iPad vs Computer? I use iPad with a NAS and a chromebox
iPad mini on the go
Chrombox, running Linux and ChromeOs, on a desk with big screen, keyboard and mouse
NAS for storage and Linux servers that can be accessed by iPad and Chromebox
I have the best tablet on the go, desktop browsers and applications on a desk on budget and a 24×7 server hosting my services and files. All together for less than $1000, unless you need a high end ultra wide or sharp LCD. Just my alternative and not for Windows users.