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    Hi All,

    Happy New Year.

    I am torn at the moment, I depend on my MacBook Pro Mid 2010. I use it for my business and i run the business from it. It is getting tired and its working a lot harder to do the same everyday tasks.

    I am looking to change and my thoughts so far:

    Ipad Pro:
    I don't think this will handle my multiple windows open at any one time, usually i have 3-4 excel spreadsheets, 4-5 safari tabs and PDFs open. Anybody with an iPad Pro know if this would work?

    Macbook:
    I would usually write this off because of the screen size but i have been told they are better as it is retina. Would this machine be under powered?

    Macbook Pro:
    Is this the one i need to get? I have looked at a 13" with medium to full spec. Price is a little stiff but if i need to i will as its for my business. is it still too early for the touch bar is anyone seeing issues?

    Thanks for all your help in advance.
    01-02-2017 04:00 AM
  2. firedept10's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore.

    An iPad is not the ideal device for what you will be doing. Plus the fact that you would end up replacing it much sooner than a MacBook. A MacBook Pro would be overkill. I think the base model of the MacBook would best fit your needs. It will easily handle what you mentioned you are planning to do and still have room for you to go further. It will give you several years of solid use.
    Stelios_T likes this.
    01-02-2017 05:41 AM
  3. Stelios_T's Avatar
    Thank you for that.

    I have been thinking that this could be the case, I have probably wanted to avoid because of the small hard drives to be honest.

    I think i will wait for next one and get it, no point getting one now.

    Stelios
    01-02-2017 12:01 PM
  4. Stelios_T's Avatar
    Thanks for the welcome. The OP is me, not sure why i did it as guest.

    Welcome to iMore.

    An iPad is not the ideal device for what you will be doing. Plus the fact that you would end up replacing it much sooner than a MacBook. A MacBook Pro would be overkill. I think the base model of the MacBook would best fit your needs. It will easily handle what you mentioned you are planning to do and still have room for you to go further. It will give you several years of solid use.
    01-02-2017 12:25 PM
  5. firedept10's Avatar
    Thank you for that.

    I have been thinking that this could be the case, I have probably wanted to avoid because of the small hard drives to be honest.

    I think i will wait for next one and get it, no point getting one now.

    Stelios
    Glad to see you joined us here at iMore. Don't let the small drives deter you from getting one. You could get a refurbished MacBook with a larger drive for about the same price as the bottom end MacBook new. Here is a perfect example of a refurb at a great price. And refurb are every bit as good as new. Come with the same warranty as new and can be extended with AppleCare.

    This will provide you with a larger drive. Plus you can also use external drives for storing your files. Many portable external drives available at cheap prices. This would make them easily accessible to you. Just some more thoughts I had.
    Stelios_T likes this.
    01-02-2017 02:16 PM
  6. Stelios_T's Avatar
    I am in process of putting all data on Airport Extreme and another 2tb HD connected to it.

    Plus i also have iCloud and Office 365 unlimited for work, clearly i can manage without massive HD just me being silly.

    I think if i wait till April they may bring out another MacBook and then i can get the most out of it, worse case they don't and i might get one cheaper.


    Glad to see you joined us here at iMore. Don't let the small drives deter you from getting one. You could get a refurbished MacBook with a larger drive for about the same price as the bottom end MacBook new. Here is a perfect example of a refurb at a great price. And refurb are every bit as good as new. Come with the same warranty as new and can be extended with AppleCare.

    This will provide you with a larger drive. Plus you can also use external drives for storing your files. Many portable external drives available at cheap prices. This would make them easily accessible to you. Just some more thoughts I had.
    01-02-2017 02:50 PM
  7. Stelios_T's Avatar
    Suppose with money saved you could get the apple care.

    Glad to see you joined us here at iMore. Don't let the small drives deter you from getting one. You could get a refurbished MacBook with a larger drive for about the same price as the bottom end MacBook new. Here is a perfect example of a refurb at a great price. And refurb are every bit as good as new. Come with the same warranty as new and can be extended with AppleCare.

    This will provide you with a larger drive. Plus you can also use external drives for storing your files. Many portable external drives available at cheap prices. This would make them easily accessible to you. Just some more thoughts I had.
    01-02-2017 02:52 PM
  8. firedept10's Avatar
    I am in process of putting all data on Airport Extreme and another 2tb HD connected to it.

    Plus i also have iCloud and Office 365 unlimited for work, clearly i can manage without massive HD just me being silly.

    I think if i wait till April they may bring out another MacBook and then i can get the most out of it, worse case they don't and i might get one cheaper.
    Suppose with money saved you could get the apple care.
    Well at least you have some ideas now to go with once April rolls around. Good luck and let us know what you end up doing.
    01-02-2017 03:00 PM
  9. Stelios_T's Avatar
    Just purchased the new iPad Pro with keyboard.

    I thought I'd see how I get on, worse case I still have my MacBook Pro to use if i need or buy another if I need too.
    06-24-2017 02:01 PM

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