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  1. darkgremio macrumors 6502

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    Well I decided a while back to return my Surface Pro 4 and exchange to an iPad Pro 128GB, so far I am quite impressed by the iPad Pro and it's mobility. I have always been a fan of iOS and I find sometimes that I use iOS more frequently then my actual Retina Macbook. I travel a lot so portability and mobility is quite an issue, I have to pack around a work computer, personal computer, and an iPad. I carry all these objects because sometimes I spend upwards to 20 nights at a hotel.

    I found since purchasing the iPad Pro I have migrated over to using the iPad primarily over my personal computer. Usually I find myself frequently playing more iOS games then actual computer games and the increased screen size makes it much more enjoyable. I recently purchased a Nimbus Controller and this is the best combination with a stand or smart keyboard makes the iPad Pro into an almost portable gaming station (iOS games that support controllers)

    I know there are people on this forum that travel a lot and have issues with portability and having to lug around multiple pieces of electronics on flights and buses, so I just inputting my two cents for those people who are on the fence. I was once a nonbeliever of the iPad Pro and said it was overkill and not needed and now I find myself saying the complete opposite. The smart keyboard is an excellent combination as well, the only worry I have with this fabric material is the printing of each key on the keyboard getting worn off overtime.
     
  2. duffyanneal macrumors 6502a

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    I leave on my first overseas trip with the IPP tomorrow. I'm curious how things will work out over the next couple of weeks. Our stories are near mirror images with the most significant differences being that I purchased the Hori controller instead of the Nimbus and I sold my rMB. Lol.
     
  3. soulreaver99 macrumors 68020

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    Taking off to Hawaii for a week long vacation tomorrow and will be taking the iPad Pro and will be leaving the Macbook Retina at home this time around. Difference in on my business carry from my vacation carry is about 1lb, so it's not THAT much different if I were to have a full working desktop OS vs a mobile OS.

    Daily and Business Travel with rMB
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    Vacation Travel with iPP
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    I did a cheesy video on it :p
     
  4. artfossil macrumors 6502

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    I liked it! And "liked" it. I have that same MiFi. And that gadget holder (plus a smaller one).
     
  5. darkgremio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I need to get a Chromecast, or something I never thought of getting one since I have an Apple TV at home. I think it would be excellent for downtime. Well that's if I ever get a hotel room without a super small LCD television.
     
  6. artfossil macrumors 6502

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    I just take my Apple TV with me when I visit my daughter and we rent a motel room at the beach. I use my MiFi to set up a reliable internet connection. Then I AirPlay Amazon Prime TV shows and iTunes movies from my iPad. Good times. :)
     
  7. duffyanneal macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Microsoft wireless display adapter that I used with my Surface Pro 3. It would only work in about half of the Hiltons I stayed in. Most of the TVs had HDMI ports, but a lot of the time they didn't work or I couldn't switch to that input. ☹️
     
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  9. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

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    I'm in a similar situation. I had been carrying both a rMBP and an iPad Air. I've been testing out just using the iPad Pro on a few short trips. I leave my MBP turned on with the screen sleeping and log in remotely with Splashtop. The Internet is a bit slow for this but it is good enough to run some Mac only or Windows only (via Parallels), generate a file and transfer it via Dropbox.

    It will take a little while to rethink what I pack. Because the MBP was heavier I didn't mint the small extra weight of all sorts of little things (connectors, notepads, aspirin, and whatnot). This could be a huge change for business travel.

    I might even look for a smaller, lighter bag. Currently I use a Wenger Potomac. It is a great wheeled bag but it alone weighs 9 pounds.
     
  10. garyleecn macrumors 6502a

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    If I were you, I'd ditch the USB-c charger, just go with a dual/multi-port USB charger and a USB-USB-c cable. MacBook charges of regular USB ports too. It's just slower (charger power = heavy load power more or less)
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    Why don't you just hook up your iPad with the TV?
     
  11. soulreaver99 macrumors 68020

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    That's the problem, because it's slower. Also, connecting to a low powered USB charger doesn't charge the macbook when you use the USB-C AV adaptor.
     
  12. artfossil macrumors 6502

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    Who wants to be tethered by a cable or tripping over a cord?
     
  13. friedmud macrumors 65816

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    The few thousand people that were pissed off over Apple possibly removing the headphone port?!

    :D
     
  14. soulreaver99 macrumors 68020

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    The same people who were pissed when Apple removed the floppy drive, optical drive, and Ethernet port.
     

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