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iPad2 college worthy?

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cathy a.f. Calculating status...
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Jul 8, 2011 7:32 PM

Would an ipad2 be a good alternative to a laptop, as i am looking to buy something for college?

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  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,290 points)
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    Jul 8, 2011 7:32 PM (in response to cathy a.f.)

    It is certainly not a replacement for a computer at all.

     

    It works as an extension of your computer.

     

    I would never consider it as a replacement for an actual computer of any kind.

  • PogoPossum Level 4 Level 4 (2,505 points)
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    Jul 8, 2011 8:11 PM (in response to cathy a.f.)

    The word processing is very light compared to what you will likely need for college courses - no footnotes, for instance. The iPad is a great complement to a full computer, would be fantastic to carry around campus, but odds are you will need a full computer to rely on.

  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,290 points)
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    Jul 8, 2011 8:13 PM (in response to cathy a.f.)

    cathy a.f. wrote:

     

    Hmmm. My main uses for it would be word processing, internet connection.

    I would think that the ipad would be a big mistake as a replacement for a computer.

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    Jul 9, 2011 4:20 AM (in response to cathy a.f.)

    I want purchase an ipad to take to class as well.  Mac laptop took a beating over the summer, not to mention being heavy.  My question, will the ipad allow me to create docs (papers), take notes, edit and provide the general functions of a laptop until I get home and sync it? if so, what apps are the best for the money?

     

    Thanks

  • PogoPossum Level 4 Level 4 (2,505 points)
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    Jul 9, 2011 4:22 AM (in response to holleytritt)

    Yes, perfect for that. There are many apps you could look at - I recommend Evernote (cloud based notebook app) and, if you want hand-written notes with a stylus, WritePad. 

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