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should i sell my macbook and use my ipad 2 as my only computer?

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by BranFlizGames, Nov 18, 2011.

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    I use my macbook for music, web use, writing papers, making slideshows, and on occasion games (minecraft, voxatron..nothing major)..but I don't know if my ipad can do all that right now. I also am getting a subwoofer connected to my speakers...if I sold my mac and plugged my ipad in..would that still work?
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    I thought to do the same but keep my iPad 2 as my media player , video editing, surfing, paper wring device. Just add a bluetooth apple keyboard.Then buying a 4g of ram , 500 gb hd G5 as my server. They got for like $300 now.
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    The iPad 2 can do many things now but in my opinion, it still can't be a laptop replacement. iWork on the iPad is great but still lacks some of the best features found on the full version. If you are gonna be writing papers, a full version of Pages or MS Word will be more beneficial to you. I use my iPad 2 as a compliment to my MacBook Air for my work. For on the fly editing and quick web searches, I use the iPad 2. For more complicated stuff, the MacBook Air is great.
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    Hello, I think you may keep the two devices. The iPad2 is great for media and games. But if you work with Excel files the computer is better and faster than the iPad.
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    Should I sell my F-150 pickup and use my Miata as my only vehicle?
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    There are times that my iPad just isn't up to the task at hand. I've just been on a trip overseas, I found it very restrictive trying to do a lot of research on the iPad. That's when my MacBook made it so much easier. I actually used both at the same time.

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    I have an old Toshiba laptop and my iPad. I use my iPad the majority of the time, but I have an external hard drive I store my media on. I need my laptop as the mediator in backing up things. My iPad isnt nearly big enough to hold my music or anything. I also don't have the budget to buy a lot of those really useful productivity apps (every app I have is free). So it wouldn't work for me, but everyone's needs are different.

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