- iPhone Intermediate
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Considering iPad 2 but own iPhone and MacBook
I have been considering an iPad 2 ever since it came out I read the reviews and have used one in person a few times. I am on the fence however because I currently have an iPhone 4 and I bought MacBook Pro last year. I feel like if I were to buy the iPad 2 it would be causing me to "waste" my other Apple products since I suppose I don't need an iPad. Just really want one as I believe it would be a lot more convenient when relaxing on the couch or traveling to use compared to my MacBook and the larger screen is more enjoyable compared to my iPhone. I also have a separate laptop for work so it isn't like I use the Macbook for that. Is anyone else in the same boat or have you been in the past? What did you decide on in terms of the multiple devices with the iPad and if you had to do it again would you make the same decision? Just curious to see what others in my situation did and how that is working out.
- 06-29-2011, 10:37 AM #2
- 06-29-2011, 10:54 AM #3
- 06-29-2011, 12:43 PM #4
- 06-29-2011, 04:27 PM #5
If you travel (flying) a lot, you'll soon tire of the MBP's weight... iPad (assuming you don't need to run specific Mac apps) is so much nicer to travel with.
I own both an iP4 and MBP as well, but recently got an iPad 2 and frankly kicking myself for not getting one sooner!
- 06-30-2011, 11:31 PM #6
It sounds like you need the iPad. Maybe not the big kahuna, but at least the base model if you want to have something just for convenience and leisure. Plus, when iOS 5 comes out, there will be some great added Airplay features added to the iPad 2 that will let it basically become a gaming system if you have an Apple TV (And with a MBP and iPhone already, you should totally have an Apple TV). Good luck. Wish I had your problem!
- 06-30-2011, 11:36 PM #7
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- 07-01-2011, 10:46 AM #10
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- 07-10-2011, 11:46 PM #13
@VZiPhoneFinally: I'm not in the same boat as you, as I (unfortunately) don't have a MacBook of any sort... However, as some people here have mentioned, the iPad's ability to allow you to access your e-Mail, quickly search something up on the Internet and as you mentioned, easily relax on the couch should be a tide-turner in your decision to get an iPad (2).
If you have the money to spare, I would definitely consider (and probably end up buying) an iPad (2).
- 07-10-2011, 11:46 PM #14
- 07-11-2011, 05:23 AM #15
- 07-11-2011, 08:16 AM #16
I'd love to have a Macbook but can't afford it :-(
But I _do_ have an iPhone and an iPad, and use them both concurrently when I'm home. I can check e-mail, use the Visual Timer, text on the phone, watch radar, while playing WWF, reading Flipbook, or watching TDF videos on the iPad, while sitting out at my water garden in the evening!
My laptop is my main PC, and I have a netbook, one of Dell's 9" minis, that pretty much just sits there now...
LOVE the iPad. I can just toss it in my purse and take it anywhere.
- 07-11-2011, 11:27 AM #17
I have a MacBook Pro, iPhone 4, and iPad 1. My iPad use has gone down since I picked up the iPhone, and overall my iPad use varies over time. I don't know why, but sometimes I get all jazzed on the iPad and other times it just gets used to stream music/Pandora to the Apple TV. My wife uses the iPad far more. It is her preferred home internet, Facebook, email, and gaming platform.
I did one iPad experiment where it was the only computing device I used for almost a month. I went to Australia on a work trip and only brought the iPad. I did bring the small Apple wireless keyboard. It worked OK, but I would have been better off with the MacBook Pro. I could make do, but the little things added up. For example, I couldn't get files from others via USB key and projecting anything other than keynote was a pain. Battery life was sweet, and I loved it on the long plane rides.
Interesting device the iPad. It is the most intriguing mobile technology I have ever used. I just haven't settled in on how it fits my needs. In time as tablets mature, I have no doubt I will ditch a traditional laptop. In the meantime, the iPad is like a sex buddy. We get together occasionally for some fun, but most of the time we do our own thing.
- 07-11-2011, 05:52 PM #18
- 07-11-2011, 06:11 PM #19
Though, the iPad was supposed to be the bridge between the iPhone/iPod touch and the MacBook line, so the fact that it has less functionality than an MacBook is a given and (in my opinion) should be considered it's (unique) 'characteristics'.
The thought of a 'pro' iPad does have me curious!!
- 07-18-2011, 03:21 PM #20iPhone Intermediate
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I do not have a MBP, but I can tell you from expierence that I use my Ipad 2 every night. Like others have said above, it is by far the best option for size and portability. I would suggest to everyone too go and pick one up.
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- 07-24-2011, 11:58 AM #21
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- 07-26-2011, 10:41 AM #24
I have all three devIces. When I go to the coffee shop, on vacation, & work (3rd shift), I take the iPad. As long as I don't have to do any "serious work" that requires my MBP it's the iPad for me. As others have said when sitting in front of the tv or lying in bed (especially when reading an ebook) the iPad is so much more convenient.
- 08-18-2011, 07:32 PM #25
Im in the same situation, I have a white 16GB in my cart with a smart cover debating if I should hit the trigger, I currently own and iPhone 4, Macbook, and iMac... Decisions, obviously I'd take the iPad to school, but then I feel like my Macbook would be ousted.