Buyer's Guide - iPad/iPad Pro/Macbook/Macbook Pro

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  1. KensaiMage, Jun 13, 2017
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    KensaiMage macrumors regular

    KensaiMage

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    iPad 9.5" is great for:
    -media consumption
    -very light word processing with external keyboard
    -mobile gaming

    Portability: 10/10
    Utility: 4/10
    Power: 3/10

    Adviced for: "Couch" media consumption and kids.



    iPad Pro 10.5" and 12.9" is great for:

    -drawing/handwriting
    -media consumption
    -light graphics design
    -very light word processing with external keyboard
    -mobile gaming

    Portability: 9-10/10
    Utility: 6/10
    Power: 6/10

    Adviced for: Artists, teachers, businessmen.



    Macbook 12" and Macbook Pro 13" is great for:
    -media consumption
    -advanced word processing
    -light programming
    -light graphics design
    -very light gaming (e.g. Hearthstone or old-school titles like Baldur's Gate EE or Diablo II)

    Portability: 8-10/10
    Utility: 8/10
    Power: 5-7/10

    Adviced for: Teachers, businessmen, students.



    Macbook Pro 15" is great for:
    -media consumption
    -advanced word processing
    -heavy programming
    -heavy graphics design
    -light gaming (e.g. New Blizzard games.)

    Portability: 6/10
    Utility: 10/10
    Power: 10/10

    Adviced for: Professionals (e.g. coders, photographers, graphics designers) and people who can't stand small screens.



    Adviced combos:
    iPhone + iPad + Macbook (Regular)
    iPhone + Macbook Pro (In between)
    iPhone + iPad Pro + Macbook Pro (Professional)


    Feel free to debate and add something from yourself.
     
  2. krause734 macrumors 6502a

    krause734

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    iPad Pro 12.9" is a beast. I wouldn't call it portable. I don't see people out taking pictures with it haha. I also prefer a desktop to a laptop now that I'm no longer a student.
     

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