Why is an iPad the better choice, if you can do exactly the same on a Macbook, and more ? Even an Ultra-book, you can carry round easily with you now-days without a power adapter, and all the reviews i've seen basically are saying all the "features" that exist on Mac already.. If they already exist on a macbook already, then an iPad is no better because it does the same thing (and in some cases similar functionality). Is this a good argument for not buying an iPad ? So, why is would you need one if you have an ultrabook which is just as easy to carry with you, and 100 times better ? With the exception of iOS apps.