Are we the best people to ask about this? When the real problems are those facing people as they get into their 80s and 90s, probably considerably older than the average Gransnetter, although we do have older members. Eyesight loses accuity and wrists and hands can become athritic or develop a tremor, then small touch sensitive ipads and the like may not be so accessible. Difficult to touch accurately and difficult to read.
Look at the adverts for telephones with large white number pads with bold black numbers on them and then think about the best equipment for people who need those. To my mind that will be a big well lit screen and a keypad with good big keys that are easy to read.
Although I do not use an ipad I do feel that they are best used for surfing and email. Although I regularly check email and use the internet, most of my time is spent using Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel and Powerpoint and I think that you need a good sized screen and keypad for editing and proofreading.
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