iPad iPad non-work use

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Samtb, Jan 11, 2015.

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Do you use ipad as primary device for non work purposes

  1. I own an iPad and MacBook/notebook and it is my primary device

    8 vote(s)
    26.7%
  2. I only own an iPad, no macbook/notebook

    8 vote(s)
    26.7%
  3. I own an iPad but use macbook/notebook as primary device

    12 vote(s)
    40.0%
  4. I don't own an iPad, my MacBook/notebook is my primary device

    2 vote(s)
    6.7%
  1. Samtb macrumors 65816

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    How many people with iPads still use their MacBooks or notebooks as a primary device for non work use?
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    There is no possible way my iPad Air 2 could replace either my laptop or desktops. My iPad is for out in the field and general Internet use. Until they do full PhotoShop and AutoCad . . . . .
     
  3. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, for those doing photo editing or other processor intensive activities but for general use people often see the iPad and MacBook air as comparable products.
     
  4. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I own an iPad and a MBP. Neither are used for work, unless I work from home. My company provides a desktop PC. If I do work from home I remote log in to my work computer with my MBP. If I really needed to I could access my work computer with my iPad, but it is not ideal.
     
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    For non-work use, yes, I'd say that the iPad is the device I use the most. Since I got my iPad, I hardly sit down at my desktop computer at home anymore.
     
  6. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Do you have a keyboard for iPad?
     
  7. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Don't need a keyboard with the iPad. At work, I use my MacBook. At home, I just use the iPad to surf the net, read ebooks, play games, etc.
     
  8. JakeJLF macrumors member

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    Desktop?

    well I guess desktop users cannot vote here...
     
  9. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Which MacBook?
     
  10. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    13 inch Air. Attached to 27 inch monitor.
     
  11. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    Question for someone who it sounds like is a pro.....

    Have you tried out/used Pixelmator on an iPad Air 2? How does it compare to tradition PhotoShop on a laptop or desktop.

    I'm not knowledgeable of such things and for what I do (dabble) Pixelmator has been phenomenal. I've heard great things generally, but I'd be interested in a specific user's take/opinion.

    Count me in as using my iPad as my main computing device. I have an iMac at home I run my media for the house through and a 13" MBA for school work (only reason being some of my classes have required specific data add-ons for Excel).

    Honestly, if I didn't have the Excel issue, I'd be able to use my iPad for all my school work as well. I already do use it for somethings related to my education. For almost everything else, I use my iPad.
     
  12. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Do you use a keyboard with ipad?
     
  13. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    Nope - just a traditional smart cover. Don't like to add bulk as the iPad Air 2's sleek form factor is part of its allure for me.
     
  14. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    And what do you use it for mainly? Word documents and surfing the web?
     
  15. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    Pretty much everything:

    -Games
    -Reading
    -Web Surfing
    -Word Documents
    -Spreadsheets
    -Banking
    -Social Media
    -Photo Editing
    -Controlling my home network
    -Controlling my AppleTVs
    -School Work
    -Watching videos/movies
    -Music

    There's very little I CAN'T do on my iPad.
     
  16. itsOver9000 macrumors 6502

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    I passed my MacBook Air on when I got my iPad Air 2 since basically everything I used my MBA for I can do on the iPad. I mostly use the iPad for web browsing, reading, email, and videos. I have a bunch of games downloaded to it that I haven't gotten around to yet. For everything else I have the Mac mini.
     
  17. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    Precisely why I haven't participated. Have a custom built desktop and no need for a notebook.
     
  18. Saturn1217 macrumors 6502a

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    For me it is really close to 50/50 (probably shouldn't have voted in the poll).

    Some nights I'll use the iPad exclusivesly and not even pull my macbook air out of my bag. Other nights I will do most browsing/etc on the macbook. Often when I am feeling guilty and thinking that I should try to do work I will use my macbook (even though no work is being done) simply because the possibility of doing work is there.
     

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