If you’re not sure about whether to get a MacBook or an iPad, don’t worry, we’re here to help. Here we go through the key elements of what a MacBook or iPad can and can’t do, so you can make an informed decision as to which device is right for you.
The first thing you need to know about MacBooks and iPads is that they are two completely different computers. A MacBook is an Apple laptop. MacBooks are generally among the bestlaptops you can buy. iPads as you probably know are Apple’s take on the tablet PC, and very good tablets at that.
We should make it very clear that an iPad, as good as it is, cannot be used as a laptop replacement. For example, iPads cannot be used to watch a DVD or to burn CDs, also they are limited in terms of multitasking or doing any sort of work that requires a lot of processingpower. Editing videos for example is an area where an iPad would struggle, but a MacBook would excel. Even word processing on am iPad is a chore – you’d probably want a hardware keyboard, for a start.
One final thing that you should remember is that there are different types of MacBooks and iPads. On a very loose scale, each MacBook and iPad does roughly the same thing, however there are significant differences that are worth considering. Don’t worry, we’ll cover the differences between each MacBook and iPad model in the sections below.