I do hybrids regularly. Having used both, I prefer the laptop with a 17" screen. One must describe the document, point to the signature block, then cue up the next page, usually while peering at the screen at an oblique angle. At first, I thought the iPad would be best - easier to pass around. It is... but the moment you hand it over, you lose control of the signing. I prefer the laptop. You need Windows - most platforms require it. Touch pad ir regular mouse work fine. Word of caution: with hybrids, remember that the BORROWER must click to sign. You doing so is as bad as falsifying their signature.