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10/15/2015 | 2:43:41 PM
Re: Did it hit the sweet spot?
While I love the Surface Pro line, especially the new 4 that was just released, I think Microsoft is seeing the same challenge. Hence the Surface Book, which leans more toward traditional laptop than the Surface does.
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10/15/2015 | 2:41:49 PM
Re: Did it hit the sweet spot?
Apple can try to replace the laptop but you are right, that won't happen for most folks. I can see it in a medical environment. In fact they have been looking for a tablet device for close to 20 years to work with patient data, record vitals, episode of care, etc. Now is probably the time. But for the rest of us, i don't see it happening.
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10/15/2015 | 2:21:55 PM
Re: Did it hit the sweet spot?
I agree that the iPad, Pro or not, isn't going to replace a laptop, but I don't think Apple would. I was simply pointing out that Apple tried to cross the lines of a mobile OS and a laptop OS. The iPad Pro wants to replace a laptop, but it really can't do it effectively for most.

I, too, am a multi-device carrier. My iPad and my Asus Android tablet are getting less use than my phone and laptop, but I still use them for some activities.
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10/15/2015 | 2:09:41 PM
Re: Did it hit the sweet spot?
I did say in many other posts that no way the iPad Pro will ever replace the laptop.

However for me, i think the iPhone 6+ did hit the sweet spot. As a road warrior i find it an excellent tool for keeping in touch, meetings, calendars, etc. In terms of working with documents, spreadsheets, Visio, PowerPoint, etc-NO. I have always said the laptop is here to stay. In fact i use my iPad as an inflight/inhotel entertainment device. But now that i have the 6+ i can leave the iPad at home.
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10/15/2015 | 1:41:09 PM
Re: Did it hit the sweet spot?
That is good news. I don't have a Surface and my Dell Ultrapad boots up quicker than my desktop. But compared to my iPad and iPhone, they are slower. I really like the iPhone as i have my calendar, contacts and important mail accounts synched so that helps me as a road warrior.
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10/15/2015 | 1:37:08 PM
Re: Not quite....
Having the iPad run MacOS would be interesting. I would think that would require major increases in RAM and processing power. And of course Apple will have to put in a few USB and other ports! If that does happen you are right that the Mac Air will be obsoleted. They have to do something because the iPad is now becoming a step child since the introduction of the iPhone 6+.
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10/15/2015 | 1:32:43 PM
Re: Did it hit the sweet spot?
Interesting that you should mention Apple "getting it right." On the contrary, Apple missed the boat on the new iPad Pro. An iOS device, no matter how big and sensitive, won't replace most business laptops. For example, MS Office can do quite a lot on iOS, but it doesn't have near the functionality as Office on Windows or even Mac. There are countless other examples. The iPad Pro is a professional device for a few professions, not most knowledge or productivity workers.
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10/15/2015 | 1:17:28 PM
Re: Did it hit the sweet spot?
Those Metro apps really get to me. Everything looks so cluttered and it is not easy to customise the look of the desktop. I guess i am from the old school. Personally i do not see the productivity gains from the UI unless you are on a tablet or other touch device. I think Apple got it right having a device os and PC os. Win 10 looks ok so far but i have had very limited time on it.
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10/14/2015 | 8:15:58 AM
Re: Did it hit the sweet spot?
I did the same, now I have an emergency desktop instance running in the datacenter.  I only turn it on if I really need it and can't work without disrupting other people who may be on a terminal server with me.  I haven't gone full VDI just yet but take this as an intermediate step. 
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10/13/2015 | 10:07:57 AM
Re: Did it hit the sweet spot?
I keep an older, but pretty beefed up, tower under my desk to RDP into for that kind of higher processing load. Granted, not everyone has the space or extra desktop towers lying around.
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