Replace Mac Mini with iPad?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by AlmostJosh, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. AlmostJosh macrumors 6502

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    I bought a mac mini in june. I have it at my moms house, and all i use it for is playing the sims and surfing the web. My question is... would I be disappointed if i sold my mini and replaced with it an iPad? I figure I could also buy one of the external keyboards for it so i can type easily. And I would also be able to take it to my fathers house. I'm sorry if this is in the wrong section.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You would be disappointed. iPad runs iPhone OS and it's possibilities are very limited so no multitasking (you can't run 2 apps at the same time) etc. It's not a computer, just a big iPod. Save up for a MacBook, it's a lot better
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I agree. A refurbished MacBook would be far superior.
     
  4. kellen macrumors 68020

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    You would be limited to what is released from the app store, so I wouldn't. Macbook as mentioned before would be a better choice, unless you are happy with the app store version.
     
  5. SXR macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with whats being said here, i dont really see a reason to buy the tablet, and especially no reason to replace a mac mini with it. Thats just my 2 cents.
     
  6. i7QuadCoreMania macrumors 6502

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    forget the iTampon, what a letdown, my "missing link" between the iphone and macbook is my Mini 10v Hackintosh.:D
     
  7. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Keep the mini....in a couple years when the V3 iPad comes out it might be worth the swap. As it is in its current state to me it seems like a big iPod touch (with 3G) - not worth the bucks in my opinion.
     
  8. Aegelward macrumors 6502a

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    Not to mention you can sling the Mini under a HDTV and use it as a HTPC when you no longer have any need of it as your main desktop.
     
  9. SXR macrumors 6502a

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    I wish that the tablet had a miniturized version of Mac OS X , instead of iPhone OS... then it might have been worth the swap.
     
  10. Thrilledge macrumors regular

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    I'd rather have a Mini than a Macbook. Keep the mini
     
  11. 300D macrumors 65816

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    Extremely. Its just a large iPod Touch.
     
  12. SXR macrumors 6502a

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    Why?
     
  13. 300D macrumors 65816

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    The iPad is not a computer, its a large iPod Touch. It can't work alone, it needs a host computer to sync with.
     
  14. SXR macrumors 6502a

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    didnt even think about that. you need a computer to run the iPad.. well that doesnt make it a computer at all.
     

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