Ipad Vs Macbook
The MackBook Air comes with an 11 inch screen. This made customers wonder whether it is wise to buy a little Apple laptop or an iPad. The best way to find out the right answer for this dilemma is to take a closer look at the specifications and only after that to buy the right device. A confrontation between iPad and MacBook is quite appealing.
Let’s start with the beginning. Both devices are Apple products, so they are definitely high performance products. When it comes to their measures, the Air has 11.8 inch width and 7.56 inch depth and weights 2.3 pounds while the iPad comes with 7.47 inch width weighting only 1.6 pounds. The keyboards that equip these Apple products are another aspect that should be taken into consideration when you want to choose between these two devices. If the MacBook features a full-size physical keyboard that has all 78 keys, four directional arrows and 12 function keys, the iPad comes with a touchscreen keyboard which can be paired with another portable keypad.
But the most important aspect of the battle iPad vs MacBook refers to the software available on both devices. Actually, the battle is between iOS and OS X, the operating systems that run on these devices. The iPad uses the well known iOS which means a wide variety of applications for you to choose from. You will have some issues when it comes to importing and exporting different files between your PC and your iPad. On the other hand, the MacBook Air has the full OS X file management system which allows you to switch files using the USB flash driver. In addition, you will be able to install the Office for Mac 2011 using the optical drive sharing feature. But, all in all, both devices have the ability to play your iTunes music and offer you the possibility to access online music services like Pandora. Regarding the games, the iPad offers an easier access to your favorite games such as Angry Birds, Madden NFL or Bejeweled.
I can’t forget about the connectivity, both devices support Wi-Fi connection and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. Unfortunately, the only thing that makes the difference is the lack of the 3G data connection on the MacBook, but you will find it on the iPad. But, you will be able to use the MiFi mobile hotspot installed on the Air. Regarding the price, the MacBook Air is available for a price that varies between $999 and $1,199 while the iPad is a little cheaper for a price ranging between $499 and $829.
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