided by a company such as SalesForce, then the developer has taken into account the functionality that a laptop provides over a tablet and vice versa.
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10/20/2014 | 7:09:58 PM
Re: The best tablet on the market
As vendors who publish desktop apps are becoming more willing to jump on the mobile device bandwagon, the utility of the tablets and phones for work purposes has increased dramatically. We just rolled out expense reimbursement software to our mobiles and a few months back we implemented mobile time capture and billing software as well. This was not possible for a very long time (at least speaking from a security standpoint...) Obviously the features are more bare bones, but our folks can get the bulk of this kind of work done anywhere. I can only see it getting better as time marches on.
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10/20/2014 | 4:12:41 AM
The best tablet on the market
Brian, 

iPads are not only good for playing games. :) They are great working tools for those who like doing some work surrounded by the iOS environment and taking advantage of the many wornderful iOS apps available. 

The iPad Air is the best tablet on the market at the moment and that's the place that the Air 2 will take. 

The iPad is necessary and there is no doubt about that. You can't do the work you can do on an iPad Air on a phablet, or the iPhone 6 Plus. They are different stories for different needs. 

Comparing with thin, light and fast laptops is also pointless as we would be talking about different OSs in the first place, not just hardware.

At the end of this week I will embark in a new adventure. For the first time I will travel without my laptop, taking only my iPad Air to do the work I need to do. :) 

-Susan
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10/19/2014 | 3:14:05 PM
Slim Tablet
The slim design along with a powerful GPU might cause many users to want to upgrade, as it would be nice to play game on a device that has a good GPU and a screen capable of displaying 2048-by-1536-pixel.

I wonder what caused the 55% explosion of tablet sales in 2013, was it because of a release of a next gen device or an increase in the number of tablet users.


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