Which is better for using as entertainment in bed? iPad Pro or MacBook?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Samtb, Jul 15, 2016.

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iPad Pro or MacBook for bedtime use?

  1. iPad pro

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  2. Macbook

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  1. Samtb macrumors 65816

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    Both are light and compact enough but which is better for it? I still find that as much as iPad is powerful and great now, it's still a mobile device and has all the limitations of a mobile device.
     
  2. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Whichever you prefer. There's not a right or wrong answer.
     
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    I think you're confusing "a mobile device" as something you literally use while walking. It mostly just means you can take it anywhere because it light and compact-ish. In bed is a perfect example. I personally prefer to use a 12.9" Pro vs a MacBook in that kind of situation.
     
  4. CrystalQuest76 macrumors 6502a

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    if you are viewing an iPad for entertainment in bed, you are doing things wrong. ;)
     
  5. TheGenerous macrumors 6502a

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    Entertainment in bed, analog = women

    BEST = No enterteinment in bed, SLEEP
     
  6. sparksd macrumors 65816

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    I don't have a Macbook but I do have a Dell XPS 13 and I find the Air 2 to work better if I'm in bed (semi-sitting up) because the laptop's keyboard is difficult to use in that position.
     
  7. seggy macrumors member

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    I'd go for a mini, but then I'm not demanding a movie experience in a place I sleep. I usually just fall asleep to a podcast.
     
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Never liked using laptops in bed or on sofa, never found it comfortable to type with a keyboard in my lap. The keyboard also gets in the way when I'm just trying to read. Also, a laptop can only be used in landscape. So for me, iPad definitely wins.
     
  9. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    iPad is better definitely. I'm not sure you need the pro though.
     
  10. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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  12. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    If I called my wife a "pro", I'd be sleeping on the couch.
     
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    My wife knows she is no match for the IPP.....except for one area.
     
  14. sparksd macrumors 65816

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    And if she called you a Mini ...?
     
  15. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    MacBook, as the pro would be too heavy to hold. At least the Mac can support itself. I'd prefer a smaller iPad like the mini for in bed.
     
  16. apolloa macrumors G3

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    Which size of iPad Pro though? You haven't specified and everyone's assumed you meant the 12.9" one reading the comments.
     
  17. ctg7w6 macrumors regular

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    iPads the whole way. Laptops are unwieldy for casual use in bed. I will use one if I am writing a paper and need to lay down in bed, but if I am just sitting enjoying "veg-out" time or reading or something, I will take the iPad every time. This is because i switch positions a lot and a tablet is much easier for this without finding a dedicated spot to put it each time.
     
  18. Channan macrumors 68030

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    Probably should clear my browser history after reading this thread.
     
  19. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    The biggest downside of using an iPad in bed, is that if you fall asleep while using it... boom! it almost always falls from your hands and knocks the bejeezus out of your head/face :D

    A laptop on your stomach doesn't quite have the same ill effect.
     
  20. apolloa macrumors G3

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    Seems like your speaking from experience? Lol.

    I would use an iPad personally, easier to handle and not as hot.
     
  21. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Ha. Yes, and I suspect quite a few people have had the same painful experience!

    Yep, the safest is any iPad mini, in a soft shell case :D
     
  22. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    An iPad mini would be the best choice for me. However if we are talking about the 12.9 Inch pro then it has to be a MacBook because the big pro is just too big and unwieldy to use in bed. The MacBook can prop itself up.
     
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    I used an iPad to watch movies on my bed.
     
  24. LCPepper macrumors 6502

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    It depends...

    If you're lying flat on your back, then I would say MacBook, because you open it, and balance it on your chest and you don't have to "hold" it in the Air like an iPad; you just need to have a little hand on it to keep it balanced, and also you don't end up covering any speakers and the like.

    If I am reading I will use my iPad Pro, as it allows for more manoeuvrability and positions without compromising consumption.

    There are upshots and downsides to both for different tasks really. Just depends on what tasks you like to do in bed.

     
  25. mlovergaard macrumors 6502

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    I use my Pro 12.9 90% of the time when I am watching Netflix in bed.
     

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