iPad or MacBook air

Discussion in 'iPad' started by yefar11, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. yefar11 macrumors newbie

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    I have a small dilemma I am not sure weather I should get a iPad or a MacBook air can someone please tell me which would be better because I have textbooks, write essays, sometimes am told to draw, and take notes. What should I get?
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    The MacBook Air. If you have no other computer, having a MacBook Air is the smart choice. If you can have the Air AND the iPad, even better.
     
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  4. Sith Vol macrumors 6502

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    Air, because you need it for school. I have both and I rarely use my iPad for school stuff. The Air is very portable and gets the job done with any school-related things.
     
  5. THEAnonymous macrumors member

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    The Air is an all-around better choice for your needs. You'll enjoy your new laptop very much!
     
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  7. Hello... macrumors 6502a

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    I bought a new iPad and I am returning it and buying the new MacBook Air
     
  8. yefar11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I have a laptop but its too big to bring to school an it's like 7 lbs

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    THANKS PEOPLE except the one who said iPad because it makes you look cool I KNOW WHAT IM GETTING NOW!!!
     
  9. mouthster macrumors regular

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    I have both and still need the air for a few things, but damn. The screen on the air sure does look like poo now.
     
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  11. Roy G Biv macrumors 6502

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    Procrastination is one of the biggest parts of college. iPad beats the Macbook Air hands down for procrastinating.
     
  12. yefar11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I forgot to mension I'm not in college im in middle school srry
     
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  14. moonman239 macrumors 68000

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    iPad is good. There are loads of educational apps in the App Store, even for middle-schoolers.
     
  15. Peanut207 macrumors 6502

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    You mean "mention". Don't cut out of grammar class. ;)
     
  16. Roy G Biv macrumors 6502

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    While I wouldn't give procrastination as big of a priority for middle school, it's still an important component.
     
  17. smallnshort247 macrumors 6502a

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    I sold my 15 inch MacBook pro to get a high end Mac mini. I missed not having the portable option when I rarely used it ( travel, bathroom ..etc hehe) and I wasn't a huge believer in the iPad but I'm amazed at how much I use it. I still may get a MacBook air eventually but it looks like my iPad will be my main device this summer!
     
  18. caodapengtj macrumors member

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    I guess if you have the money, the best thing to do is to get a fully-functional Macbook Pro (or Air 13inch) and an iPad.

    I was trying to use a 11inch Air as replacement for iPad2. Does not work. For starters, the 3-4h battery life is very annoying, you cannot get much done in that time. And reading book on that 11inch horizontal screen is a pain. Specification of the Air sounds much better than an iPad, but it does not transfer to better user experience.

    So... why not try both and see which one fits your tasks?
     
  19. Hello... macrumors 6502a

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    Well Guys, after sleeping on it last night, I think I'm going to keep the iPad for a while longer and If a

    new MacBook air comes out this summer I will buy it.
    Thanks for everyone's input.
    It really helped me a lot:)
     
  20. whtrbt7 macrumors 6502a

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    I vote for pen and paper while in middle school. You only get to be young once and you might as well kill some trees while you're young. If pen and paper aren't enough, I would say iPad.
     
  21. mattpreston11 macrumors 6502a

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    What do you do that takes longer than 4 hours, which is away from a plug? And can be done just as good on an iPad?
     
  22. Hello... macrumors 6502a

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    Scratch that former reply going to keep myiPad!
     
  23. caodapengtj macrumors member

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    For example reading books or watching iUniversity during flight for bus trip. My Air always gives up in the middle of it. Or taking note for an entire day of classes, only iPad can do that without charging. You know class rooms, not every one get a plug.
     
  24. yefar11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I go to a private school I am loaded with 20x more that other people and I am buying it with my money
     
  25. Vermillon macrumors member

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    Cool story bro :cool:
     

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