Macbook Pro or iPad?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by karkid, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. karkid macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2010
    I'm in a bit of a dilemma. Today a friend of mine gave me the oppertunity to buy his MBP 17" 2.66GHz 4GB Ram for 1200... i thought it was a steal living in canada, So i picked it up.

    Now i'm wondering what to do. because i don't have a budget to keep everything.

    With an already killer intel i980x/5970 Desktop and a Asus UL80VT

    My options are: Keep MBP sell Asus Laptop and iPad, or just flip the MBP for around 1500 make 300 bucks and carry on.

    If you were in my position what would you do!

    thanks guys i'm new to this whole mac stuff
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    You can do a lot more with the MacBook Pro than you can with the iPad. I think that keeping the macbook Pro would be the best mix of pros and cons.
  3. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    Those two are two totally different equipment. Personally after owning the iPad, I'd go for the macbook pro as you can do a whole lot more. Also after the honeymoon period of the iPad, you'd miss getting a Macbook Pro.
  4. 3lionsbecks Suspended


    Jul 19, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Sell the Asus UL80VT and keep both the iPad and the MBP. You should probably trade in the Dell for an iMac while you're at it as well!
  5. advres Guest


    Oct 3, 2003
    Getting something from a friend for a good deal because you are friends and flipping it is probably one of the lamest things someone could do.
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I agree, I was thinking about adding that to my post as well.
  7. Stinkysteve macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    Personally I would keep the 17 incher and sell the Asus laptop.

    You could always sell the iPad at a later point in time if you want.
  8. LisaMaree macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2010
    Depends on what you'll be using either one for but the mbp is going to be more versatile since it's a full computer versus the iPad.
  9. noodle654 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    Get a MacBook Pro...I bought an iPad thinking I would use it a lot more, I barely touch the thing now. For what I do, I would much rather be using a full computer.
  10. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Also, OP, the answers here will be a bit one sided because you posted it in the MacBook Pro forum. If you had posted this in the iPad forums, you'd get it one-sided towards the iPad.
  11. ceshimm macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2010
    why not stay at the current situation.
    u can game and do heavy work on DESKTOP
    do some other works which ipad can not do on your asus
    having fun and web experience on your ipad.
    unless you like the style of MBP or the osx, then you could sell your asus and either buy a MBP 13" or from your friend.
  12. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    They stated that in the OP.

  13. Markisss88 macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2008
    i would definitely go with keeping the macbook pro, so much more you can do with the Pro but honestly it comes down to your personal choice.
  14. IndianSteveJobs macrumors newbie


    Jun 4, 2010
    Keep MacBook Pro dude, you can do hell lot of things in MacBook Pro.
  15. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

    Adidas Addict

    Sep 9, 2008
    agree 100%, I went 13 MBP>>>iPad>>>>13 MBP (or I will have when it arrives in the next couple of days.
  16. peapody macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    I dont know why people are overlooking the have kind of redundant systems. A desktop and 17" fall into the same deskoptish category and the Asus and MBP are also similar in use. The ul80 is a 14.1" correct? It seems like the UL80 is in a class of its own as a "portable" laptop...and that is something that might be important for you. It seems like you should either get rid of the macbook pro or the desktop as only one of those will be sitting at your desk for the majority of time. Now if you find that the UL80 is too big for your tastes and needs on the road, then I would consider the ipad.

    That is what I would do anyways.
  17. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    I agree with the others here. I would definitely keep the MBP.
  18. millerb7 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2010
    So I"m confused.

    You bought a MBP from a friend, a nice one at that, for a good price, yet now your having buyers remorse and deciding you can't afford it?

    I mean you knew at the time that you could or couldn't afford it I'd imagine.

    If I were you, keep the two apple products, sell the PC, game over.
  19. Winni macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2008

    An iPad is a nice device for surfing and reading in the bedroom and it's also nice to play games (like Plants vs Zombies) on it that were designed to take advantage of the multi-touch interface.

    It's not a replacement for a real computer like the MacBook Pro, though.

    I'd probably keep the MacBook Pro and the iPad and sell the rest. But that's just me.
  20. CellApparel macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2010
    Macbook Pro all the way.The ipad is great if you travel and surf the web, but limited as far as storage and what not.

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