Originally Posted by arekieh
BUT i can do all of this with a mixture of my phone/laptop. And usually easier/better in every circumstance.
Your not convincing me your just going into more detail where you can use it not why its better then a laptop or phone for w/e function.
I still think its better as a paperweight.
The laptop is too bulky while my phone's screen is much too small. My BB can display only one molecular structure or two-three lines of a protocol at once, which given the volume of my work is not
acceptable. The laptop on the other hand is just too plain bulky to use when on the move. I have it at my desk at all times, and it's great for use in the office, but when I'm moving about or when I'm in the lab, it's a no-go for me.
The iPad is a great middle ground between the two. It has a larger screen than the phone while being much more portable than the laptop. The mobility is a must because I'm always moving between my office, the fume hood, the work bench, and the live animal testing lab. The large screen and easy to use UI is also a must because I often have to refer to multiple molecular structures, compounds, info on media, different lab protocols, etc.
Honestly, going into detail probably won't work. It's just one of those things where you have
to have lab experience to really understand why the iPad is a perfect medium compared to a laptop or smartphone.
If it's not for you, then honestly, it's not for you, but it's a different thing entirely to knock it completely esp when there are tons of users out there with different needs/requirements/wants.