I see topics every now and then pop up on this site about how someone can't decide between a traditional laptop or just an iPad. Or someone will make a post asking if it's possible to just use an iPad instead of a computer. Obviously the laptop market will never go away, but my question is more asking, when do you think an iPad will be just as good as a laptop. Personally, I'd say about 2 more generations. Right now, I own an iPad 3, and I mostly use it instead of my laptop, but when those college papers need writing, I spend my time on that. This semester I had to make videos, write 10+ page papers, and download files and share them with other users. The iPad just can't handle all of that right now, and yes there are workarounds, but I'd personally prefer doing it all on a PC. Obviously for a paper you'd need a blu tooth keyboard, and that will never change unless the iPad comes out will holographic keys. Give a few more generations to put some more RAM and increase processing power and I think you'd have a legitimate device without the need for a computer.