Do I bring my iPad and MBP on vacation?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Maxpej, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Maxpej macrumors newbie

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    I'm going to California, driving from Phoenix, AZ for 5 days. I own an iPhone 4, iPad 2, and MacBook Pro (2011). I am for sure bringing my iPhone, obviously, and iPad. BUT should I carry my MBP too just to ensure I have all my toys for their purpose? I just use my computer for school work, but i'm on break, and I use it for download music and Mac App Store, email, FaceBook etc. My iPad can do most of everything I would need and my Netflix etc. What would you do? iPad go solo, or iPad and MBP powerhouse combo on vaction. HELP!
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  2. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    How about you take your mom? She can help you make a decision.
     
  3. gregrose macrumors 6502

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  6. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    When I'm on vacation I take both my iPad and MBP of course I take thousands of pictures and need to export them to the MBP to free up space for more pictures. I don't use the MBP for anything else on vacation.
     
  7. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    Hopefully, someday, you'll have a "cloudy" holiday.
     
  8. RadicalxEdward macrumors 6502

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    I'd say skip the laptop. doesn't sound like you'd be doing much with it and that way there's less risk of it getting broken/stolen. Just one less thing to worry about.

    Only thing you won't really be able to do is sync your devices, but that shouldn't be such a big deal for such a short period of time, especially if you have stuff like netflix to tide you over for content
     
  9. mytran80 macrumors regular

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    Can't you export the pics to the iPad via camera connection kit? Or jailbreak the iPad and export pics to a USB stick too if need be
     
  10. robo456 macrumors 6502

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    What happened to the days when you go on vacation to 'escape' everything? Bring a digital camera with a few gig memory card, leave everything else behind, and enjoy! :)

    --rob
     
  11. jrfive0 macrumors member

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    take everything ! it's your vacation, whatever makes it easier for ya !
     
  12. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Seriously. Plus cheap memory cards have spoiled many camera operators into shotgunning dozens of images of the same boring scene instead of taking a couple minutes to think through the best setup before pressing the shutter release. Used to be every exposure cost money so you thought about it a moment and didn't motor drive through a roll of film on the same scene. ;)
     
  13. franmatt80 macrumors 6502a

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    I only ever take my iPad. Take a risk! You can always buy more memory cards if needed- have you got some online storage you could upload them to?
     

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