Macbook Air 11" or iPad 2

I was thinking to buy a Macbook Air or iPad 2 but I really couldn't decide which one is for me, I own a iPod 3G and a old PC. I don't do heavy gaming and I don't use flash player, I like to type documents and print things but I will soon need something for school. i would like to have 1 or 2 movies, around 100 songs, my iPhone data, alot of Photos and documents. The only games I plan on having is getting a few light games such as Angry Birds and so. Please help, I appreciate it ;)

3 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Get a Macbook Air. Sure, it will run you a little more money, but it is worth it. An Ipad 2 for school will definitely not do as well compared to a full fledged computer. Also, if you are getting the lowest end Macbook Air, buy a flash drive or external hard drive to hold all of the extra files. If you are ordering it from the Apple website, upgrade the memory. 64 GB might not be enough if you plan on using it with lots of documents. Anyway, I hope you find what you are looking for!

    • Answered by Eddie H from Saint Augustine South
    • Dec 8, 2011
  • I recommend you to buy Macbook Air.If you still need extra storage, you may buy a external HDD. Macbook Air has a excellent battery life and performance.

    • Answered by Lee J
    • Dec 8, 2011
  • There is nothing that you need the iPad to do for you it cannot, or that the Macbook Air can do better. The iPad 2, or especially the new iPad, is the best gaming interface, web browsing interface, and almost everything else, because it is entirely a screen. The entire iPad IS whatever you tell it to show. I believe the new iPad has more processing power or graphics processing than the PS3 (it says in the Keynote for the new iPad, if anyone cares). Documents on Pages and Kenote look beautiful and are well worth their prices. Storage is in no way a barrier here. I did everything you described above on my iPad (with more movies, songs, and probably documents), and it was a 32 GB version of the original iPad. There are many apps specifically targeting students using the iPad, including many amazing notetaking and to-do apps that I have used and continue to use. (Some great ones are iStudiez Pro, MagicalPad, Pages, Keynote, Penultimate, and Reminders). Data and application options will definitly not be a problem for you on the iPad. Yes, there are a few things that you cannot do on an iPad, but very few, and your PC should take care of all of those. I am a huge supporter of the iPad, and after almost two years of having one have found many different ways to integrate it with everything that I do.

    • Answered by Chris M from Norfolk
    • Apr 17, 2012