Owners of MBP and iPad 2 , how many of you...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Nishimare, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Nishimare macrumors newbie

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    purchase another MBA 11" for yourself ? I am tempted to get a MBA 11" but it seems overlapping the iPad2 in term of portability and my current usage ( surfing , basic office editing , running some games etc on iPad )
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  2. jettie1767 macrumors 6502

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    Have an iPad 2 and bought the 11" MBA yesterday.
     
  3. Hey Jude macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered an 11" Air, but I might sell my iPad as I do think the Air makes the iPad a bit redundant. I will play with both for a few days before making a decision, though.
     
  4. VMMan macrumors 6502a

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    I have a MBP 17" and iPad (1st gen). Its actually more fun using my 2011 MBA 11" but maybe because it's still a new device type for me.
     
  5. glen e macrumors 68030

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    the two do not overlap at all - the ipad is for consuming content and the macair is for creating it...it's that simple - I don't know why we have so meany "us vs them" threads - the two peacefully coexist in my household. A pad is much nicer to read from on the couch or table than the mac air. But I need a mouse for serious work so the MBA works too.
     
  6. Stangs55 macrumors 6502a

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    I'll be selling my 2010 MBP 15" and moving to the 13" MBA.

    Desktop (Win 7) is still my main and does 99% of the heavy lifting. My iPad 2 fills the void away from the desk. And the MBA is for when the iPad 2 can't quite cut it.
     
  7. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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  8. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    everyone has different needs and judgments.

    Sounds like you're being judgmental
     
  9. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    That's me.

    20 Jul - MBA released :apple:
    22 Jul - My MBP's screen was broken :( :eek:
    22 Jul - Purchased by 2011 MBA 13" 256GB :D
    27 Jul - I connected to the MBP with a monitor, mouse & keyboard, webcam, speaker, mic, etc. to convert the MBP into a desktop for my mom :cool:
     
  10. xkmxkmxlmx macrumors 6502a

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    And every time the topic comes up you chime in with the same argument 'one is for creating one is for consuming', while I will stick to mine in that the MBA is not just for creating. I can easily read and look at pictures with it on my lap or night stand and it is PREFERRED for watching movies over the iPad.

    So, I would say, while yes, they can in fact co-exist, they are still a bit redundant of each other depending on the user. And this user says, the iPad is pointless.
     
  11. Stangs55 macrumors 6502a

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    It is, you won't get an argument from me. :D But it's nice for a technology guy who likes to enjoy the latest stuff.
     
  12. Nishimare thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Perhaps i am too curious on any guys out there owning one MBP 13" , MBA 11" and iPad2. All the urge are coming from this sexy beast MBA 11" :p and usually in the home i will just use iPad for surfing on the bed or on the couch, for on the run iPad actually does the work for me ( surfing , checking and replying emails , some games and some basic office work ) also a plus point for ipad is i do not need to bring my charger along because it definitely have enough juice for me to last till end of the day ( i works on ipad around 7 hours daily ) . I dont think MBA could last me that long so to bring a charger along is a must. :confused:
     
  13. bursthead macrumors 6502

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    It's really hard to read pdf's on the mba.. I would love to toss my ipad, but not being able to read pdfs in full screen with similar sized font like the ipad. I cant see myself just going mba only...
     
  14. blueroom macrumors 603

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