Being honest a well thought out and programmed App makes the operation of these bits of kit wirelessly via an iPad pretty seamless, with no lack on the App's part to convey critical information or allow direct control (and believe me when you're responsible for the live sound of a broadcast going out to three or four million you don't trust to a piece of kit on a whim!!!!!). In fact I have friends who are pilots who rely on the mapping information presented to them and my better half works with surgeons who use smart devices to access medical imaging.
Sorry. I obviously was not sufficiently clear in my Reply #524.
I did not mean to imply that the computing power in a phone or a tablet is incapable of supporting sophisticated programs.
I was just wondering, if people are perfectly happy using a phone or a tablet for a computing task, why are they more reluctant to use a PC or laptop for an equivalent task (assuming, of course that portability is not essential). It seems to me that many people don't realize that phones and tablets are powerful computers.