I have been using both the Apple iPad Air 4th generation and Lenovo Chromebook Duet for the last few months. Both are pretty amazing devices in their own ways. I have used both of them in different scenarios.
I too was confused whether which one would be a perfect fit for me, so I ended up buying both devices. But that’s ok since part of my job is to figure out stuff for our readers as well.
This post is a comparison of both the devices in different scenarios so that you don’t have to buy both devices. Get the only one that fits your use case.
Watch the video embedded below to clear all your doubts whether these devices are capable of the things you intend to do on them.
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Comparision in different Use Cases
iPad Air 4th Generation
Just the Tablet
A14 Bionic Chipset
Good for Video Editing, Photo Editing, Creative Stuff.
Apple Pencil: Rs 10,000
4:3 Aspect Ratio
A4 size paper documents look good.
Great for Content Consumption, Screen is bright, speakers are loud.
1 Type C Port
A 3.5mm Adapter is Not Provided
Good for Gaming, thanks to its powerful processor.
Full Desktop Safari Browser. No Extensions support.
Opens the Desktop version of sites but some functions are restricted.
MS Office iOS App works well on the iPad
Dictation is Okay. Not great for writing Long-form content.
Tablet + Keyboard, Magnetic Back Cover
MediaTek Helio P60T
Good for documents and web apps, things that require less processing power.
USI Pen: Rs 4500
16:9 Aspect Ratio
No black borders on Videos.
Okay for Content Consumption. Speakers are not loud.
1 Type C Port
A 3.5mm Adapter is Provided
Not Recommended, but you can play if you are not a regular gamer.
Full Desktop Google Chrome Browser. Chrome Extensions Support.
Feels like a laptop when inside the Google Chrome Browser.
MS Office Android App works well on Chromebook
Voice Typing Works Great,
An iPad is a tablet that can do most of the things you do on a Laptop. A Chromebook can give you a full Desktop experience when working inside a browser.