IPP or rMBP 15" - business trip...

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  1. udflyer macrumors regular

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    I have an upcoming business trip to a conference for a full 5 days...

    Here are my choices...

    1. 15" rMBP and IPP with Apple Pencil and Apple Keyboard
    2. 15" rMBP
    3. IPP with Apple Pencil and Apple Keyboard

    Yes, total 1st world problem to have.

    I am leaning toward's #3 as an experiment.....


    Thoughts ?


    Anyone use IPP with no computer for 1 week alone yet ?
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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  3. GrindedDown macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I would say try it. Setup a Remote Desktop before you go just in case you are in dire need or something . From there, just wing it.
     
  4. thisisnotmyname macrumors 65816

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    I'm doing #3 these days. Don't miss the full laptop.
     
  5. KPOM macrumors G5

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    What do you typically do? I'd say replace your 15" MBP with at 12" rMB and take both, but I'm biased.

    The iPP is like other iPads except it has native Pencil and Keyboard capabilities. It has lots of potential but if you need OS X or the ability to connect to peripherals a Mac will still be a better choice.
     
  6. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    Depends on what all you need to do when on a trip.
     
  7. philmore13 macrumors member

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    I'm in the middle of trying to replace my rmb with the ipp, 2 things are holding me back, how fast I can work with excel, (getting faster by the day) and one of the damn inventory management websites if have to use for work uses freaking flash..... Grrrrrrr
     
  8. Jetfire macrumors regular

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    I'd go with #1 but try never taking out your rMBP. If you don't take have to take out your rMBP this trip leave it at home next time.
     
  9. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    Depends on what you need to do, I just did a three day IPP trip with no issues.
     
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  11. kevroc macrumors 6502

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    For a conference, assuming you don't have a lot of "real" work to do while there, #3 ought to be not only sufficient, but truly the best of the 3 in terms of portability and overall device management.

    I know I couldn't, there are apps I need on a computer with no iOS equivalent. I can do a business trip, if short enough and using an RDP app, but for any "real" work I do I need my WPC.

    For most 2-3 day trips, my iPad has been enough. The fact it has LTE built-in makes it great for navigating, and now with the Pencil will make it great for note-taking.
     
  12. iPadDad, Nov 25, 2015
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    Hi Udflyer,

    I will tell you this, I am the general Manager of a company and I replaced my notebook for an iPad over 2 years ago and have never looked back! And subsequently i did the same for all our salesmen. The problem I see ALLOT on the forums is that people who doubt the IPP or iPad in general, are those who do not fully understand the apps that's have been developed to replace current notebook programs and they don't understand how powerful and capable the iPad really is.

    The only limiting factor is your use case, if you work on a program that is not available YET, then naturally you will not be able to do it on iPad. I say YET because IPP changes the game completely, now there is the screen size and sheer powder to run programs like Final Cut Pro etc, so just wait they are coming.

    I switched to IPad because I travel allot! The iPad gives me;

    - Unparalleled Security
    - Unbeatable portability
    - Best mobile opperating system (most sophisticated and enjoyable)
    - The opperating system (IOS) is easy to understand but very complex and sophisticated
    - Powerful apps (with the Air 2) I create all our adverts for website, email campaigns, signage, flyers etc on Pixelmator, numbers, pages are brilliant and very powerful once you understand them, and the functions that are not initially apparent become obvious once you know how to access them. Keynote is the best presentation software I have ever used, and I present straight from my iPad with just a lightning to VGA/HDMI cable which is tiny and use my iPhone to control the presentation.
    -Multi-tasking, this is a controversial topic on iPad simply because those who contest the iPad's ability to multi-task to not understand or have never committed to using iPad as thier only device (for longer than a month), I find I can multi-task much quicker and get more done fast on iPad than I ever could on PC.
    - The apps store makes you iPad the most powerful and capable tool your own. I have over 200 apps and they each do something great, but as a whole they give me the flexibility to cherry pick software that does something better than an app that try's to do it all, and I feel confident to never get stuck.
    - Battry life is beyond all day, so not cables ect
    - Boot time is instant, so if I quickly need to pull something up it is simply like opening a book


    As Tim Cook said, all he takes on his business trips is his iPad Pro and his phone,

    Bottom Line is - Use case, learn the apps, desire!
     
  13. udflyer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks everyone.

    I'm going IPP only.

    Will report back
     
  14. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Good luck, I hope you have a successful trip.
     
  15. maxsix Suspended

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    I've made a few rather lengthy serious trials over the last three years using an iPad, and a full compliment of appropriate apps.

    Not until I took delivery of my terrific Microsoft Surface Pro 3 last year, followed recently by my Surface Pro 4, have I found a fun viable alternative to carrying my MBP.

    The iPad Pro is a choice, but pricing being so high by the time it's accessorized, then taking into consideration it's limited mobile OS, lacking a file system is a complete deal breaker for my requirements.
     
  16. soulreaver99 macrumors 68020

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    posted in another thread but this video from techno buffalo talks about using the ipad pro on a business trip:

     
  17. iPadDad macrumors 6502

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    Nice review, appreciate Techno Buff for doing it.

    However, he is comparing taking an iPad pro vs a lap top, I would like to see him be more comfortable juggling a full sized 13" laptop in the seat on the plane and in bed.

    He also talks about rather using a pen and paper to hand write notes than using the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil....really??

    Again Nicely filmed review and appreciate the effort but the review seems like it has a few holes.
     
  18. double329 macrumors 6502

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    I would give the #3 IPP only a trial. This will force you to use only what you have during the trip. I am hoping you would share your experience afterward. I had tried a one day a try with just iPP, but this one day was just few real work event during slow holiday work day. I was able to do thing. All it comes down to is: You can't compare it to laptop and say this is how/what I would do with laptop. With the iPP, you can acomplish the same thing, but it would be slightly a different way of doing thing. You have all the accessories for the iPP, you should be fine.
     
  19. thisisnotmyname, Nov 26, 2015
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    Really? Because in one of your other recent iPad pro bashing posts you mentioned sticking with your new rMBP and rMB. Now you've been on Surface for two gens?
     
  20. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry to chime in late. But really you should try No.1. Reason being you don't need to go to the gym at all during the trip because you will get a workout carrying all that crap around.
     
  21. Badrottie Suspended

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    I think I would go for MacBook or MacBook Air "13 instead.
     
  22. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    That review was full of whining. Not sure how a laptop would have fared any better.
     
  23. maxsix, Nov 26, 2015
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    You needn't be upset.

    By choice I have a large selection of the latest laptops tablets and smartphones on all the various current platforms. I enjoy having choices, variety, and remaining up to date.

    I do realize that my case is far from the norm. Most people only need or care to buy a laptop or tablet or smartphone on a certain platform.

    I'm going to comment and report on these as it applies to the topic at hand, you can't control my posts.

    For you to pick apart and judge my posts, reveals that you may simply be insecure. A condition that can be cured :D
     
  24. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Depends on your business, what do you do?
     
  25. thisisnotmyname macrumors 65816

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    Just picking up on trends and holes. So tell me about the things Apple is doing right now that you really like oh buyer of multiple Apple and other tech products. I want to hear the truly positive reasons without backhand criticism that has you still buying multiple current Apple products. Enlighten us.

    I'll stop short of asking for time stamped pics of those products... For now.
     

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