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    I just got an Ipad from my wife, Can I use it to totally replace my laptop?

    I want to write, download and edit documents with MS word, excel power point etc. I also want to connect to projectors / tv and make presentations

    Are all these possible?
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    Congrats on the iPad and welcome to the forum!
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Yes all this is possible on an iPad!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help...shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
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    Hi Laja - welcome to the forum! :)

    As already stated, your wishes can be granted up to a point - :thumbs:

    Apple's iWorks offers equivalent programs to MS Office, but these iPad apps do not have the depth & functionality of their desktop equivalents (whether on a PC or a Mac); of course, there are other office suites that work on the iPad w/ plenty of discussion on the forum already in past years, so some searching will help.

    Also, using the iPad w/ a TV or projector is also possible; might require some addition adapter hardware, and again do a little searching here or googling on the web - many options exist.

    If not already done, my first suggestion if you plan to do a LOT of typing is to obtain a BT (bluetooth) keyboard - I own Apple's version but many others can be purchased. Good luck and let us know your progress!

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