MBP + iPad in one

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by darth nihilus 69, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. darth nihilus 69 macrumors newbie

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    curious if anyone ever thought about a fully functional touchscreen MBP where the screen detaches and it's an iPad. would be amazing
     
  2. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Nope, you are the first one to ever float this idea.
     
  3. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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    I don't believe you can just take a laptop form factor and a tablet form factor, smash them together and get a revolutionary device. Either you need two sets of hardware (x86 for the MacBook part and Apple hw for the iPad part) with separate batteries - and that's terrible, or you need a thick and ugly display part (the iPad must be powerful enough to run the MacBook mode and contain the battery) and a tiny little keyboard, or you need a regular iPad that can run OS X and iOS and a battery + keyboard "stand" where it charges and looks like a laptop. Hell, do I need to continue? Every possible configuration would look terrible and at least one of the "modes" would suck. And yeah, OS X is not exactly touch friendly (I like it that way).
     
  4. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    Or he could just buy a Surface and call it a day. I kid, sort of.
     
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    It would be dreadful, like all the other hybrid laptops I have tried.....
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    Yes, the surface 3 and/or the Surface Pro 3 offer this sort of functionality, however its more of a tablet with a laptop functionality and power.

    The hybrids are heavy and I don't get the allure, I have a SP3 and find it to be a great product but I consider it a tablet that has laptop functionality
     

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