High School student: MacBook Air or iPad 3?

Heeeey, I've used my iPad 1 for a while now for school (it's getting VERY slow) so i think it's time to change. I will need something that can be used as a work machine as i go to the library in the city after school before going home. I've found that my ipad has been a bit clumsy to write essays do powerpoints etc, however this may be because it's very old in apple terms hahaha. This doesn't need to be my primary machine as i have an imac at home, however i get most of my work done in the library (i cant concentrate on my work at home) i also like to get work done whenever i'm travelling for that matter. i do use the ipad as a personal device a lot and i can see myself using the 3g capabilities heaps! (no 4g in australia) I have enjoyed the long battery life of the ipad and the very portable feel about it. Our school also has a tablet program (they give you androids, i replaced those no-goes with my ipad) so i've used it for that as well (textbooks etc), i've seen people in my school using airs though. Advice appreciated :)

3 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    You will find the Air much more sutible since it has a faster processor and more memory. The buillt in keyboard is also a plus and not much bulkier that the IPad. Bigger screen also helpful.

    • Answered by Richard D from Hemet
    • 24-Aug-2012
  • Get a Macbook Air. iPad is awesome, but not as good as the Mac.

    • Answered by Blaz S
    • 28-Jul-2012
  • I have the iPad 3, and though it's excellent for portability, but if you already own the first iPad, expand your collection with the MacBook. You can definetly get a lot accomplished with it.

    • Answered by Emily A from Marysville
    • 29-Jul-2012