I am in the same boat. I have an iMac that I use @ home, but I want something on the go. I think I am leaning towards the Macbook Pro though. I think it will fit my needs a lot better than an oversized iPhone (which I already have)depends on your situation.
I use an iMac as my main computer but I need something for when I'm traveling and the ipad looks like it'll meet those needs just fine....cheaper, smaller, lighter than a macbook.....and did i say cheaper?
so for me the ipad is a better choice
hmm...To have a usable (real) keyboard for the ipad, you're tied to a desk
Wondering what you were expecting from the pad. Seems to be pretty much what was <mac>rumored. I'm not sure that the gap they say it fills is so real, but what else were you expecting that you would be so disappointed?Go with the macbook. Today was so much about what the ipad doesn't do. The one thing it did do was disappoint.
Grin. Yeah, that appletv sure seemed like a good idea. Good thing Loving Spouse has forgotten its even there....It's an Apple thing, so I'll have to have one.
A Mac OS X Tablet that has been rumored on and off since 2003, not $500 to $700 to read a digital newspaper. Something that can run Quickbooks, Photoshop, Office (not iWork with proprietary files that no one else can read), write handwritten notes that can translated to type for programs or left as handwritten pdf's, multi-tasking and well be a Macbook replacement.Scott6666 said:Wondering what you were expecting from the pad. Seems to be pretty much what was <mac>rumored. I'm not sure that the gap they say it fills is so real, but what else were you expecting that you would be so disappointed?
To the OP. Get a macbook first and then a pad later if you're one of those that have the cash. Might be a nice add-on but I can't see it making laptops obsolete. Course, I'm sure sooner or later I'll by one anyway. It's an Apple thing, so I'll have to have one.
exactly.....it's aimed at a different market and a different than a laptop. To think it's supposed to meet the same needs as a laptop does is to miss the pointThe iPad strikes me as more of a supplementary/ancillary device - like an iPod - rather than a replacement for a laptop.