Laptop or IPhone 4s?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cjshino, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Whats better in my situation. An upgrade from 4 to 4s because i want a faster phone for gaming and web? (Unlocked used on tmobile) Or a new laptop for basic needs such as web, schoolwork and some casual gaming? Both are almost the same price
     
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    BFizzzle

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    well.. a laptop will be much better for gaming lol. You can get a *decent* laptop for $500 these days.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    Up to your personal needs & which one you need more urgently. You can make do with a normal phone for calls, but some things that are done on a laptop cannot be duplicated on a separate platform. Depends.
     
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    I would probably say a laptop would be better in your situation. The 4 can't be that horribly slow with iOS 6 installed on it. And plus, the 4S really isn't that huge of an upgrade from the 4.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    For the sake of proving your last sentence wrong, I saw this post a while back. Take a look.

     
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    Faster chip and Siri are really the "big" differences between the two that would matter to me (Again, I'm speaking for myself since I do not play any games on my iPhone). For the OP the faster chip would make a difference for gaming, but he should using a laptop for the optimal experience.
     
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    designs216

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    For me personally, I'd go for the laptop, it's just a more productive and versatile tool.
     
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  9. macrumors 65816

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    Perhaps the question would have been a tad more challenging if it was between the iPad & a laptop.

    Then again, iOS is really limited in terms of Micro Office related stuff, IMO. That's something that PCs always win. For now.
     
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    Sital

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    I'd choose the laptop everyday of the week and twice on Sunday.
     
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    You should get the laptop. A phone is still a phone.
     
  12. macrumors 601

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    Define your criteria for better. Or make a list of your priorities and you'll have your answer.

    You're not "proving his last sentence wrong". A list of improvements doesn't change a person's perception of the importance of the improvements. You're confusing the two and assuming them to be one and the same. As stated above, this is a subjective matter and the answer depends on the person asking.

    A laptop is still a laptop.
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

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    I scored a Dell E4300 business class laptop
    c2d 2.4
    ddr3 3gb
    160 hd
    13" widescreen
    backlight keyb
    working battery
    power adapter (with car 12v socket too)

    all for less than $150 on ebay

    more than capable machine for your tasks unless you want a Mac.
    I have iPhone 4, never used 4S so I can't tell the difference.

    Good luck hunting
     

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