Ipad keyboard or macbook..

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  1. couture91

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    Have an iPad n I just wanted to know if I just buy a keyboard will it work almost the same as a laptop or is my best bet just to get a MacBook.. I just need something for school to type my papers on.
     
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    It's funny that you're asking this, last night I took my dell's desktop bluetooth keyboard and almost all keys worked on the iPad. Even the volume knob and media keys worked without a hitch.

    When typing on it, it felt really nice, like a small little netbook. But with this said, that means you could probably get any keyboard to your comfort.

    In addition to this, you can get Documents To Go, which is a full fledge document editor, and there's Pages from Apple too. If you jailbreak your iPad and install the BTstacks, you can use bluetooth mouse too. Unfortunately the mouse wheel doesn't work, the mouse cursor works like a finger touch pretty much when the button is pressed. I'm starting classes too, and I need to participate in my class discussions and will be using the bluetooth keyboard and mouse as a netbook. Adequate enough for me. The screen maybe small, but the text is vivid enough.
     
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    Oo thank you because I was really thinking y couldn't I just buy a keyboard n just use my iPad..
     
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    There are a number of excellent choices available. In addition to the Apple Wireless Keyboard ($70), the Microsoft 6000 Bluetooth Portable Keyboard ($32) is an EXCELLENT choice. Slightly larger than the AWK but very durable, full size keys, and ergonomically curved. I've used one with a laptop for a couple of years and it works like a charm with the iPad.

    Targus also has a new keyboard ($44) that has excellent specs and a form factor very similar to the AWK. And I don't know if there's a fire sale going on at HP, but the bluetooth keyboard introduced with the late lamented (or unlamented) HP tablet should also work very well.
     
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    Just get a MacBook...it will make your work easy.
     
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    Cool! I want to get one of these keyboards for comfort.
     
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    Yes...

    Macbook is best and definitely it is very easy and comfortable in its used. Its a user friendly machine...
     
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    The problem with the iPad is that it does not have iTunes or a way to sync the iPhone to back that up. W/out these, an iPad would be worthless in regards to not needing a computer over an iPad. Now if the iPad could do these two things, then I wouldn't need my MacBook because honestly, all I do is web browse with it (other than iTunes, that is ;) )

    After having my Macbook for about a month now, I can honestly say that I have completely forgotten all about the iPad. My Macbook is a portable version of my iMac and I'm sure the iPad isn't going to be able to hold up against it. I'm really starting to feel like the iPad is going to be nothing but an oversized iPod Touch. I'll wait for the 2nd version maybe they'll get it right next time.
     
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    Actually, from Apple's point of view they got it right this time. They're not interested in cannibalizing their PC sales by moving people "down" to iPads. They're interested in (and have been very successful at) moving consumers "up" from the iPod Touch (whose sales have dropped 20% compared to last year) to the iPad.
     
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