Something I’ve been thinking about for a while now is the impact that the iPad is having on the traditional laptop computer. It might seem obvious to some, but where I live, if I walk into a coffee shop it’s not necessarily the case that everyone is using an iPad instead of their laptop. In fact, it’s quite the contrary. But does that mean that the iPad isn’t eventually going to kill the laptop as we know it? I think, based on the way the popularity of tablets is trending, that the laptop – even those cool new Ultrabooks from Intel - are in serious trouble.
But what about Apple’s own MacBook and MacBook Air?
I was reading a great article over on iSource where Thomas wrote a piece about how he was using his iPad more often than his laptop, and even his MacBook Air. This seems like a logical thing to me actually, especially if you’re using a case for your iPad that has a built in keyboard.
I recommend the Adonit Writer 2 Plus Folio with Keyboard.
If you have an iPad with a case & keyboard combination, then how (in most cases) would you even want to take the time to mess around with a laptop? The iPad’s battery life is impressive, far more lengthy than any laptop on the market. And with a case like the Adonit Writer 2 Plus Folio that has a built in keyboard – of which closely resembles the Macbook keyboard, then I can’t imagine anyone’s interest lasting too terribly long in their laptop.
So do you find yourself using your iPad more often than your laptop? What about those of you who have a Macbook or Macbook Air, are you even using your iPad instead of those laptops?