Went back to the iPad.

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  1. AppleGoddess macrumors 6502a

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    I bought the iPad on launch day but when the MBA came out wanted the 11 inch so sold my iPad , well lived up a MBA for a great price 750.00 but even though it is beautiful I bought another iPad and sending the MBA and apple is giving me full price back for it.

    I cauld never say anything bad about the MBA but for me the iPad is perfect for my needs, and I will have a large GC to use for the next iPad ;)
     
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

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    So after all that negotiating you decided to return it? Why not keep both? What is your main Mac?
     
  3. AppleGoddess thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No Mac I lived from launch till I sold it with it alone sync is on a cheap net book or my kids PC.
     
  4. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Interesting. I'd have guessed from your handle that your house was an Apple shrine.
     
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  6. double329 macrumors 6502

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    I still miss my iPad. But, if I am going to get the iPad again. It would be iPad 2nd gen.
     
  7. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    All I could say is I feel lucky not having to choose between my iPad and MBA. Have both, and love both :)
     
  8. AppleGoddess thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was going to wait but my kid wants one so he will get this one.
     
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  10. Chuchichan macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    Why the post then? Just simply to tell us you like the ipad?
     
  11. mcdonaldtosh macrumors newbie

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    Can you upgrade your kid? Like give him blue eyes instead of brown, more memory and Mensa-style-IQ?
     
  12. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    What is the point of this thread again?

    I have both iPad and MBA, so what is wrong about having both? Why do we have to choose one of them?
     
  13. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Now why would she downgrade from brown eyes to blue eyes? ;)
     
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  15. AppleGoddess thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just saying the MBA was nice but still the iPad is better for me, and wondering if anyone else went back to it.
     
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  17. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    i agree,

    what does it matter?


    the ipad and mba are alot different, no comparison.


    cannot replace a laptop with a ipad.
     
  18. maflynn Moderator

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    I don't have either.

    For some, I can see the iPad over the MBA making sense and for others, the laptop makes sense.

    I think for a user like my wife, who wants surfing, email, and light document work, the iPad is a better option. For my needs, a laptop suites me.

    Different strokes for different folks
     
  19. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    Different devices that do certain things better than the other. I don't see why people are always trying to replace one with the other or compare them. If the electronics budget allows, there is an argument to have both.
     
  20. gb1631 macrumors regular

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    As always. one person's ideas and needs are different, based on their individual needs and ideas of what is important to them.

    In my case, the MBA 11, caused me to cancel any plan I had to purchase an iPad. To me the iPad was just a large iPod/iPhone. More of a 'toy' then a useful computer.

    On the other hand, is to me the MBA 11 is the 'net-book' computer that uses Apple OS and does anything any of my other computers can do when I need it on trips or when I'm away from home and need a real computer.

    I was even looking at some of the PC net books, before the MBA 11 came out.
     
  21. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Me too. I actually bought a used Dell mini 10v ($200) and hackintoshed it. I invested so much time and money to upgrade the RAM and SSD. It was quite usable, except I was having so much problems when connecting it with VGA projectors. I eventually gave up and moved to 11" MBA. A lot more expensive but well worth it.

    On the other hand, I still kept and regular use my iPad. It's a much better ebook reader on couches and beds. It's also great for catching up TV episodes on the go.
     
  22. pandamonia macrumors 6502a

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    i sold my ipad for most of what i paid for it.

    tbh i thought it was crap.

    felt slow and the apps werent as good as the iphone and i didnt like paying the screen size tax on apps that are 99p vs £5.99 on ipad.

    if you get by on a ipad for everyday computer your not using it right :p
     
  23. skcrane macrumors member

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    we ended up trading my wife's old macbook and ipad for a macbook air 13 ultimate she is really excited to get it should be monday via ups. we bought ours from power max no sales tax free shipping gave good trade on her macbook and ipad pretty much paid for her new macbook air. I am going to keep my ipad 3g, we like the 3g of the ipad when traveling. I also enjoy the ereader, and casual browsing internet and email with ipad as I still have my 27 inch imac for heavy computer usage. We have best of both worlds with ipad and macbook air.
     

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