anyone shopped between 10.5 iPad Pro and Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by kevjen888, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. kevjen888 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    Best Buy is discounting $500 off of 2016 Macbook M5 processor with 512GB storage. I'm tempting to return my 10.5 iPad Pro for it. Anyone cross shopped both and ended up with Macbook?
  2. xqtr macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2017
    I use both. My 12 MacBook is plugged into a USB-C monitor at home and is my primary machine for data analysis and typing up research reports. I use the 10.5 iPad Pro to take notes and annotate PDF articles. They both have different uses. If I had to choose to have only one, I would go with the MacBook.
  3. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    I've used the 2015 MacBook and the 9.7" iPad Pro side by side for a year now. I basically agree with @xqtr - the iPad is an awesome reader/note taker/paper notebook replacement, but if I really only had one computer, it'd probably have to be the MacBook. Too many computer-like things still feel forced on the iPad - as much as I love them as companion devices.
  4. PaulKemp macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2009
    I am going to pitch in here. I've been using the iPad pro as my main portable machine, adn I have a windows gaming machine both at work and at home. I use the iPad while out and about. And I love it. Ive not tried heavy production on the iPad pro yet, like video editing and heavy lightroom, but I really love the portability, the battery life and speed of the iPad pro.

    I am at least thinking of going for a 256 ipad pro 10.5 as my main portable device.
  5. gc15 macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2012
    I am in the same boat as you. I have a gaming pc at home that can handle anything I throw at it and I'm wanting to get something portable. I just can't justify buying a laptop since I'm not in school anymore and my work doesn't involve me to use a laptop.

    I think an ipad 2017 would be the best purchase for me, unless I found a deal on the pro; however, I feel as if it might be overkill since I use my iPhone 6s for my portable needs. Plus on top of that I may be upgrading to newest model this fall.

    How do you use both use your iPad and iPhone to justify having both?
  6. kissymac7 macrumors newbie


    Sep 24, 2015
    The world

    Hi I know this is kind of late but did you end up getting the macbook 12 inch?
    I jumped in the best buy deal & hope u did as well and I use both macbook 12 inch and ipad pro 9.7 they both serve different purposes.
    For me i need osx for software and editing but for note taking and media consumption I use the ipad pro

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