I don't have a problem with the Apple iPad for the consumer .. my wife enjoys the one I bought her and recently we sold her netbook since she wasn't using it. I am more business oriented so the iPad doesn't work for me. I have addressed the issue of iPads in our company many times in the past year and I have no problem with them if anyone can provide an application for their use .. besides they're cool and fun. I have one manager who is interestedin a tablet and waiting for the latest Acer Droid unit to be available. The use would be to provide PowerPoint presentations connected to a projector/tv, quick start time, battery life and portability. Of course there has to be an app to run the presentations on either a Droid device or iPad. The list of needs and options grows and diminishes respectively for the 2 most common platforms.
The best device I have found that would work well in a business setting is the Tangent Tycoon since it is a "VIP Pad" and can be purchased with Windows 7 Professional. Imagine the ability to join the domain, access the mapped drives, run the same Office and Antivirus applications and of course be managed through Group Policies. You have to give up a little "quick start time" and battery life. Now a person just has to determine which is more important.
I always have an issue with the person who metaphorically stands in front of the microwave and yealls "Come On!! I don't have 10 seconds!!" Technology will never pay them what they're owed!
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