iPad Pro Made the semi-Leap

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gmillz22, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. gmillz22 macrumors regular

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    Pondered for a couple of weeks if I could replace my MacBook with an iPad. I have a retina MacBook and an iPad Air 2. Today I scrolled through some threads and read up on people using the 12.9 more than the 9.7 when it comes to daily usage as a Mac substitute. Also saw the thread with people's amazing drawings done on iPad Pros. That was enough for me to commit to the transition this evening. I can safely say it cannot replace my MacBook for everything. College classes require flash for some internet homework assignments, I like to have iTunes back ups to manage devices as well as managing my large collection of music. However, I still sold both devices to cover the majority cost of my 12.9 Pro. I don't regret it. I'll be getting a cheap used MacBook soon to maintain the things I mentioned earlier and for the most part I do my homework at school before I go home. The apple keyboard is wonderful and I'm looking forward to becoming best friends with Apple Pencil and Procreate. Just thought I'd share my short experience thus far since I gained so much from everyone's input in other threads.
     
  2. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    Congrats on the purchase. The Smart Keyboard for the 12.9 is just amazing
     
  3. Kal-037 macrumors 6502a

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    You're going to love it. It's become my main computer and it is beyond fast, reliable and is so cool to watch movies and draw on.


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  4. infernoguy macrumors regular

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    Try using Puffin for your flash needs on the web. Works great for web sites that need flash access and it works with iOS 9 multitasking.
     
  5. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    Interesting. So Puffin can handle any websites that would normally be an issue with the iPad?
     
  6. infernoguy macrumors regular

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    Try the free version. Nothing to lose if it doesn't work out.
     
  7. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Not always. Some Flash-based sites expect mouse input and does not play well with touch.
     
  8. infernoguy macrumors regular

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    Puffin actually has a built in mouse pointer (plus trackpad) so that may help with stubborn sites.
     
  9. gmillz22 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks everyone. I'm definitely impressed thus far. Getting the 12.9 does seem like a "shiny new toy" as opposed to getting another 9.7 but I really do enjoy the bigger device. Air 2 felt like a mini when I was packaging it up. Lol Thanks for the tip inferno guy. Will certainly give this a shot this evening.
     

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