IPad or Notebook?

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I want to use Garage Band to make a music CD with solo piano, and I'm trying to figure out which Mac product I need. I thought an IPad was the right choice, even though I realize the GB app for IPad doesn't have as many tracks and instruments as GB on a notebook. But then I researched the Mac Book Air and wonder if it might be the right choice. Has anyone had any experience with this and perhaps some words of wisdom?
 
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If its going to be your only device for creation I have to say, go with the Air. I love the iPad as a content consumption device, but a full notebook is better for content creation.

I have an iPad 2 right now, and use my Mac Mini or everything else. The laptop (probably a Pro) will be ordered next week.
 
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My daughter has a MacBook Pro and she loves it. I could use it for recording but she is away at college. Thanks for your help; I appreciate it.
 

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You get more computer for your dollar with the MBP over the MBA. We have both. The MBA is a wonderful notebook, but unless you need (or really want) the ultra-slim form factor, the MBP is a much better choice.
 
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Hmm...depends on your other needs. If you aren't heavy on your typing and don't mind a more limited device, go for the iPad. If you do want a KEYBOARD, I suggest the air. However, the air is essentially a netbook-category device, priced at $1,000--I consider this an overpriced machine to be honest with you.
 
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Thanks everyone....sounds like I need to get a MacBookPro and then pass it on to my son in grad school after I finish with the recording...He will be happy! Thanks again.
 

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