Those iPads are looking mighty tempting, but even though the techtubers say that they can be a laptop replacement for some people, they still have a long way to go. I do see the benefit of a bigger battery and quad speakers, but blind people keep saying it's more or less just a big iphone if you use Voiceover. Plus, I was further discouraged when I found out that my midi controller is inexplicably non-class compliant, so I would have to get a Mac Mini and use the full fat Logic Pro instead. Another part of what's pushed me to considering an iPad as a laptop is the sour experience I had with Mac OS; the broken Braille support and instability of Voiceover was not an enjoyable expenditure of my dollars, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss the integration. I'd rather not buy any Mac unless Apple improves Voiceover.
The question I have is this? As someone who relies heavily on keystrokes and needs mobile computing for school, does an iPad bring any additional value to a totally blind Voiceover user, or would I be better off getting the fanciest iPhone and pairing it with a Bluetooth keyboard to save some money? I have a Windows laptop, so it's not like I'm hurting, but it is an upgrade idea for when my current machine inevitably dies.