Will an iPad Replace My Laptop?

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Just read the article about Outlook Express.

I too, have an older laptop. Since I only use it for e-mails, browsing the web and games, would you suggest that I get an Ipad to replace my old laptop?

Many friends have one and seem happy with them.

Thanks so much for all of your helpful hints and info.

Sincerely, Joanne

Dear Joanne,

An iPad would certainly replace your old laptop for email, web and games. I use mine all the time for those three things.

I already use Gmail for my email program on my computer, so I downloaded the free Gmail app for my iPad and use that in place of the apple email app that came with the iPad.

I also use the Chrome browser from Google, and also installed the Chrome app for my iPad.

As far as games goes, there is an abundance of games on the apple app store. To save time (and money) I use an app called, Apps Gone Free which gives me a list of apps every day that are free for a limited time. I have found quite a few great apps that I would have never thought to search for just browsing through the app store.

Printing from your iPad might be tricky to set up depending on what you have for a printer, but I don’t print as much now that I have my iPad because I can carry the information with me much easier right on the tablet.



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