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Ipad verses Macbook

I'm helping my Mom in choosing between an Ipad or a Macbook.
From what I can tell, the Ipad would be more portable, and maybe easier to use because she currently has an Iphone, and the Ipad seems to use the same OS.
The Macbook might be easier if she is going to be sending lots of email, or if she uses it for work documents such as excel, or word, because of the keyboard. I realize that the Ipad would have a "virtual" keyboard, but most people I talk to say the virtual keyboard isn't as good as the real thing.
Also, from looking at the apple store, definitely, you could have more storage on the Macbook, which would be important if she has a lot of pictures, for instance.
The Ipad is cheaper, and you can get it with the cellular feature, however, since she has an iphone, couldn't she just use the iphone as the cellular device to connect to the internet? Also, wouldn't using the iphone as a "hot spot" work with the Macbook too?
Finally my bigger question, is - is there anything I am missing in comparing the two?
One more thing - is there a keyboard for the Ipad that you could plug into a USB port?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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ok, just really quick though, is there a keyboard for the Ipad that can be plugged in via USB?
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so it seems like if she needs more power and storage, go with the Macbook, and if not, go with the Ipad
I can't think of too many reasons why you need more power. I'm pretty sure she is mostly going to email, work on documents, and maybe some web stuff. So I bet she won't need a lot of power. Maybe storage could be an issue, but right now I don't think so.
Therefore, I think I'm leaning towards the Ipad.
Christopher Horridge

I have the 64GB one and it is more than large enough.  If she is doing simple email and word processing then I would agree it looks more like the iPad also.  

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Thanks for the help.