Should I sell my 13inch MBP or my iPad

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Ramas23, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. Ramas23 macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2010
    Help please.....

    I went to the Apple store yesterday and fell in loveeeee with the 11.6 Macbook Air....

    Here's my problem....I have a 13inch Macbook Pro, the 21 inch iMac (the newest one on the market), and got an iPad for graduation......

    Should I sell one of my products and get the new Air....or should I keep what I have?????

    Any thoughts would be helpful :)
  2. cheapa55 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2007
    I'd buy the MBA11 and play with it for a week or two and see how much you use the 13" and iPad. My guess is you can sell both 13" and iPad and just keep the 11" and iMac.
  3. ram8727 macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2010
    I'm selling my MacBook and iPad to get both MacBook Airs. My wife wants the 11.6" and I'm going to get the 13". I honestly think this is the future of laptops.

    You could probably get by with the MacBook Air and iMac, but for me, I prefer one computer.
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    I agree. My question is how do you have that much stuff right after graduating?
  5. aberrero macrumors 6502a

    Jan 12, 2010
    Buy the MBA13, sell your MBP, keep the iPad.

    At least, keep the iPad until next January. It isn't going to depreciate before then, no point in getting rid of it.
  6. Ramas23 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2010
    Thanks guys for the replies...

    I posted the MBP and have gotten offers for you think if I wait...the price will depreciate more.....(I paid about 1000 for it....student discount and sold the free iPod I got with it)...

  7. MrBellamy macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2010
    Sell your MacBook Pro, keep the iPad and get the MacBook Air.
    Since you have the iMac if you need a lot of power.
    I'd also say to keep your iPad, because it's such a different experience.
  8. nidserz macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2008
    Dubai x Toronto
    Sell the MBP, and get the Air. 900$ for something you essentially paid 1000$ for is really good. I would do that. I would also sell my iPad, but that depends what you use it for. I would only keep it for the apps, because the browsing and video watching, etc can all be done on the 11" MBA. Soon enough the App Store, apps will also be on your MBA.
    I didn't use my iPad anymore (not for browsing/typing) and not for games either (find my iPhone is way more portable for games, little things), so I got rid of it and replaced it with the MBA.

    I think the MBA 11" will compliment your iMac very well.
  9. wingnut8 macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2007
  10. coelacanth macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2004
  11. Macpowered macrumors member


    Feb 4, 2009
    I'm selling my iPad. I have not touched it since I got my Air.
  12. citizenal macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2010
    Sold my ipad as well. Though, I do have iphone 4, so I can still dl apps. I also should say I have a imac and macbook pro as well. Never regretted my decision to sell the ipad.
  13. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    whoever wasted their money buying you an iPad for Graduation ... I am sure will not be impressed:cool:
  14. aberrero macrumors 6502a

    Jan 12, 2010
    Neither have I, but thats mostly just because the Air is new and shiny. The iPad is still better for a lot of things.

    How much does a base model iPad go for these days anyway?
  15. iEdd macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2005
    Depends; do you have an iPhone?

    Actually, wait... No it doesn't. Get rid of the iPad regardless. You aren't going to carry both it and the 11.6" at the same time, and the Mac is actually useful for getting things done as well as consuming. Leave your MBP as your main machine for longer trips away from home so that you aren't always constrained to an 11.6" display.
  16. coelacanth macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2004
    I think many of us bought the iPad, dreaming of doing things you'd do with the 11" Air.

    I realized I need full OS X, keyboard and trackpad for the stuff I need to do when I'm out of office/home. 11" Air is perfect.

    I'm keeping my maxed out (last year) MBP13" on the other hand. It's a tiny workstation for me.
  17. SamTheeGeek macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2010
    United Kingdom
    The New macbook air rocks !!!!

    but yea you said you already got MBP, so see if you can sell the MBP and get a MBA =)

    not worth selling the ipad, its a great machine for all your app needs =)
  18. WardC macrumors 68030


    Oct 17, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    I agree. I have a MacBook Air 13" (old model 2.13/SSD) and an iPad 3G 32GB. I'm getting the 11.6" 1.6/4GB/128GB and I plan to sell my old 13" sometime in the future but I am keeping my iPad. At least the iPad will be handy for 3G wireless internet when I need it, and I have a bunch of apps on mine, and it's fun for gaming and playing around with virtual instruments. The iPad for me is more fun and games than a work tool, while the MacBook Air is a productivity workhorse that can take the place of a main computer. It can actually run OS X and every modern computer app out there. Even Windows.
  19. Maziar macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2010
    It all depends on your usage.
    I'm probably going to get the MBA 13" But I'm going to keep my iPad because Both have different purposes for me. I use my iPad for web surfing,reading books and PDFs and although MBA can also do this but I prefer the iPad because of the touch UI and its form factor. However I'll do some works which can't be done on the iPad such as photoshop etc.
  20. kdoug macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2010
    Iowa City, IA USA
    I sold my iPad. The only thing I really miss is Real Solitaire.;)
  21. Ramas23 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2010
    Thanks for the input...sold my MBP for $925 :)

    Going to go buy the 11 inch MBA excited!
  22. RHatton macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2009
    Louisville, KY
    I'd sell the MBP. The iPad and MBA are two different devices. I plan on picking up a MBA in a few weeks to replace my aging Macbook. I use my iPad for doing homework when I need to browse my PDF's in my iDisk. Its like using a textbook that is .25 inches thick. The MBA will be my travel device when I need to take a computer to do lab work, collaborate for a report or do serious work on the road. All other purposes I have my iMac at home for the base station. You sound like a similar situation to myself.

    In other words. iPad is for media consumption, MBA is for media creation.
  23. eldo33 macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2010
    hey, where did you post your MBP for sale? i'm in similar dilema like yourself. I have the mid 2009 MBP with upgraded RAM and SSD, a 32GB iPad and i just bought the 13" MBA standard. i really like the Air and I could see it replacing the MBP a lot. My wife wants me to sell the MBP since we don't need it. I still like the Pro very much and I want her to use it but she doesn't want to.
  24. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    I'm keeping my iPad primarily because of the 3G. If it was wifi-only, it would be gone!
  25. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2009
    A lot of people with both a mba and ipad will carry both at the same time. At least for me, I plan on it. They are two very useful and distinct devices. Besides, both of them weigh less than a 13" mbp.

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