Originally Posted by GreenFrog
I'm starting to realize the iPad's purpose as strictly an unnecessary luxury
. It can't ever replace the functionality (in terms of typing and using a trackpad) of a laptop, but it's very portable and perfect for on-the-go usage.
I think I'll fully appreciate it once I start traveling every single week again (goodbye using 3 bins for security scanning at the airports).
For me it's essential. For example, tomorrow I have a 10-hour meeting that'll involve looking at pages and pages of documents throughout the day. If I were to print all the documents, I'd have at least two large binders filled to capacity. I have situations similar to this, though not as extreme, on most work days, so instead of printing a forest worth of trees each week, if not each day, I just view everything from the iPad. Of course, I get the added benefit of checking SF during meetings without people noticing.