My wife wants to purchase a laptop for her mother, who, for health reasons, spends a lot of time chair-bound. I suggested the iPad for its connectivity and light weight. She wants to read, e-mail, find recipes, look at pics of grandkids, etc. My questions are: Do we need to sync the iPad to a computer or does it work stand-alone? Same for iTunes: Could we subscribe to iTunes for iPad without a computer? Also is it possible to print from the iPad? Looking to print recipes, photos, web page. Much obliged!