Yoga 900 instead of new iPad and laptop

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by lockerc18, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. lockerc18 macrumors 6502

    May 17, 2012
    I had reached my limits with my iPad3 because of the problems I've had with IOS 8 and 9 on it which have rendered it pretty much unusable. I was waiting for the new iPad Air 3 this fall, but we know what happened with that. I do not want an iPad Pro, which is too big and way too expensive, IMO.

    As it turns out, I have an old HP laptop running Vista, too. I use it sometimes, but it has gotten really slow and painful to use, especially next to my rMBP. But I still wanted to run Windows at times, and didn't want to get into the Parallels universe.

    So, I started looking at 2 in 1 systems, since one of them would be less expensive than a new iPad and a new Windows system. And I came across the Yoga 900, which overall was a better system than the other 2 in 1s. Skylake core i7, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, QHD+ display. And I got it. And I have to say, it's pretty nice.

    The biggest problem with it has been the bloatware that Lenovo packs onto it. I ended up reinstalling vanilla Windows 10 to get rid of that. That is not a bad OS. The thing I like about the Yoga most is the tablet features. Having the tablet integrated with the laptop is really great, to the point where I don't miss my iPad at all. Sorry to say, I think running a full OS like Win10 on a tablet beats running a restricted OS like IOS on an iPad.

    I know Apple has said they'd never offer a 2 in 1 system like this. I don't see why not. I mean, sure, from an Apple business perspective, I can see why not. But from a user perspective, I think it would be a popular system. The iPad Pro with the detachable keyboard isn't the same thing. But the way Win10 handles both the desktop/laptop UI and the tablet touch UI is intriguing and well done. Apple needs to pay attention to these types of devices.
  2. michaelsviews macrumors 65816

    Sep 25, 2007
    New England
    If they have it a BB you can always get it now and use it with an extended return time

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