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Right now I'm saving up for a MacBook Air, but now I'm not sure if I should get that, or an iPad. I have about $440 saved up. I don't really do that much intense stuff (but maybe every now and again).

Mostly I would use it for games and YouTube videos; what should I do? I want the iPad because it's cheaper and yet still cool, but I really need my own computer plus there are a lot of things online that a computer can do that an iPad can't. And if an iPad, which gen?

P.S. Right now I only have an iPhone 4S but I previously had an iPod 4 and never had an iPad or Mac of any kind.

asked Feb 23 '13 at 19:59

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(Feb 24 '13 at 06:10) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

Some key tasks can be done on the iPad

answered Feb 24 '13 at 21:37

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If you "really need" your own computer then save up for a mac if you want a mac. iPads are nice but as a student they are not handy. At least for me they are not. If you really want an iPad wait for the next-gen to come out, rumoured in summer to come out.

Overall though, get the mac. You are better off, especially if you need a computer

answered Feb 24 '13 at 21:40

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It really depends on what docs and apps you use, in my college there's few people that have a Tablet different to an iPad, it really helps me out when textbooks are left and writing docs down

(Feb 24 '13 at 21:42) Juancastim135 Juancastim135's gravatar image

Yes it does depend, I'm more biased towards pen(cil) and paper. I find it less distracting. Most people I see with tablets often get distracted from it. I'm not saying everyone does but a lot of people that I have observed do. Often I get asked to see notes and what not

(Feb 24 '13 at 21:48) Kal Kal's gravatar image

That's note taking, but gaming and all of that stuff iPad is better

(Feb 24 '13 at 23:05) Juancastim135 Juancastim135's gravatar image

Yes, but games work well on the Air as well. ( depending on the games obviously). As far as better? That's subjective. I personally am not a fan of mobile games. At first I was but as time went on I could really care less about mobile games. Sure a few here and there is nice but I can live without it

(Feb 24 '13 at 23:25) Kal Kal's gravatar image

Mobile gaming is taking market share from console gaming, of 10 gamers, 6-7 are playing mobile games, that really depends on which Games you're used to play, iOS and android have some great games

(Feb 25 '13 at 16:32) Juancastim135 Juancastim135's gravatar image
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