Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 22
  1. #1


    Member Since
    May 31, 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    41
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro Retina, Late 2013, Memory 8GB, Yosemite.
    ipad2 AND a macbook pro???
    hi all,i have a 13" macbook pro and am fancying ipad2,is there any advantage to having both?

  2. #2

    EvenStranger's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 09, 2010
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    844
    Specs:
    Currently 13" Late 2010 MBA, 4GB/128GB; Early 2011 13" MBP, dual core i7 2.7ghz, 4gb ram, 500gb hd
    I have both. I had the first gen wifi only, and found I didn't use it as much as I really wanted to, because if you aren't in a hot-spot, most of the apps are very limited. I got the iPad 2 with 3g, and I'm using it daily. Even if for nothing more than Facebook and Twitter feeds, it's been a tremendous improvement, because I can grab it, look for whatever information I want, launch any app, and it's just always there. Granted I haven't taken it on any road trips yet, but I'm looking forward to trying it out this weekend as we cruise the highways to visit my in-laws. Much lighter and more manageable than having a laptop open in the car, or dragging around a computer bag with all the accessories.

    p.s. The wifi model is now my wife's - part of the deal of me getting a new one! :-D

  3. #3


    Member Since
    May 31, 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    41
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro Retina, Late 2013, Memory 8GB, Yosemite.
    that was a crafty move,i agree that an ipad is a better option when going away from home,wondering if i can justify having both,im new to mac and have had my macbook pro for just 3wks and got the magic trackpad yesterday,much more comfortable to use than the one on my macbook,maybe i will wait and have an ipad for christmas,no guilty feelings then.

  4. #4

    yzfmik's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 27, 2009
    Posts
    197
    I have both plus an iMac. I bring my iPad to work (Fire Dept.) since it's small and easily fits in a backpack (ride a motorcycle most days). I use the iMac when I want to sit in my office at home, and the MacBook Pro/iPad gets used by myself or my kids in the living room. There's no way I'd give any of them up, they all fit in perfectly.
     MacBook Pro 13" 2.4GHz
     MacBook Pro 13" 2.26GHz
     iMac 21.5" 3.06GHz /  iPod 30GB /  iPhone 5 32GB
     iPad 2 64GB / 3rd Gen iPad 64 GB/ iPad Mini 32GB

  5. #5

    osxx's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 19, 2008
    Location
    houston texas
    Posts
    4,695
    Specs:
    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    I use a MBP and an iPad 1 about equally would not give up either.

  6. #6

    MYmacROX's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 17, 2009
    Posts
    3,625
    Specs:
    2008 15" MBP Yosemite, 2012 21.5" iMac Yosemite
    I use my MBP as my primary means of web browsing, e-mailing, document/spreadsheet creation, etc.
    My iPad 1 is great for when I'm on the couch watching TV and want to look something up in a hurry. "Who is that actor in this movie I'm watching?" I reach for my iPad and go to my IMDB app. It's also great for games like Words With Friends and Angry Birds. I prefer the iPad for road trips as it is easy to carry. But it does not replace my Mac because #1 it cannot compete with speed/power, and #2 I hate typing on my iPad.
    64GB iPhone 6, 64GB iPad Air 2.

    Reminder: Please include your Mac's specs. This will make it much easier for the other members to assist you.

  7. #7


    Member Since
    Mar 07, 2010
    Location
    Long Island, New York
    Posts
    120
    Specs:
    MBP 17"(2.8 ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB mem), 21.5" Imac, 15" MBP (2.4 ghz) all running ML
    I love both. I use both at different times. The iPad is so convenient and I use it when traveling, when sitting in the back yard, down at the pool, etc. The MBP is what I use for photo editing as well as using the iMac.
    I would get it. I love the apps.

  8. #8


    Member Since
    May 31, 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    41
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro Retina, Late 2013, Memory 8GB, Yosemite.
    thankyou all,i think i will end up with an ipad eventually,they look such fun,think i will wait a while tho and see if apple are going to bring out a new one for christmas,i suppose then it will be a case of ordering well in advance.

  9. #9

    MYmacROX's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 17, 2009
    Posts
    3,625
    Specs:
    2008 15" MBP Yosemite, 2012 21.5" iMac Yosemite
    Quote Originally Posted by poisonivy1 View Post
    thankyou all,i think i will end up with an ipad eventually,they look such fun,think i will wait a while tho and see if apple are going to bring out a new one for christmas,i suppose then it will be a case of ordering well in advance.
    Don't hold your breath on that one. The odds of Apple releasing 2 versions of the iPad (or any other device, for that matter) in the same year are about a billion to one against. The iPad seems to be on a yearly release cycle of April (in the U.S.) or 2nd quarter. The iPad 2s should start showing up soon in the refurbished store or you can wait until around April 2012 for iPad 3.
    64GB iPhone 6, 64GB iPad Air 2.

    Reminder: Please include your Mac's specs. This will make it much easier for the other members to assist you.

  10. #10


    Member Since
    May 31, 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    41
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro Retina, Late 2013, Memory 8GB, Yosemite.
    ok thanks,will probably get ipad 2 then.

  11. #11

    MYmacROX's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 17, 2009
    Posts
    3,625
    Specs:
    2008 15" MBP Yosemite, 2012 21.5" iMac Yosemite
    Quote Originally Posted by poisonivy1 View Post
    ok thanks,will probably get ipad 2 then.
    Great. Enjoy your new purchase. Let us know how you like it.
    64GB iPhone 6, 64GB iPad Air 2.

    Reminder: Please include your Mac's specs. This will make it much easier for the other members to assist you.

  12. #12


    Member Since
    May 31, 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    41
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro Retina, Late 2013, Memory 8GB, Yosemite.
    hmm,i just about talked myself into an ipad2 when i saw as i was browsing speculation that ipad3 could be out september or october,wonder if theres in truth in it and should i wait?

  13. #13

    EvenStranger's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 09, 2010
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    844
    Specs:
    Currently 13" Late 2010 MBA, 4GB/128GB; Early 2011 13" MBP, dual core i7 2.7ghz, 4gb ram, 500gb hd
    Waiting for the next great thing in computing is kinda like waiting for the "right" girl or guy to come along. You miss out on the time you would enjoy now for something better that may or may not be available down the road.

  14. #14


    Member Since
    May 31, 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    41
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro Retina, Late 2013, Memory 8GB, Yosemite.
    thats very profound lol,thanks for the input

  15. #15

    Deckyon's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 06, 2011
    Location
    Louisville, KY - USA
    Posts
    1,291
    Specs:
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM
    I have a MBP and an iPad 1 and would not give up either for anything. My iPad gets taken everywhere, and the MBP gets used at home all the time. Since you dont really have to shut down the MBP, I keep it asleep until I have to boot into Windows. Instant on and surfing, gaming, producing is awesome.

    Since the iPad isn't a computer replacement, it works really well to compliment even a laptop.
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB RAM
    MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256MB RAM
    iPhone 5S 64GB, iPad Air 2 128 GB LTE, iPod Nano Gen6 8GB, Apple TV 3 & 2

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. MacBook Pro + iPad2
    By Nick Hall in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-11-2012, 11:26 AM
  2. Grad school on a budget: ipad2/bluetooth keybord vs 2009ish Macbook Pro
    By cammyfive in forum iPad Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-09-2011, 07:38 PM
  3. accessing iphoto (on an ipad2) from a macbook air
    By mtd89 in forum Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-11-2011, 10:40 PM
  4. ipad2 and ex hd
    By fire2007 in forum iPad Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-04-2011, 01:20 PM
  5. ipad2?
    By Mac Mad in forum iPad Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-23-2011, 01:39 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •