Laptop Replacement Matt Gemmell
“The term usually crops up in the context of the iPad not being whatever it is the author is looking for… and no wonder. The phrase itself is strange, like you’re consciously considering replacing your laptop (implicitly with something else, otherwise you’d just upgrade to a newer laptop, surely), are assessing the iPad as a candidate, and you find that it is indeed an entirely different thing… but that’s somehow a deal breaker. So you want to potentially not use a laptop anymore, but you also want a computer that does all the same things as a laptop, in pretty much the same way. In which case, I think the computer you’re looking for is a laptop.”
Great article explaining why comparing an iPad to a laptop isn’t an equivalent comparison. I understand the inclination to compare an iPad to a laptop, but when you think about it, it’s an apples to oranges comparison.