1. louisfutbol's Avatar
    My computer broke and now I am looking for a new computer which would be a MacBook Air but I thought maybe a iPad Air 2 64GB would do. I am a 8th grader so cost is a big deal for me. Please tell me what you think I buy. I would need to do homework on the device such as researching, math (and there is app for the iPad) and write documents and presentations on google docs and slides. I would also want to do some browsing, watch videos on YouTube,photo editing and light video editing/making (no rendering). Please tell me if iPad Air 2 64GB would be enough or should I just spend the extra 500 dollars and get the MacBook Air. Thanks.
    11-16-2015 08:53 PM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Get a keyboard and you should be able to get away with using your iPad. You'll probably want to make sure you have an AirPrint compatible printer so printing up papers and research documents.
    11-16-2015 09:03 PM
  3. robertk328's Avatar
    As much as I hate to say it, I agree with @DevilishBanker.

    My only reservations would be photo editing and how much you do. I find it a lot easier to do with a mouse but I may do more editing than you're talking about. If you're just doing the usual stuff that you would do with your phone then you're ok with the iPad

    Personally I couldn't do with "just an iPad" but that's me. If your needs can be fulfilled with iOS then save that $500 for something else!

    Either way you go, enjoy it and be sure to hang around here at iMore!
    11-16-2015 09:22 PM
  4. twopinstudio's Avatar
    Personally if budget is the issue can consider a Macbook(last gen) with HDD and CD ROM. Cost less than macbook air anyway
    11-23-2015 06:09 AM

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