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All iPads Do you use your ipad more than your computer or laptop now?

What device do you use the most? Explain in your post.


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iPodJedi

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Nov 28, 2013
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Apple Store, USA
What do you use the most and why?
I use my ipad mini because it is portable and I can easily surf the net vs my hp mini netbook that takes a few minutes to start up.
What about you?
 
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ugcop

macrumors 6502a
Mar 15, 2012
599
103
Traveling @ Warp Speed ...... USA
My desktop runs a half dozen security cameras. I seldom touch it unless I remote in for a camera problem. The laptop sits on the floor and is used for that occasional web page the iPad can't handle. It used to travel with me but more and more it stays home. I run a couple of websites and I can do 98% of what I need to do with the ipad. The one other thing the desktop does is programming or rebuilding one of the sites.
 
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The Doctor11

macrumors 603
Dec 15, 2013
5,931
1,339
New York
I use my iPad 3rd gen a lot and love it. But nothing will ever separate me from a desktop computer I love desktop even with my stupid PC with windows 7 I hate that stupid thing but still it's desktop. I always find my self going to it. But I mostly use my iPad.
 
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nickdylan

macrumors regular
Mar 17, 2012
126
0
I still use my laptops more than anything. I use my iPad 4 for browsing all the time, and it's probably my favorite device for browsing without inputting anything major. I still use my laptops for writing, emailing, forums, and anything serious, because I find OS X Safari and Windows 8.1 Chrome/FF to be in general more reliable than mobile Safari/Chrome. If there was a good Bluetooth mechanical keyboard available for the iPad I'd probably end up doing most things on the iPad, but until that (unlikely) time I'll spend most of my time on full computers. I also probably split my gaming time evenly between the iPad (Xcom!) and my PC, with a little bit of gaming done on the rMBP.
 
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osx11

macrumors 6502a
Jan 16, 2011
825
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I still use my laptops more than anything. I use my iPad 4 for browsing all the time, and it's probably my favorite device for browsing without inputting anything major. I still use my laptops for writing, emailing, forums, and anything serious, because I find OS X Safari and Windows 8.1 Chrome/FF to be in general more reliable than mobile Safari/Chrome. If there was a good Bluetooth mechanical keyboard available for the iPad I'd probably end up doing most things on the iPad, but until that (unlikely) time I'll spend most of my time on full computers. I also probably split my gaming time evenly between the iPad (Xcom!) and my PC, with a little bit of gaming done on the rMBP.

Apple wireless Bluetooth keyboard?
 
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Pinkie Pie

macrumors regular
Mar 3, 2012
141
1
Los Angeles
I did for a couple of years, but went back to my laptop when the Safari tab reloading became unbearable. Now, with my new MBP ... my iPad hasn't been turned on in almost 3 months. :p
 
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freediverdude

macrumors 6502a
Dec 26, 2006
573
0
Yes, I decided to see if I could get by with 2 iPads and 2 iPhones, not using the iMac anymore. That was about a year ago, and so far I just haven't needed a desktop anymore. I could see if you were a creative, editing photos and movies you might still want a powerful desktop, but just your average person like me, there doesn't seem to be that much use case for a desktop anymore. I don't sit for hours in front of an actual desk with desk chair anymore to do computer activities at home, lol.
 
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lynn5707

macrumors member
Sep 13, 2013
31
0
Midwest
I use my Air most often, but take rmini with me and use on the go or in bed reading.

My husband is a photographer and uses MBP on the go, and iMac at home. He rarely uses iPad.
 
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s2mikey

Suspended
Sep 23, 2013
2,490
4,251
Upstate, NY
I'm probably 70% iPad and 30% laptop. There are times when I could use the laptop versus the iPad but I enjoy the iPad experience more and don't have to be sitting at our laptop/computer area so that's a huge plus.
 
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maflynn

Moderator
Staff member
May 3, 2009
67,524
34,782
Boston
I use my laptop the most.

The reasons, I work from home, and I need to access my companies infrastructure and maintain servers. I cannot easily do this in a tablet.

Also when I'm not working, I find using my laptop to be better with content creation then the iPad. The iPad is great for reading, light surfing and some emails but when I'm going to be spending some time working on a project, I'd rather use a laptop
 
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osx11

macrumors 6502a
Jan 16, 2011
825
0
Not so much fun to type long documents on. Like I said, if there was a good mechanical bluetooth keyboard that might do it...

I don't use a physical keyboard for my iPad but I have no problems with my MBP keyboard. Once you get used to it, it's awesome. But to each his own.
 
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nebrot

macrumors regular
Oct 25, 2011
100
1
北京 (Beijing)
iPad & iPhone made my Air almost obsolete, here and then i turn it on to import pictures and sync. I write long Emails on my Mac, short are done on the iPhone and medium long on the iPad (easy to just grab it and start…) I like my iPads!
 
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mrben

macrumors newbie
Apr 14, 2013
20
6
UK
Use my iPad Air not touched my MacBook since, it's over 6 years old now. My Late 2012 Mini is used for photo editing.
 
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petvas

macrumors 601
Jul 20, 2006
4,764
832
Munich, Germany
When I first got my iPad I was so crazy with it, that I stopped using everything else. Now that the novelty is gone, I realized all the limitations of the iPad and I use it only in places where using a laptop would be too much. Actually, I am planning on selling my iPad and using only OS X machines for everything. I have an iMac at home and I use it primarily there for everything. I use my iPad on the couch or in bed and when at the office, but I will replace it with a MacBook Air..
 
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eggersj

macrumors 6502
Apr 23, 2008
357
18
I use my like new 2011 MBA about 10-15% of the time now (mostly for school)...

That being said I still maintain it with updates, and use it to manage media, etc...
 
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Shanghaichica

macrumors G5
Apr 8, 2013
12,499
9,714
UK
I use my iPad/phone everyday. I use my laptop a few times a month unless I have a specific task to do. However I've been using my Laptop less and less over the years since I got my first iPhone in 2009. I only use my laptop if I have to, if I can't do what I need on my phone/iPad.
 
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OllyW

Moderator
Staff member
Oct 11, 2005
17,113
6,499
The Black Country, England
I use my laptop and computers the most, especially when moderating on here.

The iPad fails when using you are using multiple files & apps or have a lot of web pages open and you are doing a lot of cutting and pasting between them.

It's great for basic stuff though and I always go for it when I'm not doing anything too strenuous. :)
 
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