Has your iPad decreased your notebook usage?

Has your iPad decreased your notebook usage?

  • By a little

    Votes: 36 14.7%
  • By a lot

    Votes: 195 79.6%
  • Not at all.

    Votes: 14 5.7%

  • Total voters
    245

Woodcrest64

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

quantum003

macrumors 6502a
Apr 27, 2009
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Superposition
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
 

KatanaAzul

macrumors member
May 7, 2010
69
4
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.
 

p-rice

macrumors regular
Apr 18, 2010
235
0
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.
 

marcovortex

macrumors member
Jul 7, 2009
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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.
 

DctrJ

macrumors member
Feb 16, 2010
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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!
 

sracer

macrumors G3
Apr 9, 2010
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Prescott Valley, AZ
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:
 

KatanaAzul

macrumors member
May 7, 2010
69
4
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:
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
 

diabolic

macrumors 68000
Jun 13, 2007
1,572
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Austin, Texas
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:
Or they listened to too many people telling them what they might possibly need instead of what they really needed.
 

cecoleman

macrumors regular
Nov 13, 2007
232
3
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.
 

StopSign24

macrumors regular
Feb 1, 2010
135
0
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.
 

nightcap965

macrumors 6502a
Feb 11, 2004
676
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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.
 

Sean006

macrumors 6502
Dec 23, 2008
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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.
 

laokai

macrumors member
Jan 15, 2008
57
0
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...
 

nightcap965

macrumors 6502a
Feb 11, 2004
676
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Cape Cod
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.
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.
 

mrcc

macrumors regular
Apr 10, 2009
127
0
I use my iPad. I hardly touch my hp laptop. Just for converting n burning movies. And downloading