I was very fascinated with the iPad when it debuted in 2010. I remember taking a 2 hour train ride to China town in Boston just to get one for myself. The Ipad cost me $1,000 since it was scarce at the time. Four years down the line and I still use the same iPad. Not that the one I use is still super cool or that the newer models are not good enough, it’s just that I have found no functional use of it for the kind of work I do.
I am an accountant who does a lot of work using spreadsheets and other Microsoft programs. I also like to blog a lot especially with a key pad on a widescreen. The iPad for me is probably good for surfing the web which I mostly do with my cellphone anyway. Even those suck this days!!!
If you are going to get an iPad for you kid, you must ask yourself first what you want your kid to do with it. Is it to help with his or her research work, studies or simply just another toy or gaming console. If it is as a toy and you can afford it then you might as well go ahead. But if it is to research for school work, help with his studies and to build some spreadsheet or code then please just get them a nice cute functional laptop. If they need a digital book reader, then the Kindle is even better and cheaper. Heck!! Laptops are as cheap as N60k and iPads..well about N120k.
Besides, with an iPad your kid will need to get internet connection which he or she will pay for their pocket money to stay online. Ipad’s are hardly useful when offline unlike laptops. These days, iPads are best used by kids and older folks because of its simple and easy to grasp ability. Those people don’t bother about spreadsheet, typing or coding.