I'm selling my 13" MacBook Pro because the battery is done, and the keyboard is failing and the eBay options to fix it keep failing to the point I always fit the original battery and keyboards.. I can't afford a new Mac without debt and all of the Windows PCs that come close to having a nice screen, usable trackpad etc are way more expensive than even Macs!!! My options have screens that bleed light, plastic bodies, crappy batteries etc. So in short, I'm considering an iPad to get me through university. The iPad mini 4 is the perfect option by cost. 128GB for my photos, apps etc and the rest on my 200GB iCloud Drive plan. The only thing I do on my Mac that I can't do on the iPad is Minecraft PC Edition.. but Pocket Edition has come a long way. Not sure how well the Mini 4 can perform it. I depend on Word, Excel and PowerPoint. I study accountancy, so I was concerned about not being able to run things like Sage but people have told me that I'll always have university PCs to use if I need this and in the future at work they'd give me a work station laptop due to confidentiality so I am thinking an iPad has no problems. There's no filesystem, other than iCloud which should work. Am I crazy or does this make sense? Apple and the industry seem to be making tablets the future. I now we're not there yet, but with updates I feel the iPad is going in the right direction. Especially with the attention the iPad Pro has gotten.. That's brings me to my main concern how long until the iPad mini 4 stop getting iOS updates or begins to perform like dirt? By dirt, I mean, iPhone 3G on iOS 4 level of lag and intolerableness for all of you who ever endured that?! Thanks --- Post Merged, Mar 11, 2017 --- Forgot to mention, I'd be buying this http://www.apple.com/uk/shop/produc...aos-uk-kwgo-pla-btb-slid--product-HHXE2B/A-UK So that I'd have a familiar way to type long letters / coursework.