is the iPad really worth it?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by tbluhp, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
    I have the iphone so is the iPad really worth it?
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    Thanks for adding your valuable thread to the hundreds of others.

    Only you know if it's worth it to you.
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    No, not really.


    Yes, of course.

    Does the iPad do anything for you, that the iPhone does not?

    It has to be done. No one else does it.

    That's not true. We know the needs to all posters, so we can say with absolute certainty, that one thing is worth it for this poster, and that other thing is not even worth mentioning.
    That's how we roll.
    WePad instead of iPad.
  4. Sketh macrumors 6502


    Sep 14, 2007
    What is this iPad you speak of?

    **Edit: Research.
    :eek: OH.

    Just kidding. But I'll go with yes, it is worth it. Unless you're content with surfing on your iPhone. Or other internet browsing hardware.
  5. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    The iPad is worth it to me. The reason a lot of people are skeptical is because most people have a smartphone and a laptop. Therefore, it's harder to justify the iPad purchase, even though it still can be a great addition.

    It is worth it for me because I don't have a laptop and only would use it for music, school work, web browsing, email etc etc. My desktop is going to handle all tasks including photo editing, music downloading and so on.

    The iPad is cheaper than a laptop, lighter than a laptop and does all of the things that I would use a laptop for. And it's touch screen.
  6. markosb macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2010
    I can't answer why it may or may not be worth it for you. I can tell you why it is worth it for myself.

    1. Its a pain reading PDF's on my iPod touch, and with no way to edit them or take notes it makes it useless in those terms.
    2. I am a photographer, so putting images to show on my ipod kinda sucks, so I plan on using the iPad as a showing device.
    3. An alternative to sitting in one place. I only have a desktop, I'd like a place to start documents.
    4. Book reading- potentially taking notes with some of the pdf documents I have.

    Is the above worth $499, I think it is... to boot I can use it for music. I have a lot of audio books I can convert along with ebooks. You can always wait a couple weeks to try it out. I own the ipod touch because it replaced my sucky Windows Mobile device.
  7. racer1441 macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009
    Yes yes it is.

    It's fantastic. It's the best thing ever. Buy one now to use and buy another for a spare!
  8. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    Hey I have a 5 inch tv. I wonder if a 40 is worth it since it's the same;)
  9. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

    Sleazy E

    Nov 24, 2009
    Hey I have a bicycle so is a motorcycle really worth it?
  10. Spudracer macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2009
    No, get a Segway scooter.
  11. gonzaload1987 macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2009
    It just Works... Not to worry!

    Sent from my iPad Nano :D
  12. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

    Jun 10, 2007
    Cary, NC
    How do you define "worth it".
  13. EddyP macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2010
    I'm getting one. So I guess that means to me it is "worth it" (whatever the hell that really means anyway).

    If you can't answer the question yourself, I'd guess it's probably not "worth it" to you. If you have to be convinced to buy it, you would probably regret buying it.
  14. Alchematron macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2007
    Maui Hawaii
    I work out of my car

    I have a iPhone and MacBook Pro

    iPhone way too small

    MBP too heavy and short battery life

    Helloooo iPad
  15. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    I have a phone in my house. Do I need a cell phone?

    I don't even like to talk to people.
  16. gr8ful macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2007
  17. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    Is the iPad worth it?
    If the "it" you're asking about is #13 or #14 (nouns) then no. :D
  18. MiguelS macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2010
    San Jose

    but cars I have can also be replaced with a can live without it.
  19. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    As many people have said, it all depends on you. I will find out it's true "worth" when it's in my house. How often will I use it coupled with a Macbook Pro and an iPhone 3GS?

    I have a feeling that I'll probably be split for time between the Macbook Pro and the iPad. I don't know how it will fit in. I had a netbook and never used it. But I have a feeling this will be different.
  20. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002

    Kinda like saying I have legs so are arms really necessary. Or maybe, more seriously, I have a drill so is a hammer overkill?

    Now of course if you are trying to install a screw into a metal support you need a drill. OTOH if you need to put a nail in drywall a hammer is the right tool. So figure out what tools you need and buy accordingly.
  21. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    More like saying "I have two arms, so is another one necessary?". I like your drill/hammer overkill analogy! :D If it was about actual killing, then once you killed them with the hammer, the drill would simply be sadistic. :eek:
  22. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Maybe not necessary, but could be useful. I mean, people do shout, "I need another hand here!" from time to time.

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