I love my iPad, but honestly you get the most functionality from a laptop. To make my iPad ‘fully functional’ I’ve bought a case/keyboard combo that mimicks a laptop (ZaggFolio is the one I have)
If you do little more than e-mailing etc, then a tablet might serve, but even some of the good apps are very limited in what they can do. With a tablet you often end up coming up with work arounds to make apps fit in with your work network while the various IT departments can better understand and deal with laptops.
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