iPad 2 3G or Chromebook?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by alecsuits, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. alecsuits macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2011
    I have owned an iPad sense the first day it was released. Once the iPad 2 came out I bought the Verizon iPad 2 32GB. Recently I have been using my iPad less and less because of one of my new purchases of an iPhone 4.

    On my MacBook Air, usually all I have running is Chrome and Mail. Chrome has all my file (Dropbox & Google Docs), usernames and passwords. Would it be a good choice for me to sell my iPad 2 3G for a Chromebook? The Chromebook is actually cheaper then the iPad I have. Plus, with all of the cases, AppleCare, and VGA adapter, Camera adapters, etc. I could get a bit more money too and still have some cash left after the Chromebook purchase.
  2. ratzzo macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2011
    Keep in mind the Chromebook is only meant to be used to browse the Internet. It has no storage. It's not meant for production, either. It is still very young in its development cycle.

    I would keep the iPad, it's much more useful in many ways than the Chromebook. The laptop is basically a web browser, whilst the iPad can do a variety of things.
  3. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    I would get the iPad. Just the thought of being stuck in a Chrome like UI kinda already gives me a headache. lol
  4. BlindMellon macrumors 65816


    Apr 4, 2011
    Keep the Chromebook for rest of the internet the contains Flash.
  5. Don Kosak macrumors 6502a

    Don Kosak

    Mar 12, 2010
    Hilo, Hawaii
    I'm trying to ~get~ the whole Chromebook idea. I've been running ChromeOS (under Parallels on my Mac) for over a year now, on and off.

    I think it's still premature. The only reason I'd get one today would be to get a head start on software development for some "possible future" where ChromeOS gets significantly better.

    Since you have an iPhone 4, and can share Apps between the iPad and iPhone, it probably makes more sense to just stay in the Apple ecosystem for now. Unless you like to experiment with new stuff.

    At this poin, a Netbook is generally a better value than a Chromebook if you want to experiment. Netbook + Ubuntu Linux gives you everything ChromeOS has, plus loads of native apps, cloud integration (through Ubuntu One) and a solid office and media center experience.

    Anyway, things are always changing. In the end it's up to you to pick the technology you want to invest your time into.
  6. Hueyfreeman macrumors regular

    May 26, 2011
    Chromebooks do have an off line mode and they have hard drives
  7. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    I would stick with the iPad personally. Though I do think the Chromebooks look great. iPad is my favorite computer to do most of my daily tasks with.
  8. Mac.World macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2011
    In front of uranus
    You have a MacBook Air... so why would you bother with a severly handicapped netbook like the Chromebook?

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