No real need for my desktop PC anymore

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Chodite, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Chodite macrumors 6502a


    Sep 23, 2007
    Baltimore, MD
    Amazed at how my iPad is now responsible for 90+% of my online time. I'm doing everything on it.

    To everyone else - what % would you say you spend on the iPad vs. your regular PC/Mac?
  2. gwynne macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2010
    Desktop is still getting my world of Warcraft raid time, plus my bill paying and banking setup, plus acting as a backend for tv recording. But almost all the rest of online time is on the iPad.
  3. h3nG macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Right now:
    75% ipad - 25% pc

    I am definitely not as "productive" using the ipad because pages load slower, takes me longer to type things (like respond to this thread). And I hate stumbling on a webpage that REQUIRES flash. ARG!

    But I enjoy using the ipad more b/c it's lighter and easier to carry around the house than my laptop.

    There are too many things I still use on the PC like Microsoft Money. Torrent. Encoding files. Editing pictures.
  4. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    Until I get some useful Audio Apps and able to move files through USB, its...
    20% iPad 80% PC/MAC
  5. klrobinson999 macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2008
    Still have to use the desktop for syncing, and media storage. I also still pay all my bills and do some shopping on the PC.
  6. BossHogg macrumors member


    Oct 29, 2007
    Hazzard County, GA
    Probably 90-10.....and that 10 is being generous to my Macbook since I don't want to hurt his feelings too much. ;)
  7. ZombiePete macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    My desktop is basically a server as far as I'm concerned; I use it for storing, streaming, andanaging media and other data, but actually sitting down at it and using it almost never happens anymore.
  8. bluehaze013 macrumors 6502

    Nov 23, 2007
    Didn't even turn my desktop on for the first 3 or 4 days after I got the iPad but these days I am back to using the desktop 90% of the time when I'm home even for web surfing just because the iPad can't view flash and can't upload pics and other attachments to forums, it just seems like every time I really want to do something I have to go to the desktop.

    The iPad is great though for that first 30 mins or so when I jump in bed at night before going to sleep or for using on the toilet :D
  9. Pravda macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2008
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    Have a question, why do you guys use the desktop for web banking? Is it more easier than on the iPad?
  10. CalMin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2007
    I'm at about 85% iPad right now. I only use the Mac when I need to do something that I can't do on the iPad.

    If I'm honest, it was a bit forced for the first week. But now I'm loving that the iPad is always charged and instantly on. There are some kinks to work out, but this is my go to device for daily tasks.
  11. Prolanman macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2009
  12. coelacanth macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2004
    Other than work, my Macs aren't used much thanks to the iPad.

    Only time I had to use my MacBook Pro at home was when I scanned some photos.

    Hoever, iPad is also working great as a companion for the Mac mini media center/server. Desktop Connect is letting me control everything from my couch. I can play pandra through Mac mini to AirTunes, rip DVD, stream movies all from/to iPad. Oh I can use flash contents like custom bag design on on iPad using VNC'd Mac mini screen as well. iPad is the ultimate weapon for couch potatoes. :p
  13. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    70% iPad - 30% MBP

    The iPad has made me realize that my MBP isn't entirely necessary. I now have an incredibly portable device and my laptop just collects dust. I plan on getting an iMac when the MBP dies. iMac + iPad = perfection.
  14. AFRet macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2009
    Springfield, MO
    While I can do many things on the iPad, there are several things that don't port across. I need to run Citrix clients, to get work done on my office system, as well as a local hospital. I have installed the Citrix client software for the iPad, but it's still no-go. Neither one will grant me access to their server using the iPad. Too bad. I'd really like to use the iPad in that way!!
  15. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area

    Would not say it necessarily easier. The people may have Quicken, Money or another program they use that interfaces with their bank. I don't use any program like that so I can bank on my Mac or my iPad or even my iPhone.
  16. noah82 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 16, 2008
    San Diego, CA
  17. H00513R macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2010
    About 50/50 right now. iMac does Time Machine, bills, heavy surfing and office tasks. The iPad everything else!
  18. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    Probably 80% of non-work stuff. Lightroom and WoW keep my iMac around though.
  19. Damian. macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2009
    Same over here.
  20. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    Right now:

    17" Macbook Pro = 20%
    iPad = 80%

    After honeymoon period:

    17" Macbook Pro = 60%
    iPad = 40%

    I would assume.

    Unless I get the keyboard dock on the iPad then it would most likely be:

    17" Macbook Pro = 50%
    iPad = 50%

  21. rkdiddy macrumors 65816


    Mar 19, 2008
    OC Baby!
    I would say:

    Mac Mini = 10%
    MBP = 50%
    iPad = 40%

    I keep going back and forth if I should sell my iPad. I love it, but I kind of feel it is more of a toy and something fun to play around with. :rolleyes:
  22. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    At home I'd say it's a 60/40 relationship between my iPad and MacBook pro, respectively. At school or work it's about 100/0 relationship between my MacBook pro and iPad, respectively, but 90/10 between MBP and iPhone.
  23. gwynne macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2010
    iPad + desktop = awesome while bored in between Arthas attempts in WoW, no risk of missing ready checks and such while alt tabbed out.
  24. Kibbe17 macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2010
    Well for me it it is like 98% iPad 2% desktop (syncing) because I already used my iPod touch for almost all of my online needs before the iPad so now it's just natural that I use my ipad for everything Internet. Not to mention I try very hard to justify the $650 spent therefore I do not use the desktop much..
  25. RobT macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2007
    Ohio, USA
    I was thinking about this earlier myself. Not so much use for the PC anymore. Still need one to activate the iPad and iPhone and sync stuff over. For me I'm thinking of going to a desktop instead of a laptop when the time comes. The desktop is less expensive (iMac vs Macbook Pro 15"), bigger hard drive, bigger screen, etc. With the iPad I just don't need my Mac to be portable anymore.

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