Macbook Pro or iPad 5

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by drago80, May 23, 2013.

  1. drago80, May 23, 2013
    Last edited: May 23, 2013

    drago80 macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2013
    Southern Ontario
    I don't know if i should get a Macbook Pro or the iPad 5.
    I have more than enough money to buy the iPad 5 when its released later this year, but I am a couple hundreds short of a Macbook. I don't have a tablet and I am using a 1.5 year old HP Pavilion 1.8GHZ. Now I dont know if i should get an iPad because I dont have a tablet, but i already have a 17" laptop and a White 16GB iPhone 5. I've narrowed it down to these:
    (I'm not a technophobe and I understand tech talk)

    13.3-inch MacBook Pro 2.9GHz Dual-core Intel i7
    Originally released June 2012
    13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1280-by-800 resolution
    8GB (2 x 4GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    750GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000

    13.3-inch MacBook Pro 2.5GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5 with Retina Display
    Originally released October 2012
    13.3-inch (diagonal) Retina display; 2560-by-1600 resolution at 227 pixels per inch
    8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
    256GB Flash Storage
720p FaceTime HD Camera
Intel HD Graphics 4000
    (Is 256GB enough for this MacBook, especially since its Retina?)

    White iPad 5 32GB

    I am posting this thread for other peoples opinions on what I need in computing device and if you could, please explain why it would suit me. I play light games, mostly browse the web, use social-media, edit pictures and videos, listen to music and watch TV shows and movies (mostly contain flash content).
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Those two machines/devices are so far apart that it makes little sense to even suggest one over the other. If 95% of your consumption is flash then the iPad is not for you.
  3. B... macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2013
    If you use websites with 95% Flash, there is no way an iPad will work, as iPads don't support flash.

    So the options are between the MacBooks. Personally, I would go for the Retina, because of the portability (if you considered an iPad, portability must be important to you), the screen, all SSD etc. I do think the rMBP is worth the extra $90, even considering the bump down from i7 to i5, but your uses don't need anything near the i7. 256 GB should be enough because it sounds like you will mostly use the web.

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