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Old Nov 4, 2012, 12:34 AM   #1
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Ditching macbook pro for

Soooo.

I am thinking if I should ditch my macbook pro. I have a Macbook pro, Mac mini, ipad, and iphone. I was thinking about buying a ipad mini then ditching the macbook pro and my ipad taking its place. Sooo confused. I have my mac mini hooked to a 27" monitor which is my main business computer. Most time I go away I grab the ipad, but thinking with mini I would grab that.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 12:50 AM   #2
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It all depends on your use. If you dont need the MPB then sell it and get the iPad and keep your mac mini.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 01:05 AM   #3
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If you are going to ditch your MacBook Pro, you should mail it to me and I will take good care of it
I'm in need of a good laptop for school work.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 01:59 AM   #4
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The iPad (any of them) cannot "replace" a MBP. BUT if your main computer is your Mac mini, and you don't find yourself actually needing a laptop. Then heck yes.

I would do it, but my rMBP is my only computer. So there is no way a iPad can replace it.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 02:26 AM   #5
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Sounds good. I'm not gonna be buying another MacBook once my current one dies...since I have an iMac as well...my ipad pretty much does everything else anyways
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 02:31 AM   #6
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To think an iPad can replace a MBP is funny.... very very funny.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 05:43 AM   #7
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To think an iPad can replace a MBP is funny.... very very funny.
Depends who for, though.

I know more and more people who use their iPads 90% of the time now - their laptops have become rarely used desktops.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 05:52 AM   #8
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Depends who for, though.

I know more and more people who use their iPads 90% of the time now - their laptops have become rarely used desktops.
Yep, it's that other 10% that's the issue. Of course YMMV but when you need some heavy computing the iPad just doesn't cut the mustard.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 05:59 AM   #9
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I've had 2 people offer to trade their MBP's for my 3rd Gen. iPad, so obviously people are doing it. Unfortunately, I have no use for a laptop, having an iMac and iPad already.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 06:08 AM   #10
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To think an iPad can replace a MBP is funny.... very very funny.
It has more me b.c I just use a laptop to surf. I am on a computer all day at work
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 08:55 AM   #11
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I use my MacBook Pro for creating workshops and files for work, my ipad 3 is what I use to present them. They work well together but I couldn't use my ipad as my only work machine. If you can kudos to you!
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 09:40 AM   #12
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My perfect lineup is going to be a MacBook pro, iPad mini with cellular service and a plain Jane cell phone.
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