I feel the exact same way! I think I'm just on an Apple event highI feel like with the ultraportable MBA (and an iPhone) i really don't have a need for the iPad.
I really want it though lol. Anyone else buying it?
Hahaha this! My gf always uses my MBA, which leaves me stuck at my desk on my iMac. If I want to move around, compute on the bed, etc, all I have is my iPhone. First world problems, amiright?yup.
GF steals my MBA, and my imac is doing TV duty most of the time. Leaves me with just my work PC(blech), or my iphone. I'm buying the ipad more to get my MBA from the clutches of my GF.
I'm in the exact same boat . I absolutely don't need it. Completely redundant with my MBA. But with the Retina display, I just can't not buy it .I feel like with the ultraportable MBA (and an iPhone) i really don't have a need for the iPad.
I really want it though lol.
The trouble with that is that if your GF also starts stealing your sexy new iPad, she'll (by virtue of it being a single-user operating system ) have full access to your facebook account, e-mails, calendar, and so on. Are you sure you want that?!GF steals my MBA, and my imac is doing TV duty most of the time. Leaves me with just my work PC(blech), or my iphone. I'm buying the ipad more to get my MBA from the clutches of my GF.
That sums up my own feelings. The iPad is cool - I got the original one for my daughter's family when it came out. But it still just doesn't appeal to me for some reason and the retina display doesn't change that.I feel like with the ultraportable MBA (and an iPhone) i really don't have a need for the iPad.
If you use a smartphone and want but not entirely need a tablet, you can buy an Asus Padfone, which is basically a phone which you convert into a tablet .One might think this thread is out of place, but I appreciate that the OP created it. I'm actually really torn on the new iPad mainly because I don't want it "cannibalizing" my Air. I fear I won't be able to look at my Air screen the same way after using the iPad, or I may just not use the Air as much.
I just can't justify the purchase of the iPad, as much as I'd like one. All it'd do is make my life slightly more convenient. Not sure 500+ is worth that ticket...
This is essentially what I did when the 2010 MBA came out. Passed my iPad 1 down to a family member, then tried to get along with the MBA. What I discovered was that there truly are certain tasks, say reading a book, browsing the web in a comfortable position on the couch or in bed, watching videos on a plane, for which the experience on an iPad is unparalleled. I tried to use my MBA in the same way, but just couldn't. Form factor doesn't allow for it, battery life is too short and the heat/fans were annoying.I just sold my IPad 2 and purchased the 11 inch Mac Air with the Thunderbolt Monitor. This gives me a docking station with a small powerful computer.
A big investment but now my replacement for my IPad is a real computer.I have a pay as you go Virgin Mobile MI Fi so that keeps me mobile with the Air if need be.
I have spent my first week without an IPad and so far so good. See how it goes.