Anyone else selling their laptop?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by 0101001, May 22, 2010.

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Will you be selling your laptop?

  1. Yes.

    35 vote(s)
    18.8%
  2. No I still use it.

    128 vote(s)
    68.8%
  3. Not sure yet.

    23 vote(s)
    12.4%
  1. 0101001 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I sold mine before the iPad release so I was just wondering if anyone else is selling their laptops?
    the iPad for me has replaced my laptop completely and I have not missed it at all.
     
  2. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    No. I love my iPad and use it very regularly when I'm both at home and out and about, but there is no way it can replace my MacBook Pro. In fact, I'd go as far as to say it's likely a touch screen device will never be able to replace my full featured notebook.
     
  3. dazcox5181 macrumors 6502

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    We have a MBP 17" that stays at home as our main machine for heavy work. I had an MSI Wind running OSX that was my 'go everywhere' machine, but sold that to help finance the iPad and don't miss it one bit.

    Jobs was right - maybe a netbook really isn't good at anything...

    But I'm still considering purchasing one of the refreshed Macbooks to have a more capable travel machine with me.
     
  4. 0101001 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. Tulipone macrumors 6502

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    Already gone but the iMac is firmly still on the desk.
     
  6. EricJD macrumors regular

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  7. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    I don't see my iPad replacing the MBP anytime soon (if ever).
     
  8. smotheredhope macrumors regular

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    Nah. I keep it on hand but I will say that this is a decent question as the amount of time spent on my mb has been drastically reduced by as much as 90%.
     
  9. ZBoater macrumors G3

    ZBoater

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    The iPad still needs a "mothership" to operate. I am debating whether that mothership needs to remain my desktop or my laptop. The laptop can still run circles around the iPad in terms of functionality, so no, I don't see it as a replacement.
     
  10. tayshon macrumors 6502a

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  11. Hammie macrumors 65816

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    Heck no!

    As a matter of fact, I bought a new MBP with my iPad.
     
  12. AnDi86 macrumors 6502

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    depending on how much I use the iPad i could be tempted to sell my Macbook Pro and get a 27" iMac
     
  13. CWT1965 macrumors 6502

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    It is impossible to sync an iPad without itunes on a laptop of pc or install software updates so until such time as it can be done via iPad when I get it I will keep my laptop
     
  14. ScrewTheDaisies macrumors regular

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    Sold my MacBook. Still have an iMac. It's the perfect setup for me.
     
  15. the2j macrumors member

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    sold my MBP on craigslist for $1750, and bought a mini to go with my 32gig Ipad.

    not looking back. :)
     
  16. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    iPad is King/Queen

    Not me . . . I'm holding onto it for sites that require flash and to update my Harmony Remotes (Mac software is rather unstable). Other than that I rarely touch my netbook. I also traded in all of my portable gaming systems and games. I don't touch those anymore either. Guess I can safely say that the iPad has rendered the rest (iPhone not included) of my portable electronics useless :rolleyes:
     
  17. travistaylor macrumors regular

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    Not at this point... I am currently in college and can't really do without my laptop.

    However, upon graduation I intend on purchasing an iMac and consequently use my iPad as my primary mobile device. At that point I shouldn't need a fully featured mobile computer.

    I'll probably keep my 2007 MacBook Pro forever, though. After all, it was my first Mac!
     
  18. btrav13 macrumors 6502

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    Not a shot in hell...I have a 15 inch MBP that is my "everything" machine, my iPad is my "quick access to the internet when I'm not home" machine...my laptop will never be replaced by the iPad.
     
  19. Robin Chung macrumors member

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    I still use it for serious work. The devices complete each other without it overlapping.

    iPhone ----> communication, media on the go.
    iPad ----> Media around the house
    Macbook pro ----> Work (on the go)
     
  20. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    Wouldn't sell my full laptop. But my netbook went up for sale about a week after I got the iPad.
     
  21. oren1 macrumors member

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    Sold my MacBook. Bought an iPad 16gb and a Mac mini.
    Not looking back too :)
     
  22. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Not for me. Space is an issue in my apartment and an iMac would be crowded. Besides, sometimes I need true portable power and an iPad isn't enough. I love it though.
     
  23. Nebrie macrumors 6502a

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    Going from 2 Macbooks, a netbook, and a Mac mini to 2 ipads and an iMac.
     
  24. MacToddB macrumors 6502a

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    Sold my HP netbook, but still have an Asus eee netbook (for the kids' games that require Windows), and a MacBook Pro which is pretty stationary now. I could travel exclusively with the iPad if Keynote did a better job (see my review here) but for now, I prefer presenting from a MacBook.
     

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