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Ipad v mac

Discussion in 'Apple iPad Polls' started by ratfink, Oct 20, 2011.

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iPad v Mac

  1. iPad

    7 vote(s)
    25.9%
  2. Mac

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Ipad + Mac

    20 vote(s)
    74.1%
  1. ratfink
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    ratfink iPF Novice

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    Is it still worth buying an Apple laptop if you have an ipad2? I am thinking about this but do not want to waste my hard earned money if I do not have to!
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    My wife has both. But uses them for different reasons. She is a teacher and uses the iPad at school because it is easier to lug around than her MacBook Pro. There is utility to having both but it depends on your needs.
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    I have both, I use both but I spend most of my time on my iPad.......I wouldn't give up either......not yet anyway.

    The Archangel
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    Well have an Acer laptop running windows 7 but trying to find an excuse to spend £1000 on a Mac.
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    The iPad isn't a laptop replacement. Think of it as a big iPod. The apps are limited. (You can't run Apple programs like Photoshop or Word).. There is no mouse.. There is no support for Flash.. It has limited connectivity. You need an adapter to connect a USB plug and many USB devices simply won't work when connected to an iPod. There is no printer port.. Laptop internal storage is typically greater than 128 Gigs.. (Around 500 Gig on the middle Macbook Pro).. Etc. etc..

    But despite all that.. It is a GREAT device :)
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    why so many ports thats the beauty of the ipad!!! and yes since my ipad I use less and less my MBP!!

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    just for the ???? where is the poll so we can vote??

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    Good point made by Destroyer......I have added a poll to this thread.

    The Archangel
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    And I voted for both, hard not to as I bought my MBA after I bought my iPad. I really wouldn't want to be without either as they both have their individual uses.

    The Archangel
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    I'm not going to buy another laptop after this one dies because I want more internal storage, but I am getting an iMac, so I voted iPad + Mac.
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    I voted for both as well. I bought my iPad after my MBA. I use the MBA for video/photo editing mainly and some spreadsheet work. For everything else I use the iPad specially while traveling.

    I don't believe I could do without the MBA.



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    Although I don't use my MacBook Pro as much as I used to, I cannot do without it.

    There are great software programs for which there is no iPad app version and that are unquestionably better than the best app version currently available.

    Of course, there are great apps for which there is no software program alternative or ones that work just as well for less money than a software program.

    Because I have a Mac and an iPad, I have the best of both worlds.

    I also voted for both.
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    I use both but the iPad gets used more.

    Safari full screen with a trackpad is deeply satisfying though.
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    I have been much encouraged by the replies and the poll.
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    • I have both, I use both but I spend most of my time on my iPad.......I wouldn't give up either......not yet anyway.​


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    I have an MBA and an iPad 2. I use them in different ways and love them both. MBA is for school work, files, pics, programs, and lengthy emails and the iPad 2 is for media/web consumption at home and on the go.
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    Folks I have just bought a nearly new MacBook pro and have just installed OSX Lion so the fun begins. Thanks for all your comments and the poll.

    Logic gets you from A to B but instinct gets you everywhere!
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    hmm i would have adviced not to buy a mac :p ...coz i pad greatly reduces the use of a laptop and in such a situation spending big money on a mac is not a good decision economically ...an average windows pc will do for what u cant do with your i pad...
    but if u love luxury certainly go for it...
    and now that u have bought it enjoy it... :)
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    iPad 2 is all I have besides iPhone 4.

    Sent from my Pink Hearts Sparkly Black Verizon 32GB iPhone 4 using iPF
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    Still need a mac as the iPad does not have windows and can't be used to sync phones , so until that option comes ( which will never happen ) the iPad will always just be a giant iPod touch

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