iPad Has anyone downsized their computer setup since getting an iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Misskitty, May 1, 2014.

  1. Misskitty macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    Just curious, cause I only use my computer on weekends now. During the week, its ipad only.
  2. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2010
    Plano, TX
  3. PsstGreek macrumors 68040


    Oct 21, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Nope. I have an iMac for home use and an LTE rMini for on the go.
  4. joplinG5 macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2014
    Nope. Just bought a HP laptop with AMD quad processor, 500 GB hard drive, and 4 GB memory. $80 pawn shop special! Works great with my iPad Air.
  5. carjakester macrumors 68020


    Oct 21, 2013
    nope, two iPads and i still enjoy my macbook.
  6. Saturn1217 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2008
    Nope. But my macbook air is my work computer so the iPad can't replace it. It is a good supplement though.
  7. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    Ipad is nothing close to my computer in term of usablitly so no!
  8. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    At home.

    Downsize? No
    Neglect? Yes. Its still a 2006 Core2. Its media repository and the occasional thing I need a desktop for.

    Not counting corp issued Dell/Windows which fills in some computing needs.
  9. Fattytail macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2012
    Not for me. The iPad and computer fill two different needs. I'm still on my Mac quite a bit.
  10. HenryDJP macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2012
    United States
    My iPad has a job to do as well as my iMac and neither are a substitute for the other so no downsizing for me.
  11. Shanghaichica macrumors G3


    Apr 8, 2013
    No I still have my Dell inspirion i5 laptop and a chromebook. I just don't use them very often.
  12. Guacamole macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2011
    No way , an IPad cannot replace my MacBook Pro or any other laptop or desktop for that matter
    So many things I can't do on iPad ... Sometimes I can't even see a website let alone play a video properly on iPad
  13. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Downsizing actually takes money and/or effort, so like many other posters, I just use my current setup less.
  14. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    No, I've upgraded my desktop and laptop since I got an iPad.
  15. TreRep macrumors regular


    Aug 9, 2008
    Venice, ITALY
    my ipad air is my main computer...

    i sold my macbook air because i didn't use it....

    ipad air can already be the main computer... as i wrote in another thread many people use their macbook air or retina pro for simple tasks that you can do even better with an ipad...

    obviously if you use adobe literoom or Photoshop in heavy tasks you need a macbook

    but for 99% of tasks is enough... especially browsing... music...
  16. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    OP, are you talking about desktop PC or laptop or both? The answer is no, I still use my rMBP at home like I am typing this right now and my iPad Air for to go and on long train/bus ride playing games and reading books. :apple:
  17. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Not really. I had this iMac before I got an iPad. I have gone from an iPad 2 to iPad 3 to iPad Air but I'm still on the same iMac, albeit with a 2 TB hybrid drive and 12GB of RAM instead of the stock 500GB drive and 4GB of RAM.

    I run this as a media server for my two Apple TVs in the house, so I need a desktop in the house. It's also where I store my photos, which I think take up 150 or 200GB. Now that I'm back in school, I also need a desktop to do certain things because they sure aren't up with the latest tech on everything. We're just now getting a student records system that isn't Telnet in a JavaScript window.

    I have actually been shocked at being about the only person with an iPad. Those kids have notebooks galore and everybody has an iPhone, but I can't recall seeing someone else with an iPad. It was a back-saver because I was able to get two textbooks via the Kindle app, which also meant they were on me all the time since I carry my iPad almost everywhere.

    I would really like to get a MacBook Air, but it's hard to justify right now. I need a portable at times, which is why I use my Gateway notebook. It's just darn heavy.
  18. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Beach Cities, CA
    I don't think an iPad can ever replace a "real" computer. I have a 3rd gen iPad that I seldom use whereas my MBP is in constant usage. The only time where I would use my iPad is if I'm in bed or going somewhere and I don't want to bring my laptop.
  19. dazed macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    I barely use my MBP now. The ipad fits my current needs perfectly.
  20. Gozar macrumors regular


    Sep 23, 2011
    Austin, TX
    When I bought my first iPad, my use of my DIY AMD rig dropped dramatically to mainly gaming.
    Since then I bought a Mini (2011) and now an Air, I haven't touched my PC other than to run backup on my WHS.

    Downgraded...sorta.....spent money....yes.....happy....definitely.
  21. arefbe macrumors 6502


    Sep 11, 2010
    Same here.
  22. Aspasia macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2011
    Halfway between the Equator and North Pole
    Downsized? Nope. To the contrary, I had a custom desktop rig built. Love my iPad and use it daily, but it can't run the apps I need.

    It's a win-win situation, since I have power and speed in the desktop and the mobility of the iPad.
  23. Bujin macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2013
    I'm pretty much ipad only - my laptop died and I never bothered replacing it.
  24. Jonesythecat macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2014
    I also use the PC only during the weekend since I bought an iPad. I do not miss the PC at all.
  25. Sym0 macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2013
    Nope - went the other way. I got brainwashed by Apple I think.

    I went from:

    17" ASUS gaming Notebook (Sandybridge i7)
    Cheap 15" notebook for the wife
    iPad 1

    iPad 3 (then iPad Air)
    iPad Mini Retina for the wife
    rMBP15 top spec for me
    entry level MBA 13" for the wife
    2 x Apple TV3
    2TB Time Capsule

    Both phones went from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5
    and iphone 4S to iPhone 5S

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