Dear iPad Community:
We are happy to have a forum such as this to reach out to iPad users. We are a big Apple family (2 iPhones, 2 iMacs, 1 MacBook and 2 iPods).
We are traveling to China in the near future and are trying to decide whether to purchase an iPad or MacBook Air to take with us as the MacBook will be too heavy to cart around. The main intent is to keep in contact with home, elderly parents etc., and be able to upload / edit our photos. Our travels will take us to Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guilin, Yangtsee and Lee river, Hong Kong and a few other places.
We are concerned about service capabilities, ability and cost to operate, weight (do we need addition devices, cables, connectors, etc), security (don't want a new device stolen or appropriated by authorities), and general functionality.
Any commentary you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so very much,