Originally Posted by thenewyear
Thanks for any input anyone can offer. I'm treading carefully as I don't actually own the iPad yet and don't want to make an expensive mistake.
Try borrowing an iPad to try it out if that's an option. And also, an iPad is pretty versatile so you can use it for far more than just an extra display monitor! Touch OSC, V-Control Pro... And don't forget to put your videos/reel on it as well! Also put a couple of games on it and you've got an automatic babysitter as well.
The main issue with the lag is that it is not quite consistent though, sometimes it gets longer, sometimes it's pretty snappy, I guess that's because it varies on how much the wifi is being used here. It's definitely no real substitute for a dedicated live room monitor or projector, but for some small bits and pieces it'll do you fine.
If you're getting a retina iPad, it'll look gorgeous, I'm using an older iPad 2 so that's why I have a resolution drop.