iPad Pro rMacbook and iPadPro?

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  1. biosci macrumors 6502a

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    Or is this too redundant? I'm just sick of mobile safari at times... Doesn't handle Google Drive the way I'd like to work in it at all....
     
  2. Algus macrumors regular

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    I can't do my work on iOS, probably why the iPad Pro doesn't interest me. I tried to give it a good shake when I first got my iPad Air and it wasn't working for me so eventually I moved back to a laptop. For me, it definitely wouldn't be redundant.
     
  3. gtmac macrumors 6502a

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    I have both. My poor MBPr just sits. I never use it.
     
  4. biosci thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So you use the 2015 MacBook+ ipadpro? How much time each during a work day?
     
  5. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

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    Again? I think this question has been asked several times. The problem with having all these devices is there is no efficiency of use. Sure I could have a iPad pro, MacBook retina, iMac, MacBook Pro and an iPad Air and not forget an iPad mini to go with my six plus in the bathroom. But how could I use all these things.

    I say get what ever you need. I personally don't want so much of my time or money invested into devices that I have to figure a use case out for. i don't think it's redundant to have both if you you want both get them that's it.
     
  6. Cvx5832 macrumors regular

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    I have both. I used to use the rMB for content consumption. Since the Pro came along I now just use it for xCode. What's really become redundant is my iPad Air 2, but I'll give that another 6 months before I unload it.

    It really depends on WHAT you do with it.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    It all depends on your needs and usage patterns.

    I don't see the need, but that's just me.
     
  8. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    I do not enjoy taking out my rMBP to do consumption as I watch a lot of YouTube and roam the internet and reddit but I love doing that on my 6S+ and my IPA2 was taken over my 3 year old so the IPP has me very intrigued.
    Now I just need to sneakily spend $900 on it and not let the wife know :)
     
  9. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    You buy it and I'll hide it for you ;)
     
  10. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    I may need to hide myself the moment she sees the credit card bill.
     
  11. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Well, the apartment is a little full, but there is some room on the floor in my son's room. You'll have to lay on some cars and Mega Blocks though.
     
  12. Ludatyk macrumors 65816

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    Women are great detectives when it comes to investigating money... Don't think you'll have a shot
     
  13. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    I agree. I do have a birthday coming up and Valentine's Day and she has openly asked "what would you like?". May need to play that in and casually let her know the price with many BUTs involved as I try to sell some other items to tackle the cost. :)
     
  14. SS4Luck macrumors regular

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    I use my pro almost strictly for not taking in class with the pencil and laying in bed before sleep for social media and forums and stuff. I have the logi keyboard for my iPP too.

    I use. My rMBP for essays, work and media.

    I love having both of them
     
  15. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    As was said before, it depends on what you would use them for. I have both. My MacBook Pro is for "serious" computing. Stuff I just can't do with the iPad Pro. The iPad Pro is for consumption and some work. If you want a more complete and useful system, go with the MacBook Pro. You can always get the iPad Pro later if needed.
     
  16. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I was considering updating my 2010 MBA to either the next MBA or the retina MacBook. Now that I have an iPad Pro, I don't think I'll ever be buying another laptop. I have an iMac at home, for things that can't yet be done on an iPad, but for most of the things I want to do, the iPad is sufficient.
     
  17. nalbagli macrumors 6502

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    I have the Retina Macbook and the iPad Pro, but truth be told I think for me it's alittle redundant, although the rMB has OSX and that makes it better for most of work related stuff, for my workflow iPad does most of my work fine and both are similarly portable. There are some type of excel files and powerpoint for which I need a computer but for some of them the Macbook also lacks power so I think I will be waiting for the Macbook Pros update and change my Macbook for one of those for when I really need some more power at home
     
  18. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

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    I had both and ended up selling the macbook as it just felt redundant. Mac mini hooked up to my tv is the best home solution for me and iPad pro is my go to thing when i wanna be portable. if theres anything i can't do on my iPad that i would need OS X for, i just remote into my mac and use OS X on my iPad. Boom. perfect solution
     
  19. Fthree macrumors 6502a

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    i currently have a 15' pro and am thinking about picking up a IPP so i can leave this thing at the house. Anyone wanna push me?
     
  20. friedmud macrumors 65816

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    I use both a 15" rMBP and iPP. Carry both with me every day.

    This is my task split:

    • iPP:
      • Browsing
      • Email (Google Inbox)
      • Taking notes in class (currently doing a PhD)
      • Written homework (I've completely given up paper at this point)
      • Studying
      • Code reviews (I can kick back on the couch and look at colleagues code on Github and comment)
      • Meeting notes
      • Playing games
      • Arguing on the Internet (doing it right now!)
    • rMBP:
      • Programming (my PhD is in Computational Nuclear Engineering... The balance of my research involves development of massively parallel codes for using supercomputers to simulate nuclear reactors - I won't be doing that work on an iPP any time soon)
      • Journal article writing (Latex is still better done on a real laptop at this time, but it's getting better on iOS)
      • Presentations (PowerPoint, Keynote and Beamer... I'm not ready to do those on my iPP)
    On balance, I use my iPP for many more hours during the week... but the rMBP still does essential work. I don't regret carrying both, because they're both awesome at their particular tasks... So I have no compromises.
     
  21. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

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    Why bring both? Why not just bring your iPad and remote into your laptop at home?
     
  22. Fthree macrumors 6502a

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    how is this done?
     
  23. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    There are apps for this, Splashtop, Team Viewer, logmein are ones I know. My partner spends most of the time on his iPad in Splashtop remotely controlling his desktop computers. He seems to prefer that over sitting at a desk in front of his computer -- he'll often be in the same room as a computer but controlling it from Splashtop. I don't have the patience or coordination to learn how to control a desktop with Splashtop, but they have some clever UI to let you replicate mouse movement / gestures from the iPad.
     
  24. TonyK macrumors 6502a

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    You would need to enable remote login and create or subscribe to a VPN. Be sure to have EXCELLENT security and to not use a public WiFi. At least that is my take on the subject.

    Personally I don't use public hotspots and do not allow remote logins to my systems.

    Update: Didn't even consider doing it within my own home. But we do that for my wife on her laptop and desktop computer so it is a viable option.
     
  25. Serban, Jan 23, 2016
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    if you buy an ipad pro, be sure to take the keyboard too
     

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