Should I have an iPad? If so, which one and why?
As a seventy-four year old wannabee techno-geek, I'm evermore bewildered by the variety of tablet computers becoming available, not to mention the vast amount of information relating to them to be found on the many discussion websites and forums dedicated to their use.
The iPad's shortcomings include, I understand, the absence of USB connections and a CD/DVD slot, and the inability to play flash video (which I use quite a bit). As a long-time user of a Windows laptop, I'd find these deficiencies a handicap. There is the original iPad, which, I believe, is still available in more than one generation, and, of course, now the iPad Mini, all with their different specs. I'm too old to spend a long time looking into all this stuff.
In my spare time, I draw and paint, and try to play a keyboard. Most of my time I on the web is spent in dealing with emails, general surfing, running Photoshop and other specialist (mainly financial) software, and viewing videos of painters and keyboard players at work; and the usual family photos, of course.
My wife, who has her own laptop, uses the computer for general surfing, ordering groceries and other shopping, and for Facebook stuff.
Neither of us need to do any of this on the move.
My question is: would we gain much by getting an iPad. and, if so which one would suit us best?
All responses will be greatly appreciated,