With which laptop should I companion my iPP

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ShareGamer, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. ShareGamer macrumors newbie


    Jul 4, 2017
    Hey there!

    So, I'm getting a new iPad pro 12.9 and it'll be my first Apple device.
    After I buy this I'll start saving for a laptop or to build a PC.

    My biggest doubt right now it's that, if it's worth the premium for an Macbook pro? Like, as I said, my main device will be the IPP, but if I buy any laptop I want to be sure it'll be future-proof, so it'll be probably a MBP or a high end Windows laptop.

    So, I don't know if it's worth the money to buy a MBP to go with my IPP. Like, will it give my IPP more funcionabilty? What do you think about:

    iOs (iPP) -- macOS (MBP)

    iOs (iPP) -- Windows laptop
  2. Lucky11 macrumors newbie


    Mar 30, 2011
    Los Angeles
    If you need windows consider a surface laptop. It's a fantastic device. When I use my surface laptop I have my 12.9 iPad Pro next to it running a second screen with duet.
  3. Trogdor796 macrumors regular


    Apr 21, 2015
    Very hard to answer without knowing your needs.

    Gaming and heavy work? iPad Pro and build your own windows desktop, what I have currently. Game on the desktop, web browsing and light tasks I do on the iPad while relaxing on a couch, chair, or bed.

    Professional photo/video editing, heavy excel use, etc.? MacBook Pro/iMac/Windows Desktop for heavy work and iPad Pro for same light tasks mentioned above.

    Only light tasks like email, web browsing, YouTube, etc.? Just iPad Pro.

    That's just my personal opinion, and like I said, all depends on needs and budget.
  4. akash.nu macrumors 603


    May 26, 2016
    If you want to take the ecosystem benefit & definitely need windows in the mix then look at surface tablets instead of iPad but if you really wanna get the iPad then look at the macs as a companion. Apple devices work well together.

    Other than gaming, macOS can handle most of the requirements people can throw at it, the model choice will depend on your typical use of a computer though. You can actually use boot camp or virtual windows to play games on macs as well.

    iPad Pro is a very capable device in itself. I'll suggest to use it on its own for sometime to really understand when and where you need a complete computer solution and make a decision based on that. For all you know, you might not even need a full blown computer after all.
  5. ShareGamer thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jul 4, 2017
    I don't actually need Windows, but I do need a full Os to work with CAD and Mathlab.

    Now that I've been reading about this, the real question is, is it worth investing in the Apple ecosystem? And as I'm in a Mac forum the answer will be mostly yes, but as I never used a device with ethier iOs or macOS, I don't know which advantages it has.

    I already bought the iPP because I just love the way it works, and I've seen and read more than 100 reviews about it. My doubts are if I'll have a real "plus" if all my other devices are from Apple, like an IPhone and a Macbook.

    Thanks for the answers!!
  6. Evan becker macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2017
    As someone who used to be an avid surface and android user, you don’t know what you’re missing until you go all apple. I currently have an iphone an an ipad pro as my daily laptop and things are connected seamlessly throughout. It’s amazing I can leave my ipad at home and remember that there was an article I had up on safari that I wanted to read and all I have to do is go to safari on my iphone and get the link from the tab window. It’s also amazing how airpods work with apple devices and don’t even need to be paired together. Don’t underestimate the apple ecosystem integration because it’s amazing
  7. roccobladr macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2011
    Get a Mac mini to accompany your iPad Pro that way you can save a couple bucks and go all in.

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