Should I get an iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by lovedakota, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. lovedakota macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2011
    I'm not sure if I should get an iPad 2. I have an iPhone 4 and I love it. I'm getting a MacBook Pro in 1 month. I'm moving into an apartment where I will have some roommates, and I though that I could leave the MacBook with my parents & only take the iPad. I just can't decide what to do! What do you think?
  2. sorepheet macrumors member


    Oct 27, 2010
    East Coast

    If you can afford it, yes. At the same time however it also depends on your computing needs. If you're primarily consuming, iPad is perfect. However if you generally create, don't part with your MacBook just yet. Beauty of your "dilemma" is that for pure research reasons you could buy an iPad and hold onto your MacBook. See what you gravitate towards. If you can live without MacBook bring it to the folks, if You're using the MacBook for a majority of the time, take back iPad.
    Good Luck :cool:
  3. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Buy a used iPad 1 on the cheap. If you like it sell it for what you spent and buy the 2 or 3.
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    It sure sounds like u can afford one so why not.
  5. PCClone macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2010
    No, you should not. People that have to ask this question should get a Etch a Sketch. Available now in two sizes, just like tablets.
  6. lovedakota thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2011
    Thanks everyone! I'm just a really frugal person. There's no question that I will be getting the macbook pro, and I do really want the iPad 2, I just have a hard time spending my hard earned money sometimes, I'll probably just wind up buying it though. :)
  7. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    Guess it depends what your spending priorities are, what you'll be using it for, and how much you trust your roommates.

    If you don't, or don't know that you should, the MBP has a slot to lock it in place, where the iPad doesn't.
  8. Legion93 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    Death Star, Rishi Maze
    Russell crowe had an iPad and he loved it! :d

  9. bobobenobi macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2010
    If you have to ask if you should get one, don't.
  10. krnboy503 macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2008
    another pointless thread.

    we get new "Should I get an iPad?" threads everyday..

    please use the search feature!
  11. 7thMac macrumors 6502

    May 10, 2010
    No. If uncertain, a good rule of thumb is "don't buy it". Your default activity should be saving, not buying.
  12. leomac08 macrumors 68020


    Jul 12, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    iPad will need your Macbook!

    They are symbiotic.... ;)

    iPad is a slave device..

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