I say no but friend and fellow Mac360 alum Barbara Marie Brandon makes an argument for an iPad notebook.
If an anemic Chromebook is a notebook by definition, can we extend that to an iPad with an add-on keyboard. It sits up like a notebook. It has a keyboard like a notebook. It feels something like a notebook. And even the detachable screen-from-keyboard mechanism is similar to many Windows-based notebook-tablet-hybrids, right? That would seem to make an iPad a notebook
Apple’s iPad keyboards are add-ons but Bambi advocates a Mac-like clamshell iPad notebook.
I’ve used a few of the iPad’s add-on keyboards and the experience is lacking. That tells me Apple needs to do an iPad with a keyboard but in a clamshell device. Windows PC makers do it. Why not Apple? Just don’t call it a Mac.