reasons to get an iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Raist14, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Raist14 macrumors newbie

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    have an iPhone 4 (which if i decide to get an iPad will use to tether when I'm not in wifi area) and a MBP..so i was wondering why do people buy iPads?
    why did some of you buy them if you already have an iPhone and laptop?
    they look cool and i want one but want to be sold on it lol
     
  2. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    I find the main attraction with them is that there is no startup delays like a laptop. Just press, a button, slide to unlock and choose your app. Being able to browse the internet or watch a video within a few seconds of picking up the device is just excellent. As well as the ease of carrying it around the house as you wish, or indeed to take out on a train or something.
     
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Try one out.
     
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    If you're not sold after using one, you shouldn't buy it.
     
  5. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    -being able to walk while using the device

    -battery lasts all day

    -instant-on

    -thin and easy to slip into small compartments

    -instant-3G wherever you are. No need to turn on your mobile hotspot

    -showing other people things is easier (ex: passing around a picture, document, web page, ect.)

    -back-facing camera for random use

    If none of that matters to you, then a tablet is probably a waste of money. (understandably so!) But if those are tempting features, then a tablet's the only way to go. You won't get those features from a laptop
     
  6. Nychot macrumors 6502a

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    In a thin slice of tech you can do EVERYTHING with it except write a book. It is a total entertainment hub. Its an amazing thing. I had the ipad1 and niw the ipad2 and so does my wife. We love it.
     
  7. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    I use mine mainly to take to work and watch movies and reading in the car. The bigger screen is very nice for that. Around the house I use it for light web browsing, especially while out on the porch and the wife likes to play games on it. Not everyone has a use for it but it's a very useful device for those that do.
     
  8. greganpace macrumors regular

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    My wife's laptop just died (HP... of course) and we are going to get an iPad to be our second laptop. We are aware that it doesn't replace a computer, but we figure that having one macbook to do the heavy computing and major projects then that could be the extra to take to school for note-taking/media. So it fills that gap for us needing a second laptop while we are both in school. A cheaper and trendier option.
     
  9. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    Why get one?

    - You have more money than sense? (my excuse).
    - You're old enough to need reading glasses, and the iPhone's screen is too small to read without them. (also my excuse)
    - Angry Birds is SO much better on the larger screen (also my excuse)
    - You thought "iPad" was "eye pad", and you always wanted to be a pirate?
    - Apple employees don't make enough money.
    - You're worried the Apple stores will go out of business and turn in to GAPs.
    - I have stock in AAPL. :D

    Just kidding, all.
     
  10. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Or Aye Pad. :D
     
  11. master-ceo macrumors 65816

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    Korg iMS20
    Animoog
    Grand Theft Auto 3
    Codify
    iCircuit
    BookMan

    The list goes on...
     
  12. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

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    I had no objective reason to buy an iPad, I just wanted it.
    Now it's my most used device.
     

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