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

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

  1. Misskitty macrumors 6502

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

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  3. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Nope. I have an iMac for home use and an LTE rMini for on the go.
     
  4. joplinG5 macrumors member

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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 603

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

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    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

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

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    No, I've upgraded my desktop and laptop since I got an iPad.
     
  15. TreRep macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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.
    :p
     
  21. arefbe macrumors regular

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    Same here.
     
  22. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

    To:
    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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