All iPads Not using laptop much?

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  1. macrumors regular

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    Once I bought my ipad I realized that I could do plenty of the activities that I did on my Mac Air on my ipad. With the ipad I don't have to worry about the battery or carrying it around with it's charger either.

    makes regret getting a upgrade air. I guess it will last longer.

    Anyone eles use their laptops/desktops way less once they got a ipad?
     
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    JohnLT13

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    I used my iPad much more then my PC laptop, but after getting my 11"MBA my iPad has become a dust collector. :D
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    The main difference for me is that Ipad can do more stuff without internet connection.

    My laptop is practically useless if the connection is down or malfunction. i can watch movie on it for i chose not to. With Ipad, you can still play many offline games.

    U know what, thats all i can think of. The only diff is that Ipad has more games. to be honest, i still use my laptop a lot. I think about as equal as my Ipad. Ipad for main use in bed, reading, music and gaming.
     
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    Badrottie

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    I still use an iPad and mbp, but I use an iPad most of the time. I am little concerned about using an iPad too much would damage it. :apple:
     
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    HazyCloud

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    Damage it how? You've got 1 year to use the absolute crap of it and if something happens, Apple will swap it. :apple:
     
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    mrsir2009

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    With no moving parts, an iPad is much less likely to get worn out than a MBP :)
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    Used my iPad 1 everyday, 5-7 hours a day for 3 years and its worked perfect unil the day I sold it...
     
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    Badrottie

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    I don't have an AppleCare or any warranty for iPad. Damaged by dead pixels, LCD faded out, etc. :apple:

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    No moving parts? How about rear camera with shutter/auto-focus? :apple:
     
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    HazyCloud

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    You don't have to. Apple covers it for the first year you own it. Why buy something if you're afraid to use it?

    Also like someone else said, the MacBook is more likely to have damage than an iPad. :apple:
     
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    Badrottie

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    I bought it used with no warranty. :apple:
     
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    HazyCloud

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    So you bought it to look at it? I just don't get what you're afraid of. I've owned 3 iPads and used them heavily and have never had any issues.


    You can check the serial number with Apple and see if there's a warranty left on it. If it's an iPad mini or iPad (4th gen), it's guaranteed to have at least 10-11 months left. :apple:
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    I've only had an iPad since April, but I've rapidly transitioned from desktop/laptop to tablet. I still edit RAW files on a Mac, but I use the iPad for almost everything else. It's just more enjoyable to use and I'm impressed at the capability/price ratio for many of the apps.
     
  13. macrumors member

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    I bought my ipad mini on Wednesday and found a use for it for everything. I've already scanned a few pages that I needed for uni in it so no need to take my books in etc, downloaded a note-taking app so I can make notes in my own time at home in additional to the ones I've already written in class.

    I've downloaded a few games, things like TV catchup, BBC iplayer etc and been watching these before bed.

    Just so much more convenient than my laptop. I only use my laptop now to do my coursework otherwise It's not really necessary any longer to be honest.

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    I bought my ipad mini on Wednesday and found a use for it for everything. I've already scanned a few pages that I needed for uni in it so no need to take my books in etc, downloaded a note-taking app so I can make notes in my own time at home in additional to the ones I've already written in class.

    I've downloaded a few games, things like TV catchup, BBC iplayer etc and been watching these before bed.

    Just so much more convenient than my laptop. I only use my laptop now to do my coursework otherwise It's not really necessary any longer to be honest.
     
  14. macrumors member

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    I've used my laptop maybe twice in the last month since I bought my iPad. Mind you this is down season for me (photographer) so I know I will need it in the spring, but it's feeling pretty neglected right now.
     
  15. macrumors G3

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    Any offline task you can do on an iPad, you can do on a computer.

    Or did I misunderstad your point?
     
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    maflynn

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    I use my laptop just as much as before. The iPad is great at some things, not so much with other tasks.

    Connecting to my servers at work, producing documents, running windows in a VM, some of which the iPad can do but not as well as a laptop mean my laptop will continue to see lots of action
     
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    entatlrg

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    Same here. iPad for play, Air for work related tasks.

    If you want to do things slower and more inefficiently sure use an iPad.
     
  18. macrumors 6502

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    I use my iPad mainly for 'couch surfing' and gaming. I still use my RMBP heavily and that won't change as there are games on there that will never be released on an iPad that I use.

    Work wise, my iPad takes notes for me and I use it read/respond to emails and check on our help desk to make sure my guys are responding and dealing with issues. I also use it as an additional monitor for my laptop when out on the road (Used to having four screens at my desk, so going to one can be a shock lol!)

    But real productivity for things like editing/creating spreadsheets/word documents I rely on my laptop still. And unless MS release a iOS version of office that is seriously not 'featureless' then it will always be that way for me.
     
  19. macrumors member

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    I use my iPad mini for surfing and such at work and on the train as well as my kindle reader for my apple training series manuals while I learn how to use Aperture, iLife, and iWork through the books. This way I can read the lesson while doing the work examples on my rMBP.

    I also use it for couch surfing when I don't feel like sitting at my portable laptop desk or using my lap desk on the couch.

    My mini is really my out and about computing device for the most part. I use it in place of my rMBP when I am not at home or don't feel like taking the rMBP with me in my bag (which is most of the time).

    It really has made things much simpler for me having LTE on it so I am not using my iPhone to do web searches and surfing. I still use my Phone for streaming audio and video though due to unlimited data versus only 3GB on the iPad.
     
  20. macrumors regular

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    I got an iPad 4 for Christmas and I already had a 2011 11"MBA. I didn't think I would use the iPad much because the air is so portable already.

    I tried using my iPad for work one day (need it for taking short notes, client schedules, PDFs basic spreadsheets) and since then my laptop has been collecting dust.

    It's so much more mobile compared the MacBook Air in the sense that battery is soo much better! I could last maybe half a work day on the MacBook Air but the iPad gets me through the whole day nd then some! I usually have 20% left still by the time I go to bed.

    The MacBook Air now is mainly used a hub. I download PDFs for work and put it in Dropbox then in my iPad I favorite those files so they are there even without wifi.

    It's also great for use with client demonstrations and much more inviting than showing them something on my MacBook Air screen.
     
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    Technarchy

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    I use both, but my iPad + Logitech Ultrathin is my regular travel companion.

    There are times when a full bodied desktop class OS is desirable. Like when editing or creating spreadsheets, which is a miserable experience on the iPad.

    There are also many internet/web elements which flow better on a desktop OS, in addition to desktop tools being more robust.

    Still, 75% of the time the iPad is just as capable and "more fun". I am playing on the forum with my Macbook Air and watching "Act of Valor" on the iPad.
     
  22. macrumors regular

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    Yes OP!My laptops have been getting plenty of rest; the mini is so handy, and I'm on the 'net a lot more often. Just formatted and gave my MBA to the husband. He doesn't much care so long as he can browse and send emails, which is about all he ever did with the iMac I had got for him about 5 yrs ago. It had just started to develop a vertical line on the screen which didn't bother him, but was an excuse to get him to take and try out the MBA. Wish he could share in the joys of a tablet, but he is uninterested except that I enjoy it.
     
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    I find it to be the opposite. I can do much more offline with my mbp than I can with my iPad
     
  24. macrumors 6502a

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    I regret buying the rMBP15 when I could have bought a more powerful desktop with a larger display for a lot LESS.

    For on the road or for simple media consumption the ipad is much better than a macbook. Battery life, mobility, price, wireless connectivity, games and UI makes the iPad a better device to carry around. And at home a desktop with large display is more practical and financially attractive than a macbook.

    I could have literally saved thousands of dollars with the desktop+tablet combo
     
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    Rhyalus

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    It is all about what you do with these devices.

    If you don't use your laptop after you buy an ipad, then you simply don't have a need for a laptop... :)

    Typing a lot of emails, creating powerpoints, reviewing complicated spreadsheets, multi-tasking, screen sharing (Skype, Gotomeeting, TeamViewer), etc... and an ipad is essentially useless.

    My ipad is for watching videos, reading books, playing casual games, reading periodicals (MUCH more fun on an ipad than a PC)...

    R
     

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