Anyone else selling their laptop?

Will you be selling your laptop?

  • Yes.

    Votes: 35 18.8%
  • No I still use it.

    Votes: 128 68.8%
  • Not sure yet.

    Votes: 23 12.4%

  • Total voters
    186

0101001

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Apr 3, 2010
453
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.
 

-Ryan-

macrumors 68000
Jan 28, 2009
1,579
109
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.
 

dazcox5181

macrumors 6502
Jun 12, 2005
307
30
Essex, UK
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.
 

smotheredhope

macrumors regular
Jan 31, 2009
186
0
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%.
 

ZBoater

macrumors G3
Jul 2, 2007
8,307
1,016
Sunny Florida
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.
 

CWT1965

macrumors 6502
May 17, 2010
470
0
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
 

AJsAWiz

macrumors 68040
Jun 28, 2007
3,251
342
Ohio
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:
 

travistaylor

macrumors regular
Oct 16, 2006
212
0
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!
 

btrav13

macrumors 6502
Apr 8, 2010
359
15
Oklahoma
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.
 

Robin Chung

macrumors member
Apr 6, 2010
76
0
Netherlands
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)
 

DannySmurf

macrumors 6502a
Jul 7, 2005
628
0
Wouldn't sell my full laptop. But my netbook went up for sale about a week after I got the iPad.
 

barkomatic

macrumors 601
Aug 8, 2008
4,027
1,798
Manhattan
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.
 

MacToddB

macrumors 6502a
Aug 21, 2007
926
0
Rochester, NY
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.