iPhone + Macbook......+ Tablet???

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jordii, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. jordii macrumors regular

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    Fully recognizing that there are important things that can't quite be done well on an iphone or Macbook (e.g. both make for non-optimal Kindles), and that Apple's tablet will be totally cool and tempting, and assuming money isn't an object, I'm still at a loss as to how weird and unwieldy it would be for people like me, who own both iphones and MBs, to ALSO buy a tablet to shlep around.

    Any other iphone/MB owners out there wondering if they'll ever be able to reconcile to owning three different portable Mac computers?
     
  2. OasisNYK macrumors 6502

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    This is a very good question. Unless the tabled does something truly revolutionary or can replace the functionality of a laptop, it may not make sense for most. It will most likely be a luxury purchase.

    However, considering the amount of apps that can control household appliances/lights - the tablet may be useful in the home. It could also replace e-readers (it would have to be able to display e-ink text though). It is an exciting idea and I am sure apple is working hard at making it useful and tempting - so we will have to wait and see.
     
  3. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    If you're willing to fork out the early adopter tax for it (think MB Air), the tablet should be aimed at replacing the MB.
     
  4. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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  5. jordii thread starter macrumors regular

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    13" I could maybe see. But I need the 15" MBP for my work, and tablet won't replace that. At home, I dock the laptop and use external monitor...and appreciate the computing horsepower. So I won't get the horsepower at home or the monitor space on the road. I.e. not a replacement.....
     
  6. XxEjGxX macrumors regular

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    To me i would get a tablet to replace the mbp or iPhone, seems pointless for like a midpoint gadget especially with how portable the mbps are and how advanced the iPhone is[​IMG]
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Tablets are pointless anyways. They're too underpowered and clumsy to do any real work and too big to use as a phone (despite the fact that most iPhone users forget that it's a phone first and foremost).
     
  8. tkboss88 macrumors member

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    i think i would buy

    i would buy that tablet if they had text books on it!! i hate lugging around a ******** of books and PAYING FOR THEM IS WORSE. if buying an electronic version of the book costs half the price as a hardcopy, i would buy the tablet in a heartbeat. 600 bucks? no problem! i would save more than that in one year of school. also i would have a new gadget to mess around with :D

    daamnit im a sexy geek :cool:
     

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