We mainly use our iPads for everything that we do; but we do actually have a computer for the rare occasions when we need something that the iPad can't do. The one we have is called an all-in-one computer, and it is kind of a hybrid between a desktop, laptop, and a tablet. Ours is a Dell XPS-18. We have it used as a desktop for the majority of the time, since it is an 18" screen, and a bit too large and heavy to be portable like a tablet is; but it can be used just like the ipad, since it has a touchscreen. We have a keyboard and mouse that we use, and it sits on a self-charging pedestal, so it is similar to a desktop (with no computer tower, everything is in the monitor). It can also stand on its own without the pedestal because it has little "flippers" that fold out to balance it, and then it can either be used with the mouse/keyboard or as a touchscreen. One thing that I like is that you can use any combination of mouse and touchscreen, whichever is easier; so sometimes the mouse is easier, and othertimes, I just touch the screen. The whole thing was about $300 new; so it is not even real expensive as computers go, and it does everything. You can actually use it to watch movies with like you would a tablet; but it is as large as some television screens.