TAMPA, FL - Laptop or iPad? I'm receiving many requests from Ways 2 Save viewers in need of a PC wondering if the iPad is the way to go.
Many of the people who've contacted me are also under the impression that an iPad costs less than a fully-functional laptop. That's certainly not the case.
From what I gather, those of you contemplating an iPad to replace a laptop are considering the $399 iPad 2 or the new retina iPad that starts at $499. (I've ruled out the iPad Mini since it's too small to replace a PC).
For less than the price of the new retina iPad and the same price as the iPad 2, you can also buy a fully-loaded laptop.
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