iMac/Mac Pro + iPad = Perfect.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mtnDewFTW, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    So, am I the only one who thinks that the iMac and iPad make the perfect combination?
    iPad could basically replace a laptop. With that 10 hour battery life, it's almost better than a laptop.
    Well, obviously you won't get most of the things that you would get on a MacBook, however, for me it's perfect.

    I would do heavy work on my iMac, and once I'm done with that, just use the iPad for the rest of the fun stuff.

    I always has a problem with having a desktop and a laptop. Because the music library would get all messed up, I wouldn't have the same amount of space, not the same software, movies, etc. So this is the perfect solution for me.

    What do you guys think? Anyone else feel the same way?
  2. liquidsuns macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2009
    My thoughts exactly. My girlfriend and I will use a 21" iMac as our central "hub" for music organization, photo and video editing and each have our own 32gig iPad. I'll still have my iPhone as an iPod, gps, phone, and in town/on the road computer device and she'll have her iPod touch.

    It'll be a beautiful thing.
  3. WytRaven macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2009
    Orbiting Mercury
    Yes. Except in my case its Mac Pro + iPad = Perfect
  4. jlasoon Suspended

    Jun 1, 2006
    Orlando, FL
    Same here, MacPro + iPad - MacBook = Very Happy

    I have absolutely no need to replace the MacBook, the iPad will suffice.
  5. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2008
    That's exactly what I was thinking. The iPad would be perfect for someone with a desktop computer but not a laptop.
  6. SeattleMoose macrumors 68000

    Jul 17, 2009
    Der Wald

    Actually it was my 74 year old mother (bought iMac 1 year ago) who saw iPad on TV and put 2 and 2 together. A "floating" detached screen that fronts for the iMac and gives her the freedom to access her iMac media from anywhere in the house.

    She hasn't exactly told me to go "stand in line" on April 1 but it was something like that.

    I have a MBP and I will also buy one to have a smaller lightweight entertainment center to "float around" the house with.

    I like to read before I fall asleep and I see myself in bed with the iPad reading and listening to music. (of course I don't mean "in bed" in the biblical sense!!!!:eek:,,,besides there are no ports)

    If there is a way to have the iPad be the "screen" for the Mac Mini and control the Mac Mini desktop remotely, I could see that too.

    For people like is a home run!!!! :D''
  7. Xenious macrumors 6502a

    Mar 22, 2004
    Texas, USA
    Agreed ++

    I just have a Mac Pro and think the iPas will be the perfect complementary thing for me. I'm hoping for some cool display extension and pro audio app controls.
  8. WytRaven macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2009
    Orbiting Mercury
    Same here. The monome forums are already talking about iPad apps as the current monome emulator for the iPhone/iPod suffers from being too small for real use. Interesting times ahead.

    Personally I like the physicality of the monome and would prefer to use the iPad along side my monome for faders/knobs/transport control etc rather than replacing the monome functionality itself.
  9. joshellis625 macrumors 6502


    Feb 16, 2008
    My version of this will be Windows 7 PC + iPhone 3G S + iPad = Perfect.

    It won't kill to have a PC in there somewhere :rolleyes:

    I'm a gamer.
  10. RawBert macrumors 68000


    Jan 19, 2010
    North Hollywood, CA
  11. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    I have a Dell Desktop :X , but will get an iMac to be my central computing hub.

    I have an iPhone for my iPod, Navigation, Phone, Camera/Video needs.

    And I will get an iPad for my on-the-go computing needs. Having all that multi-touch screen space will be great for E-Mail, Calendars, Contacts and other organizing.
  12. 3N16MA macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2009
    I like Mac mini + iPad + iPhone. I'm not ballin like the rest of you with your fancy iMac and Mac Pro's :D
  13. Luba macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2009
    I also have a desktop Mac, but no laptop. I was planning on getting the Air, but seems like the iPad will most things the Air will do as less than half the price. I only worry about the typing on the iPad as I will want to edit and/or write essays etc.
  14. Damian. macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2009
  15. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2009
    This is what I plan to have come April (only lack the iPad):

    21.5" iMac
    PC in signature
    Brand new $450 Toshiba top of the line netbook
    iPhone 3G S (with an impending want for the next iPhone)

    I'll have something for every occasion!
  16. Jinkst macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2008
    London via Sydney
    Just get the keyboard dock add-on :)

    But I completely agree with the original poster. When iPad first got announced I was very skeptical. I've had my iMac for a year or so and looked at buying a MacBook/Pro/Air a few months ago for something on the run, but it's too expensive for what I'd be using it for as I've already got the iMac for the important work that needs to be done. With the iPad it's the perfect accessory. If I had a lappy already and not a desktop I'd be less inclined as I already would have that portability, but iPad suits my needs impeccably.

    Can't wait to get my hands on one. Although it looks like it'll take a little longer to get to Australia...

    Apple could have dropped a new iPhone at the same time and organised a dual deal with telco's for the iPhone/iPad and basically killed the mobile industry. That would have been a sight.
  17. courboy macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2009
    Currently got the UMB, but my ideal set up would be an imac + ipad. Hoping to change this when it's released.

    Wouldn't be surprised to see a big increase in the amount of imac's sold post launch of the ipad.
  18. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2007
    For me it will be more like, Mac Pro+ Macbook Pro+ iPad+ iPhone 3GS=Perfection. There are lots of times where I don't see the need to carry around a $3,000 laptop plus I have always wanted a bigger screen iPhone (still wouldn't mind a 4.3" iPhone)/iPod Touch so the iPad will suit me brilliantly. I just hope that Apple will do pre-order on the iPad because I don't really want to camp out on launch day to get one.
  19. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

    Jul 8, 2008
    I need FCP on my portable.

    But if someone came out with a app that I could show videos with timecode that I could stop and put markers on the video with notes, that be crazy awesome. That way I could show video's I'm working on to clients and easily take notes on changes and other stuff.
  20. frank.deale macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2010
    For me it will be: MacBook Pro (used at desktop) + iPad 3G + junky (Verizon) phone.
  21. ugp macrumors 65816


    Jan 7, 2008
    Inverness, Florida
    I 100% agree.

    27" iMac & iPad = Complete Bliss!

    Don't need the full needs of a laptop but would love the portability of the iPad.
  22. calderone macrumors 68040


    Aug 28, 2009
    Well how about this for perfect:

    1. Mac Pro with 30" ACD and two 20" Dell IPS in portrait.
    2. Mac Mini running OS X Server
    3. Mac Mini HTPC
    4. Macbook Air, fiancee
    5. Macbook (white) for testing
    6. iPad for me
    7. iPad for fiancee

    That'll do it.
  23. ugp macrumors 65816


    Jan 7, 2008
    Inverness, Florida
    That is a hell of a Setup. 2 iMacs is enough for me. Thinking of getting a Mac Mini though to replace my XBOX 360 and PS3 for streaming videos.
  24. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    hopefully the ipad is quite reasonable to note taking at uni - thats the main reasoning for me wanting to purchase it ;)

    other reasons are just for the sheer usefullness of it, apps that i can have on a large screen yet still carry around, walk around the house on msn/fb etc.. just an awsome concept.
  25. WytRaven macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2009
    Orbiting Mercury
    Anyone else note the one thing wrong with this picture? Why the hell is there a todo list on sticky notes?? Whoever did that photo-comp has yet to grasp the point of having all three of those devices :D

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