I bought an IPad instead of a MBP

Me and my brother were talking about it and all I really wanted a macbook for was to write a paper here and there. I thought of all the cool things I could do on my ipad since I've been an iphone user for years I decided to go for the ipad. What do you think about this decision? I have heard pages on the ipad is great. I wanted to get some feedback on any other great productive apps. I know I would enjoy an ipad a whole lot more than a MBP because i share a laptop with my sister. But a lot of the time I don't really use it.