iPad mini Ditching macbook pro for

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JS3, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. JS3
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    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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    iExpensive

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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.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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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
     
  6. macrumors 68020

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    To think an iPad can replace a MBP is funny.... very very funny.
     
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    JaySoul

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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.
     
  8. macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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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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    mattopotamus

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    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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    Ih8reno

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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!
     
  12. macrumors member

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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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