new 2012 11" macbook air or ipad with 64gb

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by miatadan, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. miatadan macrumors member

    miatadan

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    Since these both are approx same size,would the new 2012 Macbook Air 11" be a better choice than new ipad with 64gb storage? In Canada with education pricing: base Macbook Air is $979 vs new ipad 64gb at $849...:confused:

    If I add price of external keyboard for ipad even less price difference.

    Biggest drawback is much shorter battery life in MacBook Air 11" :mad:

    For just email, safari , itunes and playing you tube videos is the MacBook Air fast enough without getting 8 gb ram upgrade?

    For me, having a ipad I was forever having to clean screen:eek: sold it because of that reason

    Will be travelling to Europe late this summer and feel MacBook Air 11" perfect size:)

    with those who have 11" Macbook Air happier with it than ipad?

    Dan
     
  2. Man on the moon macrumors regular

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    iPad will NOT be a better choice against a macbook air. iPad is nice but it really can't substitute an actual notebook.


    I am certain many will agree.


    Macbook air will be the better choice.
     
  3. Techwriter macrumors regular

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    I own both but if I had to choose just one, I would definitely keep the Air. I currently own three laptops and it is definitely my favorite. Snappy, light, and eye-catching, it's a wonderful, extremely portable machine.
     
  4. jgc macrumors regular

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    I think it's hard to compare the two devices since they both have very different purposes. The iPad is geared more towards content consumption and is more like a toy. The MBA is more like a working tool for content creation. iPad may be more fun for small games or reading a book, watching videos/Netflix etc., but if you need to get real work done you'll need a laptop.
     
  5. miatadan thread starter macrumors member

    miatadan

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    I think most likely will be ordering the MacBook Air 11" with 8 gb ram upgrade & 64 gb ssd as since this new model has usb 3, I can use 64gb usb 3 flash drive to store music + videos

    Dan

    be great if it can be comfirmed sata 3 for ssd
     
  6. jgc macrumors regular

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    Confirmed to be twice as fast as OP's previous 2011 ultimate 13" MBA. Must mean SATA 3.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1384251
     

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