Keep the iPad Pro or purchase Macbook 12"?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by scarrz, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. scarrz macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2015
    I have recently picked up a used IPP with apple smart keyboard moved from an iPad Air. I like it a lot for internet browsing, occasional email and Netflix, but I also own a MacBook Air 13" mid-2013 model (really wanting Retina display) which I have used quite a bit lately before getting the IPP vs my Ipad Air. I just feel much more productive on the MBA and things tend to take less time to do vs iPad Air.

    I'm debating unloading the MBA and IPP and just purchasing a 12" MacBook for an iPad/MBA replacement and make the Macbook my mobile go to device. My reservations are: (1) slightly smaller screen on the 12" MB vs the IPP and MBA (2) Keyboard on the MB 12". A positive for the MB would be running a VM windows 10 which interests me a lot.

    Has anyone gone from the IPP to the MacBook 12" and regretted it or has it been a good fit?
  2. fanta88 macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2015
    I have both. I enjoy the iPP more, but if I had to choose I'd pick the Macbook.

    I will say, however, that you should wait until the new computers come out later this year.
  3. scarrz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2015
    Thanks. I think I'm heavily leaning towards the 12" macbook. Just feel like I'm quicker at getting things done on it. Agree i should wait to see what the 2016 MB will look like although it will be hard to stall until then.
  4. fanta88 macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2015
    Yup. For me it would ultimately come down to the fact that I can do everything on a MB that I do on the iPP, but the opposite isn't true.
  5. scarrz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2015
    Well said! Thanks again.
  6. David58117 macrumors 65816

    Jan 24, 2013
    I have both.

    If I had to choose one to keep, it would be the 12" macbook.

    Having said that, though - the 12.9" iPP is very handy for notes/pdfs/general browsing. Sometimes, it's very nice being able to use a tablet instead of a laptop..but the macbook is definitely more handy, and portable.
  7. pollaxe macrumors 6502


    Aug 13, 2010
    West of England
    Another owner of both and another to weigh-in on keeping the MacBook. However, I'd really miss the Pencil and Procreate! :)
  8. MaulRx Suspended

    Aug 27, 2012
    Another vote for both. Each does things the other doesn't and both are joy to use
  9. marmiteturkey macrumors 6502a


    Aug 27, 2005
    I have an iPad Pro - had the rMB but sold it; am now waiting for the next one to come out to buy it again. There's space for both, and as a mobile work station, to have a 12in and 13in screen in your bag for not much more than the weight of a 15in laptop is a winner.
  10. soulreaver99 macrumors 68030


    Aug 15, 2010
    Southern California
    I have both. I use the Macbook or even a Razer Blade stealth for business travel but I always carry an iPad Pro into meetings for taking notes. I've probably saved a few acres of trees with the iPad :)

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