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    Yesterday I bought an Ipad 2 (impulse buy) just because I heard they were sold out everywhere and hard to find. Now I'm trying to decide whether I should keep it or not. In the last two months I've become obsessed with
    Apple and their products. I've bought two Ip4's, a macbook pro, and now the ipad 2. Do I really need the ipad 2? What can I do on the ipad that I can't on my phone or macbook? Just trying to justify spending over $500 is all...
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    Well I don't know that anyone really "needs" and iPad, or for that matter a cell phone or a laptop. All are conveniences that make our lives more enjoyable. If money is an issue, and $500 could be spent on something that is crucial such as food, shelter, or medications, then no, don't spend it. If the money is not an issue and the iPad give you enjoyment, and will not result in you having to sacrifice, then why not.

    An iPad is easier to view the Internet, photos, email, etc than an iPhone. It is more portable than a Macbook Pro. I don't know that there is anything you will be able to do on it that you cant do with one or both of the others, so you have to decide if it is worth it or not for you. To me it is something that falls into the category of discretionary spending. Meaning that this is money I have set aside for pure entertainment and enjoyment purposes.

    So you are the best one to decide if you "need" it or not.
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    Thanks for the feedback. I went ahead and opened the iPad. I'm using it now. I have to say I'm quite impressed with it!! Since my wife is in school she probably have the MacBook most of the time. I guess I can use this when she has the MacBook. Beats using the desktop which is a pc!
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    It's not really about what you can do. Let's face it, you can do just about everything on a netbook, if you wanted to badly enough. It's about what is the iPad better at than a MacBook Pro, or an iPhone.

    Everytime you consider doing something with MacBook Pro, and decide it's too much trouble to open, start, carry around, ect., that's what an iPad is good for.

    Everytime you are using your iPhone and it's too small, that's what an iPad is for.

    It isn't necessary. It's just better at some things.
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    I couldn't have put it better TwerpPoet. My iPad is lighter to read from, those laptops are heavy on your lap, and also to carry around. Easy to slip into a shoulder bag than a laptop. Easier to read than an iPhone, I use iPhone more for phoning, and for when iPad can't be used e.g. 3G access.
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    iPad is just better to have around when ur on the go and sometimes just too lazy to crack open a laptop.
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    +1 to twerppoet's comments

    All of your extensive pre purchase research should have shown just what he said. I use iPad2 everyday for many, many mundane tasks that could be easily be better handled with my MacBook Pro except that the iPad is there in my hands and the MBP is off in another room, either set up or in a case, and not in my hands.

    Watching TV or reading a book and need a quick Google inquiry? iPad. Reading that magazine and want to check price and availability quickly for that fascinating gizmo you just read about? iPad.

    Can I watch a movie on my iPhone? Sure the same ones as on my iPad but, where is my magnifying glass?

    Show folks my proudest new photos on my iPhone? You are kidding, right?

    Books? Yup, the same ones on my iPhone as on my iPad. Now, where did I leave that magnifying glass again? Ditto magazines. Ditto Netflix. Ditto Airstash. Ditto Slingbox.

    You did good, you'll enjoy it a lot.
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    I posted this thread before I opened my iPad. I really didn't do any research before I bought it either. Thought id try to make a buck off of it. I'm way to in to techy stuff to let an iPad sit on my table unopened! It's complete different experience! My wife has now claimed that she'll be taking it with her everyday to school over the laptop bc of the ease of carrying. Now I just need to find her some good apps that are used in the medical field.
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    There are plenty of medical apps.
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    There is nothing an iPad can do that something like a MacBook pro can't do better, but the iPad2 is just handier, easier to hold while lying in bed etc etc
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    So I am jealous.....he wallks into an Apple store and buys an Ipad2 and wants to know what to do, while there are a few of us waiting.................. for ours to arrive. I'll just bite my tongue and be quiet.
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    Actually it was the last one walmart had. I work for a cola company and merchandise. I just happen to walk by the electronics and saw the last one sitting in the case so I snatched it up. Just got lucky is all.
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    Hug your puppy, Dee! You can do it.:)
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    I'm a impulse buyer to.
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    Probably the wrong thread but AMEX sent me an email that the iPad was reduced from 175,000 points, down to 97,000 points (64GB, WiFi, 3G Verizon). Put the order in and received it in about 10 days.

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