1. cjhonney's Avatar
    Hey Everyone,

    Yes, I realize this has recently been done my the iMore gang but I'm asking a so please don't crucify me...

    This summer I'm beginning my grad work via an online program. I'll be doing the majority of school work at my home desktop but want to pick up something for remote light work. I'm between an iPad2/3 with a Zagg keyboard and a Macbook air .

    Opinions???

    Thanks!
    04-15-2012 04:09 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    I'd say get the computer, BUT it will be like twice the cost. If cost is an issue you can probably get by with the ipad/keyboard combo. Does it HAVE to be a Mac Book Air? You can get an Ultrabook a little bit cheaper, the Toshiba Portege and HP Folio are the best deals right now. (I have a Dell XPS 13 myself, but that is a little more expensive)
    04-15-2012 10:17 PM
  3. Alli's Avatar
    If you already have a pc at home, you can get away with an iPad for light chores. Keep in mind that unless your online course has been programmed for iOS use, you wouldn't be able to use the iPad to do things like upload content. There are some things that you wouldn't even be able to view. Our system uses something called "DigiDrive" and it requires Silverlight, so no iPad use, which is a big bummer.
    04-16-2012 07:51 AM
  4. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    As said, iPad doesn't necessarily work like a computer, but iPad is a lot cheaper than a Air. Pages works great on the iPad, if you mean that type of work; came in handy for me.
    04-19-2012 04:30 PM
  5. pkcable's Avatar
    I changed my mind, get the ipad and one of these.....

    http://www.imore.com/2012/04/27/ipad...d-kickstarter/
    04-27-2012 01:23 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD