Even though you can haul dirt in either one, most people wouldn't.
I have used PCs and laptops with keyboards for a very long time.
My thinking is that you use the best tool for the job.
When I am in my office at my desk, I use the laptop or desktop PC.
Their keyboard and multiple monitors are great for stationary use.
Even though a laptop is portable, in my case, they are moved from one location to another where they become for the most part stationary again.
I bought an iPad because I wanted a device that I could use to access information in a mobile manner.
When I get up in the morning, I immediately find out the hourly weather, get a cursory look at my email and can respond immediately if necessary.
I glance at my calendar.
Then I check on the big news updates. I check slashdot and then begin the day all in less time than it would take me to walk to my home office and boot and log into my Desktop PC. And mine turns itself on for me each work day to save that wait period.
While working at client sites, I use the iPad to look up documentation while at the client?s PC I could do that with my notebook, but not as conveniently.
I have a small blue tooth keyboard which pairs quickly if I need to do any serious typing, but most of the time if I am going to do anything that requires serious typing, I will use the laptop.
The iPad does have some drawbacks and shortcomings, but for me it isn?t the keyboard.
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