molzam wrote:I have spent the last while searching up the debates about not bringing my laptop and only bringing an iPad. I read all sorts of answers saying that you need a laptop to watch dvd's or movies, or for work ( and some saying that you can't bring them into work), but I would like to know if it is possible to get by without a laptop. I have spent the last 2 years of University using only an iPad with no laptop, and I have gotten by fine with movies/music, skyping friends/family, writing papers/schoolwork, transferring and editing pictures, reading textbooks/books. Other than this, are there any other good reasons to have a laptop?
it comes down to personal preference, mainly.
living and working here hasn't really been that different from home in terms of technology for me.
i'm technically not supposed to bring/use my laptop at work, but my current school permits it/a JTE asked/assumed i would bring it to use for work. some schools have given me school laptops to work on, and others i've only been able to use one of the 1-2 communal desktops.
basically if you can create worksheets one your ipad and have some way to print those files without connecting to the school network, then you should be golden. ask your pred for more details on your specific school(s), of course, but even if you come with just the ipad and want a laptop later, you can totally buy one here (though depending on brand/OS preferences, you may run into limitations. Macs are easiest to deal with internationally, i think...)