iPad What should I do?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by forza69, Nov 27, 2012.

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    forza69

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    So... I had returned my iPad 4 after only having it for about a week because I wanted a computer after all. That computer being a 15 inch rMBP. Now I'm considering getting the iPad 4 again (I actually miss it) and getting an iMac when they become available. I think that would come out to be less for both than if I were to buy the rMBP by itself. Opinions?
     
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    aerok

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    You can also help us out by telling us your use of those
     
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    forza69

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    Nothing too crazy. Just Internet browsing, music, streaming, some photo editing. I know that I don't need the rMBP, it's more of a want than anything else. I know that I can get by with a MBA, but I don't want an Air. I tried using the iPad as my main computing device but it was too limited with the browser.
     
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    In my opinion that would definitely be the more reasonable choice. Having an iMac and an iPad 4 would be a better combination than having a rMBP and an iPad 4.
     
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    forza69

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    Nah, if I got the rMBP I wouldn't get the iPad 4.
     
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    Return the rmbp, and get an iMac 21 inch and an ipad 4? Cheaper combination and only thing is you won't have a laptop to bring around. You still can bring the ipad around though.
     
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    I vote for the iPad 4 and iMac combo, like everyone else. I'm planning to buy both in a few days.
     
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    You really need to assess your natural uses of the device first. For instant, i only use my laptop now for downloading movies or songs and open up Itune to connect with my ipad on a very long once in awhile because due to the better battery, the ipad is pretty much a stand alone device to me.

    It has its limit, but there are many apps which lower the barrier a little bit.

    For what it worth, i think u need both!!!
     
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    get a macbook pro and ipad 4, its more portable
     
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    This! Do you need two portable computers? Do you need to do anything when out and about that you can't do on the iPad? If you have a good desk and chair for an iMac to do some work at and then use the iPad for everything else you can save some cash and have a nice lifestyle/workflow computer combo.
     
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    retina 13" macbook pro?
     
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    iMac + iPad mini.
     
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    forza69

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    I would get that if the specs were a bit better or if the price was lower.

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    That actually brings me to another question. I have a good desk but a horrible chair. I've been searching for one online but they all look uncomfortable. Any recommendations on a good chair? Price isn't really an issue but I'd say no more than $300.
     
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    that is what i did, my mbp is supposed to be here today...I got the 13 mbp and caught it saturday when it was on sale for $962 at amazon, then bought a 256gb ssd and 16gb or ram to put in it...
     
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    forza69

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    I was going to do that originally but I couldn't stand the resolution. Looking at all those pixels drove me insane.
     
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    I agree, the resolution didnt get me excited but since i use the ipad 4 most of the time I was willing to sacrifice to have both the 4 and the mbp for what i would have had in just the rmbp..
     
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    I see what you mean. Yeah, if you have the choice of either having one Apple product or two Apple products - definitely choose the latter :)


    There would be no point, in my opinion, getting a rMBP with no iPad 4. Instead, get an iMac as a home computer and use your iPad 4 for a portable computer (which is the function a rMBP would serve anyways).
     
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    This. And the new iMacs look awesome.
     
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    forza69

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    Dude I know! I think I'll wait to get the 27". The 21.5" is nice but I want something bigger. I'm going back to best buy on Friday when I get paid to get the iPad 4. Still debating on whether I should get the 16GB or the 32GB.
     

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