iPad or Mac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kupkakez, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. kupkakez macrumors 68000

    kupkakez

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    Right now I'm living off a 6 year old Windows computer. It runs okay but I'm looking to replace it with an Apple something. I purchased a MacBook thinking that would be the ticket but now I'm not so sure! I'm stuck between should I just stick with an iPad or do I "need" a Mac. I'm coming to you for opinions!

    I have very basic computing needs: web browsing, online shopping, casual games (think Facebook-esque games which can be achieved through the app store), banking/bill pay, youtube, movies, music (spotify/pandora). I don't do any work on my personal computers I have a separate work provided Windows laptop for all work tasks.

    Is it worth it to splurge on a Mac, and if so which model? I do not have a budget. Or am I better suited saving a few bucks and doing it all on the iPad with possibly a keyboard? I do like the idea of just having an iPad but somewhere I have doubts hence the question.

    Thoughts/opinions?
     
  2. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    Macbook Air 11" in my opinion.
    iPad would work for you too but I hate web browsing on tablets so I don't recommend it if you spend a lot of time browsing the web.
     
  3. Airboy1466 macrumors regular

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    You should get the new retina MacBook it actually uses a core m processor which Intel intiallly created for tablets but is actually quite powerful so I think you will enjoy it best of both worlds
     
  4. qcmacmini macrumors 6502

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    +1 for MacBook Air 11"! Only because you suggested you wanted to use the iPad with a keyboard.

    However, for your basic tasks you would get by with an iPad Air 1, which I think is the best value iPad right now.
     
  5. fedeARTPOP macrumors newbie

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    MAC!

    since you already have a big portable screen (your iPhone 6+) , I think you will enjoy better a laptop...MBAir or maybe the new MB (which I found expensive for that specs), the better option would be the MBAir 13", light, thin, beautiful and portable ♥.♥

    PS: I have an iPad and I was thinking about selling it ´cause now I want a MBPro,,,and let me tell you...I think iPads may be the worthless Apple product xD
     
  6. kupkakez thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for all the input everyone! Much appreciated
     
  7. peglegjack macrumors 6502

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  8. Ludatyk macrumors 65816

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    Worthless Apple product? Obviously you are entitled to an opinion, but I wouldn't go as far as calling it a worthless product.

    I have an iPad.. And I would recommend he go with that mainly for the convenience of it. I enjoy my iPad... Has a great choice of apps designed specifically for it. I'd say go with the Air 2.. 2 GB of ram makes for solid iOS peformance.
     
  9. fedeARTPOP macrumors newbie

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    well it can be kinda worthless, almost every iPad app you can get it on your iPhone or in any Mac, and shes comparing iPad to a Mac, and a Mac will be always more productive than an iPad ;)
     
  10. NYCkid macrumors newbie

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    well it just boils down to whether you'd prefer to hold a handheld, or something bigger?
     

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