iPad Pro 12.9 or Mackbook Air???

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by TexGator98, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. TexGator98 macrumors newbie


    Mar 24, 2016
    Debating which I should get - can save a little money by going with the iPad with the smart keyboard cover - but will it really do everything I need? Don't have to do anything with specific programs - use Pages/Numbers/Keynote currently and don't see any need for other programs in the near future. Do use web extensively - database website queries etc. I've had an iPad for years so very comfortable with them. Any advice suggestions? And if I do go with Macbook Air - would probably wait a month or so to see if they do come out with a refresh.
  2. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Northwest Indiana
    Sounds like Macbook Air or maybe a refurbished Macbook would be your best bet. A real keyboard and mouse will be nice for anything data intensive.
  3. munakib, Mar 24, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2016

    munakib macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2011
    I would recommend the Retina Macbook for 999$ at bestbuy. No matter how Apple sells it, ipads are a media consumption tools at best - you can not seriously get anything meaningful (keyword) done with them - I will get flamed for this. I understand that you are well versed with the iPad, but ask yourself, can you honestly compare the browsing/tab switching experience, let alone working on in a database environment from a true x64 machine? Can you switch between Firefox/Chrome/Safari in and out of pages in matter of seconds? There is a reason why ipad sales are plummeting, people have gotten over the fad - if you want to bring efficiency in your life/work get a proper mac/pc.

    iPads (Pro/Not Pro) offers the same amount of efficiency as an iPhone. Do recall how Phil Schiller never bothered to mention how many iPad Pro's were sold. It's great to keep my 7yr old busy.


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