Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 3:33 PM (in response to cmsandquist)
The iPad is great, but I would never have it as my *only* computer. Definitely go with a MacBook (Pro or Air).
Video editing and word processing will be very limited on the iPad, and it sounds like you'll want to upload stuff from a separate camera, which could be problematic as well. The other things you want to do will also be a pain without a reliable network.
If size and weight are an issue, you might consider a MacBook Air as a compromise. Except for the optical drive, it has all the functionality of the Pro, but the 11" is only slightly larger than an iPad.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 4:27 PM (in response to cmsandquist)
A couple of other things:
- Internet cafes in other parts of the world can have some pretty wonky authentication systems, that might not always play well with iOS. I've definitely been in places where my laptop would connect, but my iPhone wouldn't. This has probably improved.
- You may be in places where the only option is wired ethernet. This is built into Pro; if you get an Air, be sure to get a USB/ethernet adapter (cheap on eBay). I don't think there's a solution for this on iPad.