The iPad changed everything. With at least 15 million units sold so far, Apple clearly dominates the growing tablet market. And all the hype has definitely got the attention of businesses and executives, particularly thanks to Apple ads touting the iPad as a productivity tool. In fact, in a recent ChangeWave survey, 7 percent of business IT buyers said they currently provide employees with tablets, with another 14 percent reporting purchases of slates to be imminent.
Of those 7 percent currently using tablets for work, 38 percent are using them to replace their laptop and 69 percent are very satisfied with the iPad.
The numbers make a pretty compelling argument for trading in your laptop for an iPad, but how well does the tablet handle day-to-day computing tasks? I set out on an experiment, using the iPad to do nearly all of my work for one week. Find out how I fared.