Best Travel Computer Macbook or iPad Pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gpspad, Sep 27, 2015.

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Best Apple Travel Companion?

  1. Macbook Air 11"

    3 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Retina Macbook

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. Ipad Pro

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. gpspad macrumors 6502

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    Im looking for a computer for travel and road trips. I moved to the apple infrastructure but I'm still a tinkerer at heart. Between the 11" macbook air; the new retina macbook, and the upcoming iPad pro....Im kind of at a loss for what the best value would be. Besides basic internet stuff...

    Ideally I want something I can charge with something like a Goal Zero Sherpa 100, when Im off the grid....

    Something I can use to store photos from my camera's sd card and view them....

    something that will compliment/program my iPhone, i.e. make appointments on, lookup directions, get into the iCloud, etc....

    Lastly something to watch a movie and maybe even play it on a random tv I might run across

    Any suggestions on whats a good travel companion
     
  2. Mefuzar macrumors newbie

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    #2
    Hi,

    IMHO, it depends on what you're going to do with it..

    From what you have described, it seems like iPad is enough.

    But i would go with the Macbook Air, it's almost light and thin as an iPad but think about the software options you'll get with it (comparing to an iPad) --> far more richer.

    In addition, you've said that the iPhone is also traveling you.
    combining the power of OS X and iOS is the way to go..

    Cheers,
    Mickey
     
  3. c8rlo macrumors 6502

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    FL
    #3
    well, if you're forking out over $300 for the Sherpa and money is no concern; why not the rMB?
     
  4. gpspad thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I may grab one of those or cheaper alternative, just want to be able charge whatever I get on the road. I know I read somewhere on the goal zero site that a rMBP 13" draws too much power.

    Im not sure how much a MBA draws or a rMB, the single port of the rMB seems limiting. But if the rMB charges from a sherpa like device and the MBA doesn't, that would be one thing in its favor. That and its screen.
     

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