Sell iPad and get MB Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Rossatron, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. Rossatron macrumors 6502a

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    I know this may seem like a weird question, but bear with me:

    I like my ipad (32GB, 4th gen) very much - it's portable, has good battery life and very easy to just pop outta the bag for a quick web search. Be that as it may, I started thinking about the MB air.
    - It, too, is very portable and has great battery life.
    - I can get more out of it, feature-wise, like chatting and watching youtube at the same time.
    - I can prop it against my bedroom wall so I can watch videos in bed (what I do now with my ipad).
    - no need to convert videos.

    Now, I mostly use the ipad for YouTube, web browsing, Facebook, reading and as cook book. I have some games on it, but I find that they make a very small fraction of my ipad-usage.

    If I go through with this, I would go for the base model 11" air - so we're talking about spending $1250, out of which around $500 will be covered from the ipad sale (apple products here cost about 5/4 of their retail price in the U.S) and the rest ill have to fork out of my own money.

    My concerns are this:
    - will I be able to get my cooking apps on the Mac? I am aware that I will have to purchase some of them again, but are "cookbook; all recipes; BBC recipes" be available? And how 'smart' is it, using a Mac in the kitchen? Of course, it won't be directly over what I'm making, but its a kitchen, and things tend to splash here and there.

    - is there anyone here that uses 2 laptops? When I think about having an air, on top of my MBP, it sounds like a really strange idea.

    - will there be anything that ill lose, that I'm not aware of?

    - has anyone made that kind of switch and can share what led him / her to make this decision?
     
  2. falconeight Guest

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    Don't get an air as a ipad replacement. The ipad is great at what you use it for and the mac air isn't.
     
  3. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    The iPad sounds insanely perfect for what you use it for. No need to waste your money.
     
  4. sk3tch macrumors regular

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    Ha.

    I was going to sell my iPad 4 but I love both too much. MacBook Air 11" is a powerhouse portable...and iPad 4 is handy and quick for some things, as well.
     
  5. falconeight Guest

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    I have a mac and ipad as well. I love my ipad and all its apps to much to let it ever go.
     
  6. LeeM macrumors 6502a

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    i have a pro, and traded my ipad for an 11" air. i love the air its much better at most of what i used my iPad for.

    however i miss having the ipad as a book reader, and i miss games like all the angry birds.
    i'll buy the next ipad mini for sure but i wont give up my 11" air.

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    to add, for youtube, facebook and web, the air is a million times better. you can do all 3 in safari and i personally find the ios facebook app to be a steaming pile of *****
     
  7. iAndyPham macrumors newbie

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    You have already gotten an MBP, so my suggestion is, bloody hell no.
     
  8. KiwiAdventure macrumors 6502a

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    I have a iPad 4 128g and a day old 2013 13" 256g Air and very much like them both. I use my iPad for building site visits as it's so handy reading plans and going over job details I also use the iPad on planes flights. Its so easy to attach the iPad to the TV screens on the back of the seats in front and being a 128g I have heaps of TV shows and movies to watch. :cool:

    I would recommend keeping the iPad and wait unit you have enough cash to buy the new Air as well.
     
  9. Rossatron thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the advices :) ill be keeping my ipad
     

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