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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    so I dont have to look like a poser showing the world. Also chances of it been knocked when carrying other kit, I'd rather leave it in the office
    Nothing to do with 'posing'. Its a tool for a job. a 4" screen is not big enough IMO for doing the sort of tasks mentioned. Logging in at random machines is annoying and inefficient. Having a 7-10" screen which can easily be slung in a shoulder harness as shown earlier which you can instantly do tasks just seems sensible to me.

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    Nope, not either of those - but ive given all my team HP TX2's...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    Why have a pocket when you could have a sling?
    Particularly if someone has written an application to make your tablet look like one of these:

    DC084717lg.jpg

    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Nothing to do with 'posing'.
    It is if it's an iPad .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I get women coming up to me wanting to touch my iPad. When you're old and balding as I am you need all the help you can get ;-)
    Buy a puppy

    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Nothing to do with 'posing'. Its a tool for a job. a 4" screen is not big enough IMO for doing the sort of tasks mentioned. Logging in at random machines is annoying and inefficient. Having a 7-10" screen which can easily be slung in a shoulder harness as shown earlier which you can instantly do tasks just seems sensible to me.
    Depends on how good the resolution is and how good your eyesight is

    With the open accessory stuff from android you are probably more likely to fing a phone/tablet to serial port adapter which is rather handy technically.
    Last edited by SYNACK; 19th September 2011 at 01:09 PM.

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    I use my iPAD reguarly for note taking and calendar mainly.

    I also can check on my vSphere servers and remote in where necessary.

    It's also useful for checking on tickets via our helpdesk, but I tend to pick them up via e-mail.

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    Mainly use my iPad for Angry Birds but also use PocketCloud for remote desktop / password resets and the service desk for logging jobs.

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