I had to bring in my MacBook Pro for minor hardware surgery. The trackpad needs replacing. So now I am left with my iPad as my as my main “computer” for the next 3-5 days. In fact, I am using it to write this post.
This is the ultimate test that I can give the iPad. Up to this point it has been an awesome media consumption device. Watching movies, playing games, reading books, and surfing the web works flawlessly on the iPad. In the next 3-5 days, though, I need to finish up a psychopharmacology paper, work on a manuscript that I am preparing for publication, and I need to fulfill my regular blogging duties.
It’ll be interesting to see how the iPad holds up as a content creation device. I also get a chance to see what it’s like to pair my bluetooth keyboard with it. It’ll be interesting to see how it handles writing an academic caliber paper. Also, I will be using Papers a lot during the weekend for both my paper and my manuscript. It’ll be interesting to se what it’s like switching back and forth between the two, sans true multitasking capability.
I’ll be sure to let you know how the iPad holds up.
How many of your have been using the iPad as you main computing device?