Has your iPad decreased your notebook usage?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Woodcrest64, May 20, 2010.


Has your iPad decreased your notebook usage?

  1. By a little

    36 vote(s)
  2. By a lot

    195 vote(s)
  3. Not at all.

    14 vote(s)
  1. Woodcrest64 macrumors 65816


    Aug 14, 2006
    I'm just wondering how much people's notebook usage has decreased since they bought an iPad.
  2. Woodcrest64 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 14, 2006
  3. quantum003 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2009
    No, I still use my laptop just as much... So the iPad has actually increased the amount of time I spend on a computer.

    The iPad has definitely decreased the amount of time I sleep and work... :D
  4. KatanaAzul macrumors member

    May 7, 2010
    Yep. Aside from the starcraft beta and steam for mac, I haven't used my laptop all week. Of course, I'm still on after-finals detox (read: no heavy lifting), so the iPad has been sufficient for most I have wanted to do recently.
  5. p-rice macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2010
    Las Vegas
    I was on my iPad a lot more when I got it last month but I'm back to using my mac full time for internet again.
  6. marcovortex macrumors member


    Jul 7, 2009
    Toronto, ON
    Since I got my iPad I haven't been using my mbp 15" at all. I actually just sold it. So now I'm just using a MP and my iPad. The iPad is truly an amazing device. I have plans to get a newer MBP sometime but not in a big rush. Going to wait and see if I'm happy with just an iPad and home Mac first. Guessing when I'm on away from home or on a trip somewhere I will want something more than just my iPad though.
  7. Karnivore macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2010
    As soon as I receive my new Mac Mini my MBP will be up for sale.
  8. 0101001 macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2010
    I sold my MacBook a week before release and have not missed it at all.
  9. DctrJ macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2010
    I was one of those not originally impressed by the iPad, however, circumstances called for a selling of the MBP for a good price and the purchase of an iPad. It's a great little powerhouse for about everything I could need. I plan on keeping all my lecture material on it for teaching my university classes in the fall. One small book is all I need!
  10. Tulipone macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2009
    Huntingdon UK
    My MacBook is sold, I will keep the iMac for the proper stuff, but the iPad is almost constantly around (unless my wife has it).
  11. Inked macrumors regular


    Feb 15, 2009
    Buckinghamshire, UK
    Sold one MacBook and the other one now only gets used for downloading and when the wife needs it for work
  12. vstephenson macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2007
    by a lot

    leaving the MBA at home these days when I am travelling
  13. EthanNixon macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2007
    New Jersey
    It hasn't decreased my laptop usage because I don't have one. It has however made me rethink purchasing one though. :)
  14. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    The thing that surprises me is just how many people have said that their iPad has dramatically reduced (and in some cases eliminated) the amount of time they use their Macbooks. That tells me that they spent way too much money for too much machine. :confused:
  15. KatanaAzul macrumors member

    May 7, 2010
    I'm sure that just depends on each person's situation. For example, I needed a powerful computer for school, and I needed mobility. Hence, a mbp. Now with the iPad, my next computer will probably be a desktop, as the desktop/iPad combo probably costs about the same and would work just as well (if not better).

    Of course, taking the summer off negates almost all needs for anything but the iPad :p
  16. diabolic macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    Or they listened to too many people telling them what they might possibly need instead of what they really needed.
  17. Unconsoled macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2005
    Rain City WA
    I only use my brand new MacBook Pro when the iPad is charging.
  18. cecoleman macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2007
    I have to say, I've considered selling my 11 month old MacBook Pro. I am not...for now, but I go sometimes two or three days without really using it. Whereas before I used it every morning and usually in the evenings while vege'n out on the couch watching the tube.

    It's also been really nice in bed late at night.
  19. StopSign24 macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2010
    I haven't used my mbp except for any photo editing that I need to do or playing games. That will change a lot though, once college starts up.
  20. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2004
    Cape Cod
    Nope. If it's taken time away from anything, it's my iPhone. It fills a different niche. Simply put, I use my laptop for content creation and my iPad for content consumption. It's great for reading in bed, watching movies, playing games, and surfing my usual round of websites and blogs. It's OK for light input (Facebook, blog comments, e.g.), but I wouldn't want to use it to write a full blog entry or do serious work. For creative work, I need more tools than the iPad offers.
  21. Sean006 macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2008
    i would really love to buy an ipad but since its not its own itunes brain i wont..

    i wish they would have made it so i can hook my iphone to it and have the ipad be the brain of my itunes.

    heres why...
    i would have to buy an updated Mac cause im still running a 12" powerbook lol
    yes i am...but i dont use it...i only use it to update my iphone every once and awhile..

    would love to do away with having a notebook or another computer and just have an ipad and iphone.
  22. laokai macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2008
    I just sold my netbook to a friend for $200. :)

    Haven't used it at all since I got my pad.

    Still use my desktop machine regularly, though...
  23. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2004
    Cape Cod
    Reality check, Sean. Let us assume you have a 64 GB iPod Touch. Will you really back it up to your 64 GB iPad, and still have room for your iTunes Library?

    My iTunes Library, including video, apps, and books, is a heck of a lot bigger than 64 GB.
  24. mrcc macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2009
    I use my iPad. I hardly touch my hp laptop. Just for converting n burning movies. And downloading

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