Should I bring an iPad with me instead of a laptop for studying abroad in Sweden? (Part 1)

Episode 894 (1:27:59)

Rachel from Los Angeles, CA
iPad 2

Tablets are light and portable, but Leo doesn't think they're great for doing schoolwork. Leo would suggest bringing her laptop even though it's heavy.

The other alternative is to get a Wi-Fi iPad (3rd generation) for $499, and get the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard for $100. This will give her a physical keyboard, and when she puts the iPad into it, it actually looks a lot like a laptop. She could get along fine with the iPad 2 for $399 if she wanted to save some money.