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    can an ipad replace your computer?
    I'm going to buy a 10 inch ipad once my latest laptop dies, which is like the 4th or 5th PC I've gone through over the past 9 years. I don't need 99 percent of PC's programs, and Tablets are much less prone to break with them having no moving parts. It will be my one and only "computer", and I just want to know, has anyone here done this, and can this idea work?

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    This subject has been discussed ad nauseam here and in the most popular Mac magazines. While an iPad can do many things, it's not a substitute for a computer. Go to the MacWorld Magazine web site and enter a search on the same subject. There have been several articles which show the many ways an iPad can be used as a computer but the overall conclusion was as I pointed out.

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    The iPad is great for surfing the web, checking emails, checking your social status and perhaps playing a few lame games but that is pretty much it. I do like traveling with it for sure. Depends on you and how you use a computer. But there is no way I could live with just an iPad as cool as it may be.

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    That's all I use my laptop for. Always have.

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    Apart from what the top 2 posters have said, i have found Apps for my iPad Mini, for EVERY App i use on my Mac the most, and if need be, i could use my iPad Mini as a do all Device.
    Taking nothing away from the Mac lineup (I couldnt live without my MBP, now i have a 256GB SSD in the Optical Bay) if you needed to, with dropbox, and all the Google tools, out there, it can be done, but having a iPad Mini and a 2012 i7 13" MBP you have the best of both worlds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by circa81 View Post
    That's all I use my laptop for. Always have.
    If that is all you do then perhaps just having an iPad would work for you. Since it will be your only computer I would get one with plenty of storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by circa81 View Post
    That's all I use my laptop for. Always have.
    Then maybe you've always been using your laptop like an iPad...rather than a iPad like a laptop (even before there were iPads)!

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    In addition to all the consumption (audio, video, e-mail) that you can do on the iPad, using the iWork and other related tools and things like Copy/DropBox and iCloud, you could even create documents/spreadsheets and so on..

    The iPad (and tablets in general) can do quite a lot these days. The caveat is that you have to be a particular type of computer user (which you seem to be)..

    So have at it..
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