Salarymen stick with laptops over iPads

When Yuta Moriya was offered Apple Inc.’s 613-gram iPad by his employer last summer, he envisioned a future free of lugging his laptop around for client visits. He was wrong.

"I used to have to carry my laptop, a charger and some brochures," said Moriya, 29, a used-car salesman at Tokyo-based Gulliver International Co. "After the iPad, I carried the iPad, a charger for the iPad, the laptop, the charger for the laptop and the brochures."

Salarymen like Moriya are reluctant to embrace iPad tablets, the fastest-growing segment in the computer industry, because they aren’t light enough or functional enough to replace laptops in Japan.

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One Reply to “Salarymen stick with laptops over iPads”

  1. The greatest drawback of the iPad is its on-screen keypad.  Small, cumbersome and difficult to pick out individual letters, the on-screen keypad makes the iPad so much more slower to interface with than a traditional laptop.

    Until voice recognition is straightforward, reliable and easy to use, there will always be a mass of people who are reluctant to give up the convenience of their laptops for the iPad “revolution”.

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