iPad/Ipad Air


I have a friend in sales who wins a lot of tech gadgets.  She has a new/in the box Ipad Air.  I can get it very "reasonably".  I am a naturalist/guide in Alaska and  travel a lot.  Always looking to lighten my airport/travel load.  I was thinking of getting the Ipad as a travel replacement for my laptop.  I know nothing about them/Ipads.  I have a new Lenovo Ultrabook.  All I really do is surf, email and stream Netflix or Couchtuner.  Can an Ipad do these things?  Would it make a reasonable laptop/pc replacement for my travels?  I am hesitant to go Apple because of the IMHO overly/quickly built-in obsolescence factor.

George, yes the iPad will be able to do all of those things listed above and more. An iPad will be a better choice because it is lighter than a computer and will get much better battery life than any computer. You can even get a case that includes a Bluetooth keyboard so you can type just like a real computer on your iPad. One thing I reccomend is getting a lifeproof case for your iPad that will make it completely waterproof so you can bring it with you everywhere and not worry about it getting wet.  Yes there is a new iPad that comes out every year,but remember that technology advances every day,so a computer you buy today will already be outdated next month. So at least with Apple you have a year between product cycles.  One thing to note is apple does update their older iPads with the new software it just may miss a few features.

I hope this helps,you will not go wrong with an iPad. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask.  


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