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ipad2 AND a macbook pro???


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hi all,i have a 13" macbook pro and am fancying ipad2,is there any advantage to having both?
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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
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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.
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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.

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 iPad 2 64GB / 3rd Gen iPad 64 GB/ iPad Mini 32GB
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I use a MBP and an iPad 1 about equally would not give up either.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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ok thanks,will probably get ipad 2 then.
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ok thanks,will probably get ipad 2 then.
Great. Enjoy your new purchase. Let us know how you like it.

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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?
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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.
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thats very profound lol,thanks for the input
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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.

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