So why do I need an iPad?

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  1. RDM3 macrumors regular

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    I was checking out the iPad at Best Buy and i love the whole idea, but can't figure out a solid reason to get one, I love my MBP, use it all the time, but can't seem to figure out what I would use the iPad for, other than surfing the Internet.
     
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  3. RRmalvado macrumors 6502

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    If you "love" the idea of it, wouldn't it be up to you to figure out why you need one?

    Everybody has reasons as to why, personally, I got one for my parents because their old PC wasn't cutting it.
     
  4. Bladerunnerx macrumors newbie

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    Nobody "needs" most things. It's all about personal satisfaction.
     
  5. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    You don't need an iPad, but that does not stop them from being useful.
     
  6. Piggie macrumors G3

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    Like a wife :D
     
  7. map1978 macrumors 68020

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    i'd rather take an iPad on the road/travel than my MBP

    it's all personal preference ;)
     
  8. RDM3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am trying to justify buying one, I would use it at home on wifi on the Internet, maybe buy a few games or movies.

    I teach Elem Ed, I am not sure what apps they have I could use, but then I have the issue of how I can use them in class in a Microsoft world.

    Maybe I get one for the novelty of having one and use it around the house so I don't have to carry the laptop from room to room
     
  9. NT.Hardcore macrumors newbie

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    i play a lot of music, and there are tons of music based app's for the ipad. i run an adaptor from the ipad HP jack into my mixer and play out the amp. it sounds great and adds new possibilities to music / recording IMHO. plus the tons of other things i use it for lol
     
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    So there is no speaker on it, I do have speakers I can hook up to it, but then again I can use my iPod touch and keep the iPad space free.
     
  11. entwife macrumors regular

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    No one needs an iPad.

    Its one of the most fun things I have bought in ages but they are hard to justify buying. Still pleased I did tho.
     
  12. Rooskibar03 macrumors 65816

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    There is a speaker on it. Works great in most semi-quiet environments.

    My iPad has rendered my MB useless except for using it to add or subtract content from said iPad.
     
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    If you don't know why you need it, you don't need it. Move on. Nothing to see here.
     
  15. RDM3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I am seeing what people use them for, and maybe I could use it for the same reason.
     
  16. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    So why do you need someone to tell you what to do? I assume no one needs to tell you when to eat, or sleep, or poop? These are pretty much adult decisions. If you have to ask then you don't need one. Did you really need to start a thread to discuss something that has been discussed already a million times?
     
  17. NT.Hardcore macrumors newbie

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    there is a speaker and it produces a great sound, but im using the ipad with a band, so the small speaker wount keep up lol
     
  18. funkahdafi macrumors 6502

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    dude, why do you always lol when there is nothing funny?
     
  19. Dumbledorelives macrumors 6502

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    Honestly, in a LOT of situations, your iPad can replace your laptop. You would be surprised. I use mine far more than I use my laptop now.
     
  20. greygray macrumors 68000

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    Nope, since you only use the internet. Your MBP will serve that purpose.
     
  21. eye macrumors 6502a

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    You NEED food, water, shelter, and clothing. Nothing else.
     
  22. greygray macrumors 68000

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    You're sure you don't need air?
     
  23. nospeed411 macrumors 6502a

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    I needed to buy one so she would quit complaining about how heavy her MBP was:D this was also followed by.." my iPhone is too small to surf the web"
     
  24. lordjonny macrumors regular

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    Nice catch, but im gonna help him out:p I'm sure that had been thought of but clearly had realised that airs free and the rest you have to pay for...unless your a thieving squatter or live in a cave!
     
  25. RDM3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am not asking people to tell me what to do, I was asking why I need one, maybe there is something about them I do not know, a useful app, for example.

    Apparently I did need to start the thread, you obviously read the thread title and you could have opted to not read the thread since there are a million of them, so don't complain. Next time read the thread title and decide if you wish to partake in the topic.

    Have a great day! :)
     

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