Would the iPad 2 Meet My Needs?

Should I start using an iPad 2 instead of a MBP for the net?

  • Yes

    Votes: 4 66.7%
  • No

    Votes: 2 33.3%

  • Total voters


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 26, 2009
I spend about 3 hours a day surfing the Internet. That includes reading articles, surfing forums, watching YouTube, and watching free TV shows (legal) on places like CBS.com . Anyway, I've been doing this on my Macbook Pro 15", but I find myself uncomfortable sitting on a computer chair and using the computer for hours on end (in addition to the hours I spend working). BUT I appreciate the screen size.

So my question is: Would the iPad 2 be a satisfactory replacement for my MBP for my leisure time? Or would the greatly diminished screen size and other factors make it not worth it? I plan to keep the MBP, but hopefully this would reduce the wear and tear on it and let me enjoy net content more comfortably.


macrumors demi-god
Oct 9, 2005
It's great for me, but it sounds like you need something that does Flash video. Unless CBS.com is using HTML5 video...?