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Nov 30 2010   10:36PM GMT

iPad or MacBook Air?

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So here is a question I have had a lot of people ask me. Should I buy an iPad or MacBook Air they ask? The first thing that goes through my head when this question is asked, is that they don’t really compare.

The reason for this is one is a tablet and one is a laptop and both have very different uses. I think the MacBook Air can be used from a day to day office productivity standpoint, or even for a home user or student, but the iPad is more of a geek gadget that can be used for very specific things.

Don’t get me wrong, I can do a lot of things I can normally do on my laptop on an iPad, but would I actually WANT to? Not likely. The iPad can be too kludgy for things like that.

So what’s my answer to the question? Get both! They are great devices in their own rights and server two different purposes, although their might be some overlap in between.

-RP

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