- Sep 9, 2015
I have been asking myself the same thing. My first iPad Pro was the 10.5 that I bought the Summer of 2017. I honestly believe it was the best tool I had to get from undergrad to medical school. I had a reputation for going overboard with my drawings and notes using Notability. I still have and use my 10.5, but I bought a 2018 12.9 for the extra screen real estate, and now with the Magic Keyboard, other than mandatory for exams, I don’t think I’ll use my MacBook Pro for much of anything. I only wish my iPad Pro was a 2020 for the extra RAM. Hoping the 4GB gets me through the next few years of medical school.For the price of a BMW M3 you can get a Ford F-150 King Ranch!
For the price of an iPad Pro plus this keyboard you'll have:
A MacBook that you can't detach the screen off of
A MacBook that you can't draw on
A MacBook that has an OS that's VERY different from the iPhone you already know and love
A MacBook that is heavier when on the go because you have to bring the keyboard AND the trackpad EVERY TIME
A MacBook that doesn't have the Apple Arcade touch-based games you want to play
A MacBook that has a ton of power or features you will NEVER put to use
A Macbook on which you cannot do any of this:
I think the reverse is true. The majority do not NEED a MacBook. Steve agreed, which is why the iPad exists.
Lately I found myself asking: What EXACTLY do I need a MacBook for that I cannot do on an iPad now?