MacBook or iPad?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by cherry13bomb, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. cherry13bomb macrumors member

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    My Powerbook G4 finally bit the dust. What would be a better investment for me? I'm not a student, so I'd just basically use it around the house and outside in the summer, and I have two little kids, so I want something more durable, but I like the size of the iPad. Thanks.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    What exactly will you be using it for?
    That will probably make a difference
     
  3. cherry13bomb thread starter macrumors member

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    Basically browsing the internet, maybe watching YouTube or a movie. That's about it.
     
  4. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    If you go for the iPad, you still need a computer for initial setup, backups, and restore.
     
  5. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    Id get the Mac, simply because the Mac will let you do more than the iPad while being less limited (for instance, its difficult to play all video formats on the iPad), and you wont be relegated to mobile versions of many pages.
     
  6. cherry13bomb thread starter macrumors member

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    I do have a desktop, but my son usually steals it for his games and I'm usually stuck using my phone.
     
  7. cherry13bomb thread starter macrumors member

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    Good point. Thanks.
     
  8. AMDGAMER macrumors 6502

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    I had the ipad and returned it for a macbook air.
     
  9. David085 macrumors 6502a

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    Macbook is much better then a iPad you can do more with it.
     
  10. Robert M. macrumors 6502a

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    Get the MacBook, the iPad is great, but if you have a choice between it and a full OS X laptop, get the laptop! Have you considered the 11 inch MBA? :)
     

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