The answer depends on what you plan to do on your computer.
While we know many students will find that the iPad will cover most of their computing needs, others will need to purchase a computer with additional features. We find that many students take their iPad to class and around campus, and use their laptop in their residence hall or at home.
The iPad can do many of the same functions of a traditional computer, but there are specific software programs and tasks that will not work on iPad.
We recommend visiting Tech Hub if you are unsure whether you should purchase a laptop. They will use your major and hobbies to help determine if the iPad covers your needs or if an additional device would make sense.