Anyone ditched an iPad Air for the rMB?

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  1. marmiteturkey macrumors 6502

    marmiteturkey

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    Realised that when I pick it up, I'm using my iPad Air 2 as a laptop replacement most of the time, with an external keyboard. Considering switching to the rMB and selling my iPad and MBP, and just consolidating two devices into one (and cancelling a monthly data contract into the bargain). Anyone done anything similar? The most taxing thing I do on the MBP is Lightroom, as a hobbyist.
     
  2. tbirdparis macrumors 6502

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    I'm not planning to get rid of my iPad Air since getting the rMB. However, definitely any use I had for it as a laptop replacement is over. Now I just use it for what it's good at - lazy browsing, checking email and Facebook, listening to podcasts around the house, watching movies or reading in bed. Can't see myself taking it away with me again with a keyboard to try to do any work, the rMB is just too much better for that.
     
  3. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    I had already ditched my Air for an 11" MBA, so the rMB was a great upgrade from that.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Still have mini3 with my 2015 mb. Both very different devices that I use in different ways
     
  5. bounty1097 macrumors newbie

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    I used to have iPad Air 2 and 13" rMBP. I used iPad only while travelling(I am a frequent traveller). But after trying rMB I sold both of my former devices. rMB can comfortably used on airplane table and I don't have to transfer the media betweem my laptop and tablet
     
  6. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    I think that this may be common. Or, they buy these instead of an Air, as it's somewhat more modern, I think.
     
  7. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    I'd love to but I simply can NOT lose access to cellular data since I do use it. If they'd just build that into an MBA I'd be so freegin IN! :(
     
  8. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    And your problem is ?
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    I have used these Huawei portable routers for years, they offer superb performance and flexibility.

    Q-6
     
  9. marmiteturkey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks to you all. This was enough for me to pick up a 1.2ghz rMB from the Apple store yesterday for a couple of weeks' trial. I'll leave the iPad at home and see how I get on, but the weight and size is negligible; and there are enough hotspots in the centre of London that I don't need to use my own cellular data often enough for it to be an issue.

    In the process of putting El Cap on there; but already I'm impressed with the speed and robustness. I had the original MBA 11, which never felt fast enough, even on day 1 - this laptop does, even using Lightroom.
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    The new MB pushed me into buying my fully loaded MBAir! I prefer ports!
     
  11. zhenya macrumors 603

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    I'll admit that mine has definitely curbed my iPad usage. We still have two iPads in the house - the iPad 4 still functions great as a kids device, for video calls, and for streaming music/recipe reference, so I can see always keeping at least one around, but my Air 2 rarely comes out anymore except when I'm traveling. If I didn't travel nearly so much as I do, I probably would no longer really have a justification for it, but at the airport and on the plane, the iPad is still more convenient, plus I tend to load it up with magazines and news to read on my flights.
     

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