Really, what is a computer? Aren’t the things in our pockets like mini-microcomputers?
Some people still say an iPad or Chromebook can’t replace their MacBook or Windows laptop; others say yes it can. Really, it all depends on your workflow. If you want to upgrade your device and delve deeper into the iOS ecosystem, a basic iPad will do.
I just need something to cover the basics—email, web browsing, basic document editor, utilize social media, compose blog posts, play my mobile games, basic photo and web editing. While I have an iPad Air for that extra power boost, any base iPad or Chromebook (if you’re into the Android ecosystem) will do.
A base iPad, which is often as low as $250 new in some places, plus a keyboard will still be cheaper than almost any new Windows PC. Is it still a laptop replacement, though?
I think Chromebooks and iPads are not just computer-like, they are fully equivalent to computers now; not just laptop-alternatives, but laptop replacements. It’s not fair that bare-bone, low-end laptops are still considered laptops, but more powerful devices like these are still not considered such. Just as we have “desktop replacement laptops”, I think these make excellent “laptop replacement tablets”. What do you think?
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I agree! It always depends on what you’re looking for in use of technology. As a school teacher, I can do 95% of my job using just my iPad, but there are sites that I use that require a laptop, and that is the only reason I have a laptop. To be honest, I used to purchase the following: cell phone, iPad, and macbook. However, with the release of the iPad Pro, I have decided that I don’t need to purchase a macbook because most of what I do, I can do right of my iPad. Luckily, the school provided a macbook for certified teachers. LOL