13" Macbook Pro Core i7 or iPad 3 4G LTE ???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MS2083, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. MS2083 macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2012
    which would be better in terms of the following:
    - Video & Photo Editing / Rendering
    - Moderate Amount of Gaming
    - Typing Documents / doing research
    - etc....

    13" Macbook Pro 2.8Ghz Core i7 or iPad 3 4G LTE
  2. chrisvee macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2010
    Winnipeg, Canada
    Sounds like you need an actual computer - MacBook Pro.
  3. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    Well, if your research is facebook based, and your "documents" are twitters, then certainly an iPad will be fine.
  4. shanimal macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2011
    Yea, it sounds like you need a computer, not a tablet.
  5. lamboman, Mar 23, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2012

    lamboman macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2011
    MacBook Pro i5. The i7 doesn't offer a huge performance increase, even in video encoding, and the i5 is already a very, very fast machine.
  6. yusukeaoki, Mar 23, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2012

    yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    I dont know what kind of "gaming" you're talking about.
    Whether that is a iOS based game or actual legit game that comes out on PC and all.

    Video and photo editing can be done on iPhone/iPad but if you are in serious editing, I prefer the MBP over a tablet.

    Typing documents as in for school and all, I really prefer the MBP as well.
    Typing on the iOS device gets a bit irritating after consecutive hours.
  7. hypermog macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2009
  8. AppChat macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2012
    this is an obvious answer......which one is a real computer? lol
  9. jetblk328i macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
  10. nostylluan macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2012
    sounds like your new to technology... ipad is for old people or hipsters.

    get a computer buddy. ipad is pointless ... think about it... why not get a laptop instead? afraid of the better performance and keyboard?

    no one knows wth an ipad is for. you have a laptop and you have a phone... the ipad is what? how is it something in between a laptop which is mobile, and a phone which is mobile... an ipad is a bigger screen iphone? its all it is.
  11. NickZac macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2010
    MBP. It is better suited for note taking and IMO Lion is better for document handling, sorting, and organizing. Furthermore, the Sandy Bridge CPU will benefit you for gaming and rendering as will the large (16 GB) memory capacity. I don't know how a iPad works photo/video rendering but I can say that the MBP does it well, including the 13. My brother has the early 2011 i7 13 inch MBP with 8 gigs of RAM and it does very well when he runs Photoshop and the limited video-based stuff he does.
  12. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    They're both real computers. The question is: which operating system is going to provide for your needs?

    You can't do serious video editing on an iPad. Even if there is some excellent software available, just moving video clips to and from it would be painful enough.
  13. AppChat macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2012
    ur calling the ipad a real computer?? LOL

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