iPad 3 or 13" Macbook Pro Core i7 ???

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  1. MS2083 macrumors regular

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    which is better in terms of; Video & Photo Editing, Music Producing, Moderate amount of Gaming, typing documents, etc...

    iPad 3 4G LTE or 13" Macbook Pro 2.8Ghz Core i7
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Ummm, is this a trick question? :rolleyes:

    Of course the MBP is better. What color is the sky in your planet?
     
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  4. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    It really depends. Is this serious work? If its light use; the iPad would be great.
    Video/Photo editing- iPhoto for iPad + iMovie for iPad
    Music Producing- Garageband for iPad
    Moderate amount of gaming- Plenty of iPad games.
    Typing Documents- Pages for IOS + Apple BT Keyboard.

    If the Video/photo editing/music production/gaming is serious then you will want the mac.
     
  5. flyguy206 macrumors 6502a

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    I would say for the avg person the ipad will work just fine. But if you need it for paying jobs then the macbook.
     
  6. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Guys, comparing an iPad to a MacBook Pro is like comparing a fly swatter with a sledge hammer! They are not even in the same league!

    Can you do video and photo editing on the iPad? Yes.

    Can I produce music on the iPad? Yes.

    Can I game on the iPad? Yes.

    Which is BETTER? (Which I interpret to be easier to use, faster, more capable of handling larger files, more choices of software, more choices of connectivity/file sharing, etc. etc. etc.) Geez, this is no contest.

    I can aslo empty a pool with a straw. Doesn't mean I want to do that.

    If I want to do a few small video clips, a couple of easy songs, a couple of games, and I want the ultimate in portability, sure the iPad could do it. But better than a MacBook Pro? :confused:
     
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  9. iThink Apple macrumors 6502

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    Macbook Pro!! You can do anything with a Mac but not with an iPad!
     
  10. EdMan macrumors 6502

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    To be honest, I can't really believe you would ask this question. I don't think I would need a forum to answer this if you truly understand what you're doing. If you're going to be doing serious work, you should do more research on your own.
     
  11. applesith macrumors 68020

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    Screw these morons. You really just need an iPod touch.
     
  12. iMaconApple macrumors 6502a

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    Just wait for the iPad Pro :apple::D should come out in 2020:p
     
  13. Epic Xbox Revie macrumors 6502a

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    Sure you can do all that stuff on an iPad. But you can also do it on an iPhone or an iPod touch. The MacBook pro is obviously going to be the "best" as far as time productivity. But any of the above devices can do what you want.
     
  14. waynep macrumors 6502

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    Do you have a computer now?

    If the answer is no, then I who use get the MacBook Pro first then get the iPad as a supplemental device.
     
  15. physicsguy13 macrumors 6502

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    The MacBook Pro is the obvious answer but you are really comparing two completely different things. Comparing a MacBook Pro with a Core i7 to an iPad doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
     

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