The perfect laptop replacement - The Apple iPad Air 2019 / iPad Pro 2018


The Apple iPad Air (2019 version) is an amazingly powerful device. I will show you why it has become a laptop replacement for me and why it will be my travel laptop from now on.

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20 replies
  1. Bruce Richwine
    Bruce Richwine says:

    Well why not just use your phone for almost everything you speak of. Majority of people surf the net or do social media. No reason to buy an expensive tablet just because you might need something occasionally. Travis your argument actually supports why not to buy one. For your workflow it makes sense, but for the majority it makes no sense since they have a larger phone screen already.

  2. Eric Newberry
    Eric Newberry says:

    Planning on jumping in to unfamiliar waters. And give IOS a try this year. Been a Android user since the begining. Did try iPhone back when the 4s came out. Time to see how much it's changed.

  3. Sergio Casino
    Sergio Casino says:

    Just love the iPad …
    Had about 6 of them and love my 11 inch Pro.

    I don't understand how they brought out any devices that still use the lightning port, it's a pain … And 2020 should be USB C for all Apple devices, period !
    The experience with the dedicated apps is just great, I love it.

    Do wish to see some updates for IpadOS and it would be perfect.

  4. pieman192
    pieman192 says:

    Got rid of my Samsung notebook in 2011 when I got my iPad 2 . The wife and myself have never used anything else since . Not owned a P.C. Or laptop since that time and are currently both using iPad Pro’s 11 inch ….

  5. pat
    pat says:

    I write and surf the web and do emails. I need a trackpad. I have an iPad, but I had to get a Chromebook for travel and everyday use. iPad is awesome, app store is incredible, but not having full trackpad integration is a real hindrance for me. That USB-C speed comparison is insane.

  6. Will Newcomb
    Will Newcomb says:

    Last year I replaced both my laptop and iPad with Huawei Matebook X Pro and iPad Air 3. I'm retired so I don't have any 'work' to do and yes I can do pretty much everything on the iPad. But somethings aren't as great. I'm in China and learning Chinese so use RosettaStone. It's far better on the laptop.and browser experience is far better too. But somethings are better on the ipad/iPhone: my Chinese dictionary Pleco for example.

    I have a Logitech Smart Folio keyboard which sounds just like yours, but more expensive! I use an Apple pencil and love it.

  7. Ronald Brown
    Ronald Brown says:

    I need my laptop to be compatible with a wide variety of software and peripherals, not just what Apple wants me to have. I need browser support that is not limited. I need a device that does not require me to add dongles to use it properly. I am a music professional, I need to run full versions of DAWS. I need this and a ton more that an iPad cannot handle in its current form. But nice try with your recent push to spread the apple narrative. One company will never be able to fill everyone's needs. This is my inherent problem with apple and its echo system, it pretends it can be. Apple makes quality, overpriced gadgets, but make no mistake, despite claims to the contrary, you can get the same experiences elsewhere for less!

  8. Kevin Davis
    Kevin Davis says:

    Great video, thanks.
    I'm waiting to see what Apple releases in March 2020 to replace my 2017 iPad Pro 12.9".

    I'm hoping for an iPad Air 4 or new 2020 Pro's sooner rather than later.

  9. Tamz Hamz
    Tamz Hamz says:

    interesting! i have been considering this. does the browser open up like a regular browser on a laptop or is mobile view? i do a lot of screen recording with voice over. can you connect a microphone via usb? will it accept it recognise it?

  10. Jwoy
    Jwoy says:

    I picked up the 10.2 iPad along with the apple keyboard and Apple Pencil in December. I have turned this into my full time laptop replacement. I have been able to use Microsoft apps to sync all my work and use the pencil for everything to edit/calendar and is basically a mouse replacement as well. I have enjoyed the experience so far and have not missed my laptop yet at all.

  11. Yunus Kara
    Yunus Kara says:

    I have been using an iPad since 5 years as a laptop replacement. There were some very rare occasions I needed a laptop but other than that, I never regretted using an iPad. Only time I really need a laptop, windows or Mac is when I have to do data analysis using SPSS or R. Tablets cannot run those programmes.


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