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Discussion in 'iPad' started by iRyu, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. iRyu macrumors regular

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    okayyy. so here's my problem. I'm going to college soon around end of july. My parents promise to buy me a Retina MBP and I gotta move to another town that near my college. I'm currently using a Mac Mini. I decide to sell it off and add a little money for a portable device.

    I'm thinking, should I buy a iPad with 4G or Macbook Air 2011 or 2010 low end.
    I don't think i'll be lugging a two thousand dollar laptop everyday in college, if I don't have my IT class in that day. I hope to bring something light. I will be doing some heavy internet browsing or record down my note on it. Is ipad capable of doing my job? and im concern about battery life too. Which one is better? MBA or iPad 3?

    I own an iPad first gen but it's too laggy to do my things on it so I will give it to my parents, still usable though.
     
  2. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    There's no reason to have both an MBP and MBA, in my opinion anyways.
     
  3. Lindsford macrumors 6502a

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    First World Problems. 15rMBP is pretty mobile already...

    iPad 2 Refurb if anything
     
  4. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    will your parents adopt me?

    i agree with the above poster, no need for two macbooks, just grab an ipad. the mobile broadband speeds of lte are nice.
     
  5. iRyu thread starter macrumors regular

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    lol :confused:

    i hope you're joking bro
     
  6. Lindsford macrumors 6502a

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    Will they adopt me aswell? I'll go back to college if they do. :D
     
  7. iRyu thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know my parents are real good to me :p im not spoiled though. they just provide what I need.

    anyway, what do you think ?
     
  8. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    haha nahh i wasnt implying you were spoiled. i was implying i want a retina macbook :)
     
  9. Lindsford macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say 16gb wifi ipad2 to be cost effective. If money isnt a problem go iPad 3 32GB LTE
     
  10. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    Heck if money isn't a problem go 64gig.
     
  11. iRyu thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was thinking to go 64GB, is that overkill for me? lol

    but i need the 4G version. 16GB is no no for me.
     
  12. BluePhoenixRa macrumors regular

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    If only hash tags worked here... #FirstWorldProblems.

    All jokes aside, as the others have said, no real need for two laptops.

    And, if you are willing to carry an MBA, you might as well just carry your Retina MBP. It's not really that different.
    However, if you still don't want to carry your MBP, iPad is perfect for browsing and note taking.

    If 64GB is overkill for you or not, is not something we can say, you can surely afford it no doubt. But from my perspective, no need to buy a 64GB. 32GB should do fine. Esp., if you're just going to browse and record notes. If you are going to put music and download awhile lotta apps, then 64GB seems like a better choice, if not, 32GB should be enough.

    But really space is upto you to decide. =)
     
  13. noteple macrumors 65816

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    A computer and tablet are the way to go.

    I used an Air and an iPad.

    If you are already getting a rMBP match it with a iPad and 4g connectivity and you should be good to go.
     
  14. JMG macrumors 6502a

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    ^this. But if you really want to save money skip the iPad. The rMBP is easier to take notes with. A real keyboard is always faster than a touch IMHO. The screen real estate and flexibility of a laptop is far superior in the classroom.
     
  15. -TYLER macrumors regular

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    Also a light keyboard would be good for the iPad as well if you didn't want to take the MBP to class.
     
  16. iRyu thread starter macrumors regular

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    Of course rmbp is the best to type on but i dont feel like carrying a two thousand dollar machine around when i dont have my computer class. Ipad keyboard work fine on me as im typing this reply on ipad 1.
     
  17. JMG macrumors 6502a

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    Apparently not! ;)

    j/p
     
  18. iRyu thread starter macrumors regular

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    im still finding who willing to swap ipad with me or perhaps add some money.

    someone offered me to swap with base 2010 MBA but I need to add another 200 usd :s
     
  19. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. One of the MBP and an iPad would do the trick.
     
  20. iRyu thread starter macrumors regular

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    i think i pull the trigger for new ipad 32gb 4g wifi. good to go with my mbpr :D
     
  21. Ipadfever macrumors 6502

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    Sure why not, you're not paying for it :D
     
  22. iRyu thread starter macrumors regular

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    lol. I need to pay a little after sold my mac mini to get it. The MBPR don't need :p
     

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