Welcome to iPadForums.net Guest - Click Here to Register

Help i need advice plz!!!

This is a discussion on Help i need advice plz!!! within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; So i am stuck with this dilemma. I am currently a night time university student and have a regular hp laptop that is has terrible ...

iPadForums.net is the original Apple iPad Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    iPad Fan!
    Member #
    18701
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    montreal
    Posts
    6

    Help i need advice plz!!!

    So i am stuck with this dilemma. I am currently a night time university student and have a regular hp laptop that is has terrible battery life. I am looking to get something portable to read and write notes on. I have to options.

    1- Sell the laptop and my iphone and by my girlfriends almost new macbook pro.

    2- Keep the laptop and iphone and wait until christmas to buy the ipad.

    Your help would be greatly appreciated. How good is the touch keybad ?Is this a good tool to have for note taking?

    Thanks !! Mario

  2. Ads


  3. #2
    Banned
    Member #
    14962
    Liked
    2 times
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Louisville, KY - USA
    Posts
    615
    Wait until Christmas, then sell the laptop and get the iPad, using the laptop money for a case, apps and other things you will find yourself getting.

    For notetaking apps, the keyboard is fine but takes some getting used to. I use Notes Plus for taking notes as it will mesh freehand and type pretty seamlessly. Person preference, though.

  4. #3
    iPF Super Guru
    Member #
    7401
    Liked
    8 times
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    4,239
    First of all, welcome to the forum!

    To answer your question, it really depends on what you use your laptop for. As great as the iPads are at some things, they do not have all of the functionality of an actual laptop computer. And in order to get the most from your iPad, you are still going to need a "real" computer (PC or laptop) to run iTunes to back up your data and install software updates.

  5. #4
    iPad Fan!
    Member #
    18701
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    montreal
    Posts
    6
    Yes I realize that . Thats why I would keep the laptop and get the ipad to compliment it

  6. #5
    Banned
    Member #
    14962
    Liked
    2 times
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Louisville, KY - USA
    Posts
    615
    The other thing you could do would be to get a MacBook Air. Kinda meets in the middle between Laptop and iPad, while still being a laptop.

  7. #6
    iPad Fan!
    Member #
    18701
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    montreal
    Posts
    6
    No, thanks. The air is nice but at that price I mind as well by the pro

  8. #7
    Banned
    Member #
    14962
    Liked
    2 times
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Louisville, KY - USA
    Posts
    615
    True - to a point. The Instant on/off of the Air is super sweet.

    However, best of both worlds - laptop at home as an iTunes machine with the iPad on the go. I still have my laptop, however being a full development machine (I do high end photo and video processing) it doesn't just run iTunes.

    As for iTunes, other than the initial connection, installing patches and backing up, it isn't really needed. I haven't synced mine in 2 weeks now.

  9. #8
    iPad Fan!
    Member #
    18701
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    montreal
    Posts
    6
    Thanks Brad . I think in thats what I am going to do.

  10. #9
    iPad Enthusiast!
    Member #
    15825
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    34
    Hi!

    Don't see any problems - get the Macbook Pro and at christmas you get yourself a Ipad and on the 25th of december you will have two of the best machines you can get

    Good luck and Merry X-mas!!
    Lars from Sweden - 64gb 3g

  11. #10
    iPad Fan!
    Member #
    18701
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    montreal
    Posts
    6
    I wish but I would have to use the christmas money to put towards the macbook too. And on top of that I would lose the iphone .


Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Looking for iPad advice, and hello
    By ramcclain in forum New Member Introductions - Site Assistance
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-18-2010, 09:53 AM
  2. New needing advice
    By flyingirl in forum New Member Introductions - Site Assistance
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-24-2010, 12:24 AM
  3. Advice for graphic novel app?
    By dtdlurch in forum iPad Development
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-07-2010, 01:08 PM
  4. looking for advice
    By monicalhm in forum New Member Introductions - Site Assistance
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-15-2010, 06:29 PM