iPad I'm drooling!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by XYpal, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. XYpal macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2014
    Hi guys. Are you happy with purchase of Air2?
    My first post here and my first IPad (Air2 WiFi, 128GB, gold) has just arrived and I’m drooling over it, now. I feel like a kid in a candy store vs more experienced users, now.
    It is comfortable to hold it in one hand when reading E-books. It was the initial reason, why I have ordered it. I went already through 3 Kindles, where each Kindle did not last longer than 2 years. The Amazon Kindle app works perfect on Air 2. I have a lot of books there. I am historical novel nut (Vikings, Middle Ages, etc).
    Of course, I will use it for other things like Pinball game (bad case of addiction here…), or sketches/drawings ideas for my oil painting and countless other things.
    I have decided to leave annoying Windows Zombies (I mean Windows 8...), so more Apple products will arrive on my desk in the future.
    This forum is really great source of very useful information and I’m glad to join it. The IPad Air2 is so silky smooth when I use it now. Sorry for this over enthusiastic post, but I love my new toy. He, he…
  2. Freakyshiat macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2011
  3. iF34R macrumors 65816


    Jul 13, 2011
    South Carolina
    This will be my second iPad, and I'll be as excited as I was when I got my first. lol
  4. tx2005 macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2013
    I'm upgrading after 3 1/2 years with an iPad 2. I'm just as excited as you to go pick my Air 2 up and start to play with it tonight!
  5. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    Congrats! Enjoy and welcome to the forum.

    Bet you lose some sleep tonight, you being a kid in a candy store! :D
  6. jmxp69 macrumors 6502

    Dec 10, 2008
    My only regret leaving Wintel for Mac several years ago is that I didn't do it sooner. Took me some time, but my entire family is now 99% Apple. We have one rebel 12 y/o girl who likes Google phones over iPhones and there's a Roku here and there for Plex.
  7. baypharm macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2007
  8. Closingracer macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2010
    I can't ever go apple for laptops. They cost way to much and I'll never use the features to make it worth it. While I would love a mac book pro I will simply never use the features enough to warrant spending $1,500+ whole a Pc laptop I would use since I primarily only use a laptop for gaming
  9. tx2005 macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2013
    I would love to buy a mac but I can't justify it since I'd still need to use windows for gaming. I can get better hardware for way cheaper with a windows pc/laptop. I'm fully apple tablet/smartphone wise.
  10. jmxp69 macrumors 6502

    Dec 10, 2008
    I used to think that way about Apple pricing too until I realized I was upgrading Wintel laptops every 6-8 months. My MacBooks generally go ~2 years between upgrades and when I roll them down to kids, they go another 2+ years. Factor in free OS upgrades for 6 computers vs. MS upgrade costs, and the amount of time I spent "fixing" Windows issues the ROI for Apple computers greatly exceeds Wintel in my use case.
  11. ipadlvr macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2014
    Windows updates every 6 months? Yea right..he he.
  12. jmxp69 macrumors 6502

    Dec 10, 2008
    Not the software, the hardware. Seven (6 at home, 1 in college) computers in the house meant the oldest one was always about three years old and on its last legs hardware wise. Anyway, this is way off topic at this point.

    OP: Enjoy the new hardware.
  13. Jawnathin macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2009
    Same here. Took a while but I bit the bullet on my late-2008 MBP that lasted me up until just a month or so ago. Nearly 6 years of usage. Got a rMBP to replace it and its been great so far.

    At work, I'm assigned a Windows PC and I'm on my 3rd laptop over about the same 6 years. My 2008 MBP lasted the complete life cycle of 2 Windows machines and still runs well.

    The up front cost for Macs are high but they last a very long time.

    Anyway, congrats to the OP for the Air2. I'm jealous!
  14. XYpal thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2014
    Thanks for warm welcome everybody. I was just able to pair Air2 with Apple Wireless Keyboard and this is nice combo for my needs. I’m not interested in laptops any more, too bulky to carry. IPad perfectly fits in my little Camel back pack which I carry with me most of the time and I will not stand out when I travel. Extra Apple keyboard allows comfortable writing for longer time but I can do this at home. I want to buy 5K IMac but the next version. I’ve seen 5Kmac in the Apple store today and I was bugged-eye for long time. I did not see such quality of pics in my life before. The Windows will have difficult job to catch up. Definitely a lot of money will go under my mattress for this purchase.
    I have to report that all following services, which I use a lot, are perfectly smooth on Air2 (vs choppy on my Windows 8):
    Netlix -
    Amazon Instant Video – I just finished “The Bridge” this show is on par with “Breaking Bad”
    DishWorld – a lot of sports here, including my favorite which is skiing, I ski a lot during the winter
    Youtube – very smooth, no more stopping and downloading or desynchronized sound with pic.
  15. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    I'm using Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard cover for my Air 1. It works great and has battery life lasting a few months (rechargeable by USB cable).
  16. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Congrats and enjoy your new baby. The tablet is definitely the nicest one out there at the moment :)

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