Help me manage my devices

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by isephmusic, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. isephmusic macrumors 6502

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    Hello this is my first year owning apple products. Never even owned an iPod. i made the big jump because i was sick and tired of DJ'ing on windows. i produce dance tracks and edit flyers in photoshop. so as a college student i now own the following devices

    classic macbook pro 15inch latest model
    iphone 5
    self build windows desktop ( i7, 8gig ram, HD6960)

    and sold my android tablet ( was the transformer inifnity which was trying to act as a replacement laptop)

    the tablet was great until it got really buggy. now im looking for an ipad as a portable device thats a workhorse. im REALLY torn between an ipad mini with retina display next year or a thinner lighter iPad 5. i want it to be able to keep up in the notes department, graphic intensive apps and not have to lug around. im not sure if i can justify having all these devices. the desktop just sits there ever since i got my macbook. but i hate carrying my macbook to college because the 15 inch non retina is heavy ! im managing but i feel an iPad would do the job there. at home ipads have very good apps to make music or check notes. but i have a dual monitor setup . im just trying to see where i can shift my workflow and what i need to sell.

    maybe if i got rid of the windows desktop, sold the macbook and upgraded to a retina i could potentially just have a light retina macbook as my " desktop" thats also portable hooked up to 2 monitors, able to be taken with me to trips. and then add the new iPad when it comes out. so instead of 4+ devices ill have just 3. what do you guys think ? thanks
     
  2. el-John-o macrumors 65816

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    I have a first generation iPad and use it for class all the time. The case I have doubles as a stand, and I use an Apple Bluetooth keyboard, and take notes. I also get as many textbooks as I can on the iPad, so I don't have to lug those around. I often bring my laptop with me, but rarely take it out of my bag. I just don't like being without it, better to have and not need than need and not have right?
     
  3. isephmusic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what kind of laptop is it and what kind of things would you need it for that your ipad would not be able to do ?
     
  4. biggd macrumors 6502

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    Sell desktop
    Buy thunderbolt external drive for track backups
    Use laptop as "center" of ur "experience"
    I use a iPad to take notes on in class and then read textbooks/slides/online course stuff on. I carry an iPad while others carry books. Gives instant access to all data + wiki + youtube
     

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