Go on without iPad, Get 2nd Gen or wait for 3rd?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JamesSmart, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. JamesSmart macrumors newbie

    JamesSmart

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    I currently don't have an iPad (have wanted one since day one though). Im wondering if I should wait for 3rd gen or get 2nd gen or forget iPad and get my first mac. Any advice? :)
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    It all depends on what your plans are for using either an iPad or a Mac
    Both are excellent devices, but they don't do the exact same things
    What are your needs?
     
  3. JamesSmart thread starter macrumors newbie

    JamesSmart

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    Basically just web surfing. I can do the 'major' stuff and flash on my laptop but that is a wee bit slow so a mac would be good to replace my laptop. Am I making sense?
     
  4. mwjd299 macrumors regular

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    I agree. What are your plans for using it. If you're in the market for a new home computer, then go with the Mac, either a desktop or laptop.
    An iPad is a portable device that can do different things, like iBooks, that is not available for the Mac. iPad would be better for reading.

    IMO an iPad would not be a replacement for a computer.
     
  5. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

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    It's rather hard to give you an advice. I've seen a few who thought they wanted it but ditched it after getting MacBook Air, and I've seen others who thought they didn't need it but now can't live without it and rarely use their big computers/laptops. Give it a try, maybe even a used iPad 1, etc, and see if it fits your wants.
     

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