ILikeTobacco, on 26 September 2012 - 17:07, said:
Yea I was talking laptops on the battery life. My Asus netbook was my favorite and had long battery life but the gateway I had felt like it was empty all the time.
It depends on what you are doing for productivity. The word, excel, and powerpoint apps aren't missing anything in general that would be used for normal use of the programs. All comes back to how any given individual uses it though. Arguing that the net book is better just because its programs have every little feature is a moot point if the given person doesn't use those features.
true, but i have a majority of the " Word " like programs for my iPad including Pages itself, majority are cloud based, with pages hosing up the word conversion and needing proofread on a actually laptop/desktop, the typing on the iPad itself is annoying as sin, when on neowin you can tell when im on the iPad because just about everything is miss typed with letters being misplaced in due to finger hitting wrong key, now the bluetooth keyboard yes will solve that, but IMO if your carrying around an iPad + Bluetooth keyboard, should just ditch both and go for a netbook, cheaper and more productive but not just because of the programs available to each device.
Printing is also an issue, the iPad is naturally compatible with a small handful of printers and you NEED wifi to do anything, cant pull from cloud without wifi, so you will only have access to cached documents, and cant print with no wifi period, if its not an HP you will need an app. Laptop you just plug in the usb cable
imo netbook is just more useful then an iPad as far as a creation device, consumption device is a different story as the iPad has it on size / portability as well as others