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If I have a MacBook Pro and an iPad what use would a MacBook Air serve me?

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Why would I want a MacBook Air if I have iPad and MacBook Pro?

iPhone 5, iOS 6.1.4
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,030 points)

    I don't know. Why would you want a MBA? What can't you do with an iPad? That's what more you could do with an MBA.

  • PlotinusVeritas Level 6 Level 6 (13,670 points)

    macbook Air has the weight of an Ipad (nearly) and has only 1 moving part, no HD to crash


    Macbook Air is the ONLY mac with Haswell ,  802ac wifi,  and incredible 12hr battery life


    Macbook Air has ultrafast 8 second boot from SSD



    An Ipad, though I have 2 of them and love them, are just a technical TOY, not a working device, not a productivity tool.  You cant compare an Ipad to a Macbook Air.



    Ive got a Pro and an Air.    Air has many advantages over that of a Pro.



    However if you have an Ipad AND a Pro, then youve got enough to do anything you want between the two.

  • petvas Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)

    I have a Macbook Pro and a Macbook Air. I used to have an iPad but I was always feeling very limited by it, especially because of Safari which doesn't work well with all sites, like Safari on OS X, and the lack of a real keyboard, that works great with the OS. I sold my iPad 4 in September and got a Macbook Air 11".

    The only thing I miss is the Retina display of the iPad, but for reading I use my rMBP and my iPhone 5S, so that isn't a big problem.

    Of course I am tempted by the iPad Air, but I know I will have no real usage for it. It is a luxury item, so I have to consult with my wallet

    If you are satisfied with your iPad and don't feel limited by it, then you don't need a Macbook Air. If you feel otherwise then I suggest you sell your iPad and get a Macbook Air. It is a much better device, has a great battery life and is a full blown computer with no limitations.


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