Can an iPad take the place of a laptop?
Not without a keyboard, no.
And ideally you want one that takes advantage of newer iPads' Smart Connector, which eliminates the need for Bluetooth pairing and keyboard charging.
Presto: For a limited time, and while supplies last, My Best Buy members can get the Apple Smart Keyboard Folio for iPad for $99.99.
The Smart Keyboard Folio earned an impressive 4.6-star average rating from over 1,400 Best Buy customers (and 4.5 stars from Amazon customers).
And many, if not most, of those ratings were likely based on the $160 price tag.