should i get my teenager an iPad or laptop entering college

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    Hello. Definitely a laptop. The iPad lacks a keyboard. Although you can buy one that works with bluetooth (such as a ZAGG folio), it is not as sturdy as the built-in keyboards on a laptop. Although I like my iPad's features, I use my desktop computer for the heavy stuff - things that need to be typed, plus Quicken and Turbo Tax, written papers, spreadsheets, etc. The laptop also has internet, Skype, games, and all the other functions a teenager (or anyone) would like to do - except take photographs. For that, use a camera. :)

    Hope that helps.

    • Answered by Judy R from Bronx
    • Dec 21, 2012