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    Hello Mark mate. Have a look at an IPad they are so intuitive to use that after a short time with one you won’t go back to a windows. My son has a phd and uses a windows machine as it’s supplied by his company but away from work he much prefers Apple.

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    I'm another apple fanboy - I have to use Windows for work (incidentally in the IT industry and for a major corporate vendor), but for everything else I use apple (phones, iPad, iMac, Apple Watch - the whole eco system).

    To me as others have said it sounds like an iPad would do the job perfectly... downside whilst intuitive it may take a little time to get used to, and cost. On the plus side apple kit can last a very longtime my Mac book pro has only just been replaced after 11+ years, if you have any other Apple items the interaction now is getting seamless and very very good.

    Now the opposing view - if you wish to stay with windows for what you are doing a very basic entry level laptop, or even a Chromebook would probably suffice and be more cost effective initially but will get outdated quicker and more like need greater management and interaction from yourself.

    HTH - there is a lot more that could be discussed but trying to keep options down for you.

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    Several manufacturers are now calling their tablets “laptop replacements”. It’s not hard to see why given how powerful for example Apples M1 iPad Pro is. Battery life on them is also far better than the average laptop.

    Since the introduction of the M1 chip some windows users have been dipping their toes into the Apple ecosystem by purchasing a Mac Mini, used with their existing monitor and keyboard etc.

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    Hmmm. Here I thought I would be in the minority sitting in the orchard.

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    I guess I am halfway in the orchard, I have an iPhone.New Laptop Query.
    I did not realise so many people had Apple.

    I have thought about an Apple lappie but was put off by the price.
    The reason I want a laptop is when I go away I can watch DVDs in bed when everyone else is asleep, it is too clod for me down south at night even in summer.
    I will look at the iPads etc .

    Another operating system I have heard a little about is Linux, any pros and cons about this?


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    You really need to get an ipad into your hands to see if it suits your needs Mark and where you live I assume there might not be a shop within easy reach? You certainly as far as I'm aware can't attach an external DVD player to an ipad though I'm sure there will be a hook up contraption around somewhere.

    Just to clarify my situation, I have an iphone 12 mini and an ipad but I really don't like the latter and will only use it when I absolutely have to, my recent laptop cost less than the ipad, has 2 hard drives, 4 usb inc C type< SD card reader so I can save and read to external Hard drives, flash drives, DVD and whatever else I want, you can't do that with a normal ipad without jumping through hoops or using wifi / bluetooth so unless comunicating with other Apple products it's a pita as far as I'm concerned. The screen size, even the pro is smaller than I want and I prefer a keyboard and mouse. You don't have to run Windows on a PC and there are several simpler options including Linux which work very well.

    I'd stress that I'm not arguing with anyone, the above is my personal preference only and the reason when we go away I always carry my laptop in preference to my ipad. The closest Mac I could get compared to my PC in March btw was more than twice the price and I looked very carefully at all options, if I wanted to spend that much more I'd rather have spent the extra on tools.
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    Just another thought, Couple of years ago I had to spend 3 weeks in Darwin after a doc dug a hole in my head, I spent most of the time stuck in a motel room watching DVDs, I know in the future I will have to go through the same thing again.
    I find Darwin a boring place, some people love it not me.
    I suffered severe shed withdrawal symptoms while I was up there.

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    I watch films and other programmes on my iPad Pro 10.5Ē quite a bit, normally through a streaming service. Actually, if Iím using my iPad Mini watching stuff its nearly equivalent to our 50Ē TV at the distance I sit to it comparative to how close I hold the iPad.

    I canít imagine taking DVDís around with me, do people really do that?! You do need an adapter to connect hard drives and other USB devices to an iPad but itís only a cable with a socket on it so not much different to plugging in a cable to a laptop. Seriously though, so much stuff is WiFi and Bluetooth enabled thereís not so much need for cabled stuff anymore.

    Tablets of all different types have really eaten into laptop sales, thereís a reason for that. This is an old article but you get the idea.

    Apple says the iPad is outselling every laptop on the market

     
     

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