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The Netbook Is Dead, Long Live the iPad

For the past two Christmas and birthday seasons (I was born in December) I've asked my entire family for Best Buy gift certificates. That means I now have enough to buy a couple of low-end thumb drives.

Actually, it is a little more than that. When I started I was saving for a Netbook. Two years ago they were cool. I'm not sure the last time I heard someone brag about their hot new Netbook. Now it's all iPad.

And it turns out the iPad can do most anything a Netbook can do -- without all the crashing and viruses. Through desktop virtualization you can run Windows apps, and without it you can get to the Web and your e-mail.

So maybe I'll wait for another Christmas, kick in some of my own doe and buy an iPad.

What is your advice and how do you make your iPad an effective part of your work life? Write me in detail and maybe you'll be part of my next article. The address as always is dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 04/13/2011 at 1:18 PM


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