iPad Pro Experiment with iPad Pro replacing MacBook Pro on business trip

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  1. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

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    So I decided to carry out an experiment. I would like to go on a business trip without my MacBook Pro 15 for the first time.

    I am only carrying the iPad Pro with a sleeve, no keyboard. Of course I have my iPhone 6S.

    I am day 3 on my trip. And realized that I actually don't need my MacBook Pro so far. I am able to accomplish everything with my iPad Pro and my iPhone.


    The Pros:
    My backpack is a lot lighter.
    Less gadgets, therefore less hassle.

    The Cons:
    The iPad Pro can't do any serious academic writing. There is currently no apps that support citation while writing academic articles. Doing some editing is fine. I usually use google doc and Paperpile to write, can't find something similar on iOS.



    Overall, if your trip does not involve any serious editing. I believe the iPad Pro and the iPhone are sufficient to serve your daily need.
     
  2. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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  3. soulreaver99 macrumors 68020

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    I've gotten by with just my iPhone. Wasn't fun but it worked :p

    I believe if you want to get the most work done as efficiently as possible carrying, working spreadsheets, powerpoint, etc.. the retina MacBook is the way to go. Not sure why this device is overlooked by people when deciding on a device for business travel.
     
  4. seasurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    While on the plane or traveling, reading on retina MacBook is not as comfortable as reading on iPad.
     
  5. temna macrumors 6502a

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    hmm, Google docs doesn't work the same with Chrome on the iPad as on a laptop..
     
  6. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    You mean docs inside of chrome? Doesn't google have a dedicated app for docs tho?
     
  7. JonSarge3108 macrumors regular

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    I think Chrome still uses the Safari app to load stuff but 'wrapped up' like Chrome
     
  8. fanta88 macrumors 6502

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    Don't know paperpile, but Ulysses does citation.
     
  9. seasurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It does, but you can't use Paperpile. Which is very much needed to manage citations.
     

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