Re: Just posted: Apple iPad 2: Tool or Toy?

Started Mar 18, 2011 | Discussions thread
r1chm Regular Member • Posts: 207
Toy..

But a nice toy. And it is what a lot of people want.

I do photo editing on a laptop all the time when I go on location to shoot and cannot bring my desktop. So from my photographers point of view, it is useless to me. A laptop will do everything and more at a lower cost.

I have seen the HP touch screen laptop and some from others. Problem is they are too slow when compared to a laptop. Someday I will own one once they have a dvd drive and a fast process in them. Till then, it is a laptop for me which is not a toy.

I really don't care about PPI, I just want to be able to calibrate the monitor which again the Ipad cannot do. I guess that is a photographer thing.

For the price, I can buy two low end laptops, have them in some rooms and the desktops cover the other rooms, or maybe put one upstairs and the other downstairs, plug them in and not worry about draining or wearing out the battery, have a bigger screen.

I have never seen the need for one of these because of the limitations.

I do agree on the storage size limitation, if you are shooting raw and jpg, that memory goes fast, put a couple movies on it (because it doesn't have a dvd on it)
a bunch of mp3s and that storage is gone.

Unum sed Leonem wrote:

Obviously, a toy.
Let me explain:

  • 132 PPI pixel density.

  • Starts at 16 GB storage.

  • Does not work with a Wacom pen (or similar); is capacitative-input only!

  • Undefined display profile; shows colours very differently than a (calibrated) desktop.

Let me clarify for the uninitiated. The following is required for it to be seriously considered for proper work:

  • Must be minimum of 300 PPI or more pixel density.

  • 16 GB! That's quite the joke! 128 GB at the very, very minimum at this point! In two-three years, 500 GB minimum would do. Not 16!

  • Capacitative touchscreen technology is in most respects excellent! But for serious work it will never suffice. A dual-input (capacitative touch and Wacom pen) would suffice very well for photographers' needs - both professional and personal. Nothing less will.

Post (hide subjects) Posted by
BJN
T3
T3
(unknown member)
T3
T3
T3
T3
T3
T3
T3
T3
T3
T3
T3
T3
T3
T3
T3
T3
T3
T3
T3
T3
T3
T3
T3
T3
T3
T3
T3
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow