Who sold iPad for Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by yankintx, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. yankintx macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2010
    Just curious as to how many sold their Ipad and purchased the Air, and how happy they are with their decision after using the Air for a bit.
  2. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    That was the original idea, but I'm not sold on it as a swap out yet.
  3. kp98077 macrumors regular


    Oct 26, 2010
    I Did!

    Sold my Ipad last week going to buy a MBA air today just not sure which one. We also have an iMac(mostly my wife's work computer) and a 13" MBP. I've been wishing there would be an ipad with a key board and cover now there is! I know they are different machines but what I was running into was I couldnt reply to email to well with the ipad or edit documents or save documents and the MBA is just so much sexier looking!! IMO:)
  4. newdeal macrumors 68020

    Oct 21, 2009

    I was going to be I was a bit disappointed in the update...I sold a mbp with ssd to get the iPad and I preferred the iPad so I can't see myself loving the air more than the mbp at this time
  5. gwsat macrumors 68000


    Apr 12, 2008
    At first I was going to buy an 11 inch MBA, in which case I would definitely have sold my iPad. I finally decided to get the 13 inch MBA, though, because of its larger screen and increased power. Now I don't know whether I will sell my iPad or not. It will turn on what I think of the 13 inch MBA after I have had a chance to use it for awhile. Unfortunately, I'm still trying to find a 13 inch 2.13Ghz 4GB model locally or on a Web site that has them in stock but have had no luck doing so yet.
  6. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City

    Only thing I miss is the compact form of the iPad when all I am doing is laying in bed watching some video via Hulu, Netflix. However Now I don't have to waste $10 bucks a month on Hulu+ since I have a real computer that accesses flash content, and no I am not a fan of flash, but I want to be able to use free content for free.

    The advantage of the MBA is the stand is built in and makes it easier for me to just set the MBA on the bed or wherever and not deal with it falling over.

    For the record, I will probably just wait to see what the Rev B/next iPad has to offer and end up buying one as the wife really enjoyed some of the card games and such.
  7. nlcentralchamps macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2010
  8. Durious macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2008
    Calgary, Alberta
    I did... my MBA is being delivered today and my buyer for iPad is coming to pick it up... Good timing! :)
  9. David the Gnome macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2008
    I was waiting for the next generation of iPads anyways. Now that the 11" MBA is out I don't see a reason to get one. The Air is way more useful and the difference in portability between the two hardly makes up for the loss of features you would get with the iPad.
  10. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    I would sell my iPad to get iPad 2 or iPad 3. iPad will not replace my laptop and Laptop won't replace my iPad.
  11. techiegirl macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2007
    I just got my 11" MBA last night, but I don't think I'll sell my iPad. I have the unlimited 3G and don't want to give that up.
  12. Blazer5913 macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2004
    My 16gb WiFi is currently on Craigslist with an Apple book-sleeve cover included. I am hoping to get anywhere from 400-450 for the combo (literally in perfect condition) and I'll use this money towards a 13" MBA w/ the 4gb RAM upgrade. I honestly don't know how some people actually think of the iPad as productive. I will be the first to say its really really really cool and a fun gadget, but I can be so more efficient and productive with a 13" MBA, even if it is a tad bit bigger/less portable than an iPad. If you are complaining about portability of the tiny tiny 13" MBA, then you have a problem haha
  13. OSMac macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    Considered it,
    but the IPS touch screen and portability of the iPad is amazing.
    It would be quickly missed.

    If I could only choose one combo
    it would probably be a iPad/Desktop combo over an Air/Desktop.

    Sure one can be more productive with an Air but thats what the desktop is for.
    For portability, in car use, on couch, internet, maps, etc., the iPad is perfect.
  14. a2applegirl macrumors regular


    Jun 16, 2010
    I sold my 32gb wifi ipad and put the money toward a fully loaded 11.6" air. I love the air and I will use it much more than I used the ipad. I originally bought the ipad for reading, but it was too heavy so I got a cheap kindle for reading books and I read newspapers on my laptop, which I will do on the air. I like to write and I need and want a native keyboard. The ipad was sexy but I didn't use it much.
  15. UniPro macrumors regular


    Apr 23, 2009
    Orange County, CA
    I had planned to as well, however as I was about to put it up I realized that I love it too much. It's just perfect as an e reader, especially for all the articles I have to read for class. As others have mentioned before, they're two completely different things for different purposes.
  16. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    I wonder how many will sell their iPad and go with a MBA 11. Then down the road revert back to the iPad?

    Both devices have their pros and cons. A big one for me is having Internet everywhere with a 3G connection. I am mobile in my job and being able to use the Internet anywhere without connecting to a WiFi hotspot is so nice and convenient. I wonder if 3G might be incorporated in a future version of the MBA?

    I do know that if I purchase an MBA 11, it will be in addition to my iPad 3G.
  17. Dillenger macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2006
    Central, Illinois
  18. AppleGoddess macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2010
    I sold my 32 wifi for 510.00 on craigslist, I do miss it but will hide the cash and get the lowend model of rev.2 on release.

    I thought about returning the 11.6 but really need the extras it give me over the ipad.
  19. inf macrumors 6502


    Nov 22, 2006
    Helsinki, Finland
    Sold my iPad 3g model (32GB) for 700euros last night :D
  20. Maziar macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2010
  21. MacChicken macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2003
    I did. Don't regret it at all.

    The only thing I miss are games :(

    But I hope once the App Store for OSX goes live there will be more "small" games available.
  22. kdoug macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2010
    Iowa City, IA USA
    I liked the iPad but I LOVE my MBA. iPads gone.
  23. gwsat macrumors 68000


    Apr 12, 2008
    I finally managed to get a 13 inch 2.13Ghz 4GB MBA at the Apple Store today. After using it for a few hours I am still on the fence about getting rid of my iPad. The iPad is great for quick and dirty Web browsing while I'm watching TV. Although the 13 inch MBA is even thinner than the iPad, it is wider, longer and weighs more than the iPad. On the other hand, when it comes to capability the MBA can do nearly everything my MBP does, including running Windows apps in VMware Fusion. The iPad can't do that or a whole bunch of other things that the MBA handles easily, so the jury is still out deliberating about the future of my iPad.
  24. HardLuckStories macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2010
    UK, Manchester
    my pads on the bay now, but im not sure if i want to sell! esp after reading some of these posts.

    i will miss the 3G

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