Report Laptop/technology recommendations in Medical Student General Discussions Posted May 31, 2019 19 minutes ago, ChemPetE said: Depends on what you want for your lifecycle for your iPad. iPad is handy for one note and notes, but any serious excel work and/or research project it will help to have a full computer available, either laptop or desktop. My current workflow at the end of residency uses a mix of a first gen iPad Pro 12.9" + pencil and smart keyboard, and a 2018 MacBook. Simple things the iPad is nicer to use, but anything more serious the MacBook gets taken out. Thanks for the input! I do already have a MacBook, so I think the iPad will mainly be for notes.