..the old ones are starting to fail and people are simply replacing them.
Just lie desktop / laptops that of course have been dead for the last 5 years.
Few people remarked on it this week, but Apple has reversed the declining fortunes of the iPad, achieving modest growth for the fourth successive quarter in a market that continues to slide. It's only a small increase, but any increase in the tablet business is unusual, as new IDC figures out today confirmed. For 13 …
The push into corporate and education is potentially behind a lift in the numbers.
The trick is... Windows tablets are being bought after discovering that the iPads don't do things like, connect to devices for control applications very easily, or do the job for collecting signatures and passing documents on because of the walled garden.
It’s interesting, well two me anyway. The iPad forums at MacRumours are chock-a-block with people telling other people that iPads aren’t proper computers, while those, like me, that do computer-type stuff on IPads and have a largely redundant MacBook Pro at home just sigh and roll our eyes.
The combination of some much more powerful and better specified hardware in the iPad Pro combined with more powerful user apps that make use of that power and IOS 11 which is moving more desktop like has moved the platform on somewhat and I wouldn’t be surprised if that hasn’t pulled through to the rest of the range. Certainly the 2018 model being pencil compatible now won’t hurt.
OK so with the iPad Pro, keyboard and pencil I dropped as much as I did on my Pro but it’s much faster (yes really) editing photos using LightRoom mobile and the pencil combined with OmniGraffle is really quite pleasant to use. Stuff like that makes a difference. Yes there are some omissions, though none that really pain me at the moment, and the ways of working are different to a desktop/laptop OS so you have to learn new tricks but they’re not workarounds as some call them, just different ways of achieving the same goals.
It works for me so I can see why it could be working for others...
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“OK so with the iPad Pro, keyboard and pencil I dropped as much as I did on my Pro but it’s much faster (yes really) editing photos using LightRoom mobile”
I have a fully mobile workflow based around Lightroom CC and Snapseed (mostly smaller format cameras, but also the rather large raw files from my Sony full frame body). And that’s just on an old iPad Air 2. With most of Lightroom running in the cloud, the oomph of something bigger and badder isn’t as necessary as it once was. That said, I wouldn’t mind something newer and pencil compatible; if I need to make any local adjustments, it’s next stop MacBook Pro (and Lightroom Classic).
>OK so with the iPad Pro, keyboard and pencil I dropped as much as I did on my Pro but it’s much faster (yes really) editing photos using LightRoom mobile
If the photos are in Adobe's cloud then I think you just edit the preview, it's noticeably slower to use RAW files that you've loaded onto the iPad.
I agree the Lightroom on a iPad is a good example showing how you can do real work on a tablet though.
Well, two ends.... At the top end, you've got iPads that are better suited to some (but not all) professionals than ever before. At the bottom end, the bar to entry is currently quite low, and what you get from a base level iPad is nicer than similarly (or higher) priced none iPad competition.
Have you actually seen / held the iPad at BestBuy? If I had a nickel from every time Best Buy had a great deal on a fondle slab that didn't exist in the inventory of mine or the 6 US states East of me (wanted one for Mothers' Day, and was willing to pick it up en route) I'd have 5 cents; because after that their ads went straight to the recycle bin. No, they would not give me a raincheck.
If I want to change the playlist on a Sonos, I wonder what I'm doing in someone else's house.
For all (and I mean all) serious computing tasks, I use a serious computer (big box, 32Gb RAM, RAID array, water cooled GTX1080, cold cathode lighting, the lot). The only laptops in the house are for shunting media between devices. And my tablet is simply a glorified eBook reader to use while commuting.
I guess that makes me a curmudgeon. At last!
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