The Vine: July 13, 2012
I'm going back to college soon and I'm seriously considering getting an iPad for school. I have never owned an iPad, nor any Apple product aside from my iPhone (which I love because it's so easy to use), but what appeals to me is the size and weight, cloud storage, battery life and what I have heard about e-books for the iPad.
I have a desktop at home, but it is a PC. Would this be a big problem as far as transferring things from one to the other? I'm not worried about typing long papers and such on the iPad because I do have my desktop at home for that. Also, dear Nation, if you do recommend the iPad, should I buy the 2 or the 3?
Mostly I worry about functionality and I worry that getting an iPad instead of a notebook or laptop might turn out to be the wrong move. If it helps, I plan to get a master's degree in social work, and the university does not seem to advise students to get one thing over another. I think I'd probably mostly need it for notes, PDFs, Powerpoint, reading, maybe a bit of annotating and such. I'm willing to get a keyboard for it as typing on the screen might drive me crazy.
I can finally switch between calls without hanging up on the first caller!
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