Whether or not an iPad is better than a MacBook really depends on what you intend to use it for. For some people, it's not better at all.
This is the case for me with my Air. For that other 10% I have a Mac Mini at home.I've found that my iPad Mini replaces about 90% of my need for a computer, but there are still things I need a computer for, that the iPad can't do.
This is pretty much it. They serve different purposes. If you need a laptop, use a laptop. If you need a tablet, use a tablet.They are tools with different functions. Personally I don't need either. I use an iMac and n iPad 2 and an iPhone. They all do different jobs for me depending on where I am. Is one better than the other? No they are just different tools.
I don't really see them as comparable and cannot, myself, give reasons why one is "better" than the other.
The most comparable Mac on the market is the MacBook Air 11". And below is what an iPad Air is better than it:
Better is always subjective. You need to define the criteria and parameters for comparison. Two people with different requirements could reach entirely different conclusions on which is better.Can someone tell me 5 reasons why the iPad is better than the MacBook?
With the iPad Air or Mini you can fully lay down in a more relaxed way with the Pad resting vertically on your chest. And you can navigate the Web effortlessly and elegantly via hand gestures alone. With a laptop I would think it would be awkward trying to use the track pad while laying down.With a laptop you can put it down on your legs and the screen sticks up vertically. Tablet lies flat. Can't see the screen.