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Graduation Gift: iPad 2, HTC Flyer, or Asus Transformer

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Remember that iPad is fairly poor at creating art.

In fact, any TOUCH screen or more exacting "Capacitive touch screens" do not have the resolution for most artists. So if art creation is the goal, NONE of the above will do.

--> But if note taking is under consideration, the iPad has the app for that. Maybe we'll see something soon for the other platforms but today it's the iPad.

Be sure you are not expecting this to replace the laptop.
Bob

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iPad2 Would be My Choice

The iPad2 would most likely serve you better due to the fact that developers have created so many art/photo/graphics related apps for the system. Also, the iPad interface is so elegant, the apps activate almost immediately and getting around the OS is very easy. Of course, if you like more of a Wild West feel, an Android tablet would be a better match. There are also many apps out and coming down the pike for Android, but for the ease of use and sheer elegance (which I think is important - being a photographer myself), to me, the iPad2 would be my first choice. BUT remember: you'll most likely be using computers in a lab situation is my guess, so relying on a tablet for your heavy lifting would not be wise.

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