Replacing your notebook/pc for iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Damian., Feb 7, 2010.

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How many of you guys are going to replace your notebook/pc for the iPad?

  1. Replacing notebook for iPad

    15 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. Replacing PC for iPad

    1 vote(s)
    1.7%
  3. Buying one next to my notebook

    19 vote(s)
    31.7%
  4. Buying one next to my PC

    13 vote(s)
    21.7%
  5. Buying one next to my PC & notebook

    12 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. Damian. macrumors regular

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    How many of you guys are going to replace your notebook/pc for the iPad?
    Notebook includes: netbooks and tablets.

    I'm buying one next to my iMac.
     
  2. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    I'll be buying one to compliment my iMac & iPhone.
     
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I'm tending toward replacing my Touch with the iPad. If the iWorks suit works out it might also possibly replace my notebook, but I'll have to wait and see until it comes out to see if it can actually replace my notebook.
     
  4. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    I too will be buying one to compliment my iMac and iPhone. However you really need a computer for the iPad to work as it should. It isn't really a stand alone device.
     
  5. Cyberguard macrumors newbie

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    I will buy one to replace my iBook G4 next to my iMac... I am planning on completely switching from MS Office to iWork at the same time since iWork supports Microsoft documents... we'll see how that goes. :D:D:D
     
  6. marksman macrumors 603

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    I have two netbooks I never use because netbooks suck, so if I do end up getting an iPad I guess you would say it would replace those.
     
  7. Damian. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know but some members here are talking about replacing their computer for the iPad. :confused:
     
  8. Robin4 macrumors 6502

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    I'll buy one to replace my G4. I don't need my computer as much as I did before.

    Well, if I absolutely need a computer, I'll get one. This is going to be a tough year, I need to replace my iPhone too.
     
  9. Cyberguard macrumors newbie

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    Theoretically using iDisk and online services, you could use iPad as a stand alone device since you don't need to connect to a physical computer to get ressources on it (iTunes store, AppStore, iBookstore, general web etc...)...

    Then again, you would have to litterally live in an Apple bubble...
     
  10. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    Spooky, that's exactly what I intend to do. The wife will be getting a new MBP once the new ones are released sp she can ditch her ageing Toshiba laptop, and so the house will become Microsoft free, using iWorks will be a part of that.
     
  11. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    Also, updating the OS of the iPad will more than likely only be possible using a PC, we can only base that on how it is now. You never know, they may find a way to implement updates direct to the device, then it truly can be a standalone device....just throwing that out there.
     
  12. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    I guess it is possible. I sometime can go for a month without docking my iPod Touch to my computer. But you wouldn't be able to get any updates. Also your data would not be backed up. I guess as I said before it wouldn't work as it should.
     
  13. Cyberguard macrumors newbie

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    This is totally an experiment... I am quite satisfied with MS Office so far... but I want to explore alternatives.
     
  14. agkm800 macrumors 6502a

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    The iPad will never replace my notebook. But, I can see it replacing my iPod Touch.
     
  15. master-ceo macrumors 65816

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    lol cosign
     
  16. Mkallevik macrumors member

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    I am buying an iPad, but I am not sure what I will have next to it. I have a Macbook Pro today, but I am considering switching it out with an iMac and an iPad.

    However, every now and then it would be nice to have a laptop, but i feel having an iMac, Macbook Pro, iPad and iPhone will be to much.

    I guess i'l have to think about for the next few weeks.
     
  17. Cyberguard macrumors newbie

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    Unless I am mistaken (and I know it might not be the best example) Kindle 2 can do that over 3G network for example... So the idea of a "self updating" device is not completely impossible, is it ?
     
  18. Cyberguard macrumors newbie

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    Blaspheme !!!! :eek::eek: You can never have too many :apple: products !!!

    Shame one you ! :D:D
     
  19. NotTempted macrumors member

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    I am keeping the Macbook at home and taking this baby out for a date.
     
  20. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    You make it sound like you are cheating on your macbook. Shame on you.
     
  21. Cyberguard macrumors newbie

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    At least is not cheating on his Macbook with a cheap PC Netbook ! Now THAT would be a total shame... :D
     
  22. pinzel51 macrumors newbie

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    Me too ... if my wife let me :p
     
  23. RMXO macrumors 6502a

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    I'm adding it to my i7 desktop & MBP collection.
     
  24. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    Well yes, at least the macbook could understand that he left her for a newer, slicker, less heavy model.
    Instead of something that was cheap and nasty, and not as good looking, or as smart as her.
    But then again it sounds like he's planning on using the iPad as his bit on the side.
     
  25. AngryApple macrumors 6502

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    How about replacing iPod touch with iPad? My touch is my main computer. I do about 87% of all my computing on that baby. My parents are computer haters.
     

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