Ipads


GlamGal
on Nov 07, 2011 @ 05:52 pm

Hey Chicks,

I am looking for some opinions here! Recently, I have been considering purchasing an ipad. I like the price point and think that the touch screen technology is really cool. However, I have heard that ipads are only good if you want apps, and I am not too big on apps (I'm not a gamer gal).

Also, I am a big writer. I type on average about 5 articles per week and so I need something that I can hammer ideas into. I was thinking it might be a good idea to get an ipad and a keyboard, but then I thought why not just get a mac book air? 

As you can see, I really just want some opinions!

please share your thoughts!
 


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starrynight
Ipad on Nov 08, 2011 @ 07:04 pm

I have an iPad and I think it is just fantastic, I was never much into apps at first - but there is such a wide range of apps on the market for all kinds of different needs/wants not just necessarily games!

I personally use it for videos, movies, music, browsing the internet, apps, emailing, pictures. I think if you want something portable and relatively small this would be a good option for you but then again so would a mac book air. If I had a home computer I think this would be the better option but it all comes down to what you will be using it for at the end of the day.
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GlamGal
Thanks! on Nov 09, 2011 @ 05:49 pm

:) THX!
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shiorim
. on Nov 09, 2011 @ 09:16 pm

For value I'd say the ipad is better unless you plan to use your macbook air for things other then browsing, general typing/writing and music/video (e.g. photoshop, editing, videography). The ipad has tons of different kinds of apps (lots of great writing ones actually - evernote is one I really like for planning out blogs, research, etc since it can be accessed from the internet too.

There's also lots of external keypads/boards you can get for the ipad (I've seen some people at cafes with some very portable ones that becomes a case too). You def. don't have to buy the apple branded one for this. One downside I'd say is the ipad has no USB port I believe (gotta buy an adapter, which isn't too bad and probably a good idea if you want to transfer files).

I'm debating getting one myself but I have a macbook already and I do a lot more stuff on my computer like design, video editing, etc so an ipad is a little too small for me.
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Becky
what do you need it for? on Nov 10, 2011 @ 09:53 am

That 's really the main question: what do you want it for?

If you're primary focus is something portable to carry around and write in, then I would say go for a mini laptop: macbook air if you're so inclined, or even a netbook (read my review of mine here). If you're just loving the touch technology and want an ipad, then hey, go for it. I want an ipad, just because. :-) I'm thinking of getting it early next year. I also love to write, but I don't really plan on writing with my iPad. It'd mainly be for watching movies, reading books, browsing the web, editing pics, etc.
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Chicklette
iPad vs MacBook on Nov 10, 2011 @ 01:46 pm

I own an iPad and a MacBook and I love them both. I think at this point most people will need to still have a laptop at home and use the iPad as their secondary device. I use my iPad more than my MacBook however when it comes to doing things for work I need to run Microsoft Office and other software that would require a laptop. I would say you might want to purchase a MacBook first and then invest in an iPad since you will find the two really complement each other. Hope this helps :)
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