January 27th 2011
The question wheter a iPad can replace notebooks for some people keeps popping up, from time to time. This comment on slashdot tells a tale of someone who did just that – and managed to save money in the process…
I’ve actually found a business segment where the iPad has made a near perfect replacement for the traditional laptop. I don’t see MS catching up anytime soon. I just finished up a 4 month project to get one my clients moved to iPad’s for courtroom usage. I was approached by the Sr Partner in the firm to come up with a way for him to use his new toy back in August. I was then given an iPad and list of “requirements”. It needed to be able to send and receive email, edit word and pdf’s, sync with the firms docket calendar, record dictation in a standard format that would be emailable and would be foot pedal compatible and access documents back in the office. After evaluating a ton of products I chose Pages, Evernote, Drop Box and Dictate on Demand with Team Viewer as an option for the more advanced. It worked so well that the Sr Partner decided everyone needed one.
A very interesting example; it only shows that both android and M$ have their work cut out for them…!