iPad 2 vs 11.6" MacBook Air

Discussion in 'iPad' started by tfrees, Mar 6, 2011.


MacBook Air or Ipad 2

  1. MacBook Air

    48 vote(s)
  2. iPad 2

    66 vote(s)
  1. tfrees macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2008
    So what do you guys think... 64GB iPad 2 or 64GB Macbook Air. I have a Mac Mini, but I rarely use it.
  2. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Both ;)

    But in all seriousness we know nothing about you. About what you plan to so with either. So it's unfair to ask us to choose one way or the other whe you fail to elaborate yourself.
  3. California King macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    Wonder what the results would be if you posted this in the Macbook section of the forum...lol
  4. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65832

    Feb 24, 2009
    I would say, if you already have a main computer, buy an iPad 2. I already have a 15" MBP that I love, so the iPad 2 will compliment me nicely... I see no point to owning 2 computers with OSX on them. I would hate to have to move files back and forth.

    If all you have is a mac mini... I'd go with the 13" maxed out air.
  5. Durious macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2008
    Calgary, Alberta
  6. ovrlrd macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2009
    Ditto, it is best to have both, fit into a nice bag and you've got all the computing power you need (for the most part).
  7. WiseDuck macrumors member


    Feb 23, 2009
    I've been asking myself the same thing. I can afford a Macbook Air or an iPad 2 this month. I just don't know which one is better for me right now.
  8. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65832

    Feb 24, 2009
  9. Full of Win macrumors 68030

    Full of Win

    Nov 22, 2007
    Ask Apple
    So, you already have a 16GB iPad. What more will the the iPad 1.5 give you that the iPad 1 does not?

    I say the MacBook Air.
  10. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    Hmm, let's see... this is an iPan forum.....

    so you should get.....an iPad!

    now that wasn't hard was it? :D
  11. Fraaaa macrumors 65816


    Mar 22, 2010
    London, UK
    If you barely use the Mac Mini, why would you have yet another Mac in the first place?
  12. AppleGoddess macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2010
    i bought a iPad then the minute the 11.6 MBA came out sold the ipad and regretted it so sold the MBA and bought another iPad
  13. tfrees thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2008
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    I actually sold the iPad I had for money to get a new one or MBA.
  14. WiseDuck macrumors member


    Feb 23, 2009
    I have the iMac in my signature and a windows laptop. The windows laptop is decent, my parents might buy it for about 400 USD which means I could easily buy an iPad 2 or Macbook Air soon. I just need something that is light and portable. The AIR is probably the better choice since I can use it at work and get real work done using Pages and Pixelmator etc.
  15. MythicFrost macrumors 68040


    Mar 11, 2009
  16. ClutchThese macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2010
    Alexandria, VA
    everytime is see your name, i think of Charlie Sheens Goddesses.

    i lols at that.
  17. FrancoRumors macrumors 6502


    Jul 23, 2010
    both - whenever possible

    I'd prefer both because i tend to not want to use the iPad for any type of word processing or typing. Its really more enjoyable for me to just use it as a point and interact device. I know its possible to use it for many different things... but it does not work well as a stand alone device. I still like the feel of a keyboard.

    Also with the addition of 4.3 if you have an iphone, iPad and Macbook air you can use mobile web on all three devices at once...definitely going to useful nearly every day.
  18. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    iPad 2 vs 11.6" Macbook Air (C2D) = iPad 2
    iPad 2 vs 11.6" Macbook Air (Sandy bridge) = Macbook Air

    For my wife then I think the 11.6" Macbook Air is closer to what she needs but after a few weeks use she felt the processor was too weak, the lack of backlit keyboard was odd and the webcam was terrible. So we're getting iPads for both of us and I'll probably sell hers when the Sandy Bridge MBA update comes out later in the year.

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