Why I do not want an iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by dukebound85, May 2, 2010.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    I have went to BB and they are pretty slick

    Here is why I do not want one....

    I fear if I get one, I won't use my laptop as much which would then make it feel as if the laptop was a poor purchase

    A funny reason but one nonetheless lol

    Though I may give in with this ipad 3g.......too cool
  2. pondie84 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2008
    You will still use your laptop from time to time.

    But thanks for letting us know.
  3. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    lol sure thing. i do what i can
  4. Zazoh macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2009
    San Antonio, Texas
  5. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    You were absolutely right. iPad is so additive. It's been a month, and I still can't put it down whenever I'm at home. I haven't been able to get anything done, and my daughter and wife have been complaining a lot. My advice is, don't buy it!
  6. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009
    So what you are saying is that the title of your thread is actually FALSE. You DO want one, you are just hesitant to buy one because you don't want to feel like you wasted money on a laptop, right? In that case, I predict you'll have an iPad sooner than later! You've already touched one... that allure you feel is not going to go away!

    Besides, the iPad and laptop are not mutually exclusive. You may use the laptop less often, but the iPad does not replace it. Just think of it as choosing the right device for the occasion! Who says you can only have one or the other?
  7. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    don't blame you.

    If I had a laptop the iPad impact wouldn't be as great. In my cases I didn't have a laptop so the iPad became my mobile companion to my iPhone.
  8. ARF900 macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2009
    Do you have a desktop? If you do then yes you might not use the laptop as much unless the laptop is your primary computer.
  9. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    My weekend is complete now! I can go back to work feeling good I know this.
  10. kultschar macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2010
  11. Jonnyfive macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2007
    British Columbia
    I just got one this weekend! It's mind blowing! Most people wouldn't need a laptop unless they are doing video editing or something of that nature.

    This thing is better than I thought it would be... and I already had really high hopes for it.
  12. ThoseBackPages macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2010
    New York
    Day three with my pad 3G

    This thing is so magical!!!
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Why we don't care:

    It's your money and you are free spend it as you wish.
  14. thetruth1983 macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2010
    Well you can still use your laptop to sync with the ipad and convert movies for your ipad. I have a 64gb but after the wow factor wore off, I find myself reaching for my macbook more often while i'm in the house. When it's time to use the bathroom I always take the ipad with me :)
  15. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Similar thing happened to me today at Home Depot. I feared if I bought a weed wacker I wouldn't use my lawnmower as much which would then make it feel as if the lawnmower was a poor purchase. :rolleyes:
  16. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    lol, I like that analogy
  17. kirchnrd macrumors 6502


    Jun 15, 2009
    MBP gets less use, but still used daily. iPad used hourly :)
  18. RawBert macrumors 68000


    Jan 19, 2010
    North Hollywood, CA
    You're right Duke-ster. You will end up using your laptop like once a week. We've seen a ton of posts saying iPad owners' desktops and laptops are rarely turned on anymore. I kinda knew it would happen to me, but I still love using my Macs every few days.:)
  19. Dapper macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2010
    LOL I feel the same. :D
  20. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    The only thing you have to worry about is it dumbing you down.
  21. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
  22. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    Lol prob less as I use my desktop as my primary machine and my lappy for coffee shops, mobile situations which usually is music, web browsing and maybe some office stuff

    that and i have an iphone and i pod touch

    dagnabit apple lol
  23. Cascadians macrumors member

    Nov 24, 2009
    Typing this on my new 64 3G iPad. Succumbed at launch. LOVE it! But now I have your problem in spades. iBook and iMac lonely. Why did I buy a house? No longer looking at it. Should just move to a cave, because all I wanna do is play with this iPad.
  24. antmo macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008
    that's why i sold my iphone... the ipad 3g is so much better to use for all the things i used my iphone for, except phone calls of course. but i still need a regular computer.

    so now i have a regular computer, an ipad 3g and a cheap nokia candy bar phone for phone calls.

    if att/apple/skype ever allow skype over 3g (along with background processes coming in 4.0) i'll ditch the mobile phone too.
  25. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

    Nov 3, 2007
    You must buy one. Steve said so. He also said it's magical. Don't freak with the magic.

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