John Gruber in his iPad mini review:

Both the 11-inch Air and full-size iPad 3/4 make more sense to me as devices for people who only want to carry one portable computer. But if I’m going to carry both, I think it makes more sense to get a bigger MacBook and the smaller iPad Mini.

I’ve been thinking about this quite a bit the past week. I have been carrying around an iPad (3) and 13-inch MacBook Air for most of the past year. (The Retina 15-inch MacBook Pro is my desktop machine for now.) But I think I’m going to change things up. I think I’m going to go with a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (review forthcoming) and the iPad mini in my bag. Power + Portability.

For trips, I think I’ll still just take the regular-size iPad, when all I basically want to do is check the web, do some email, and write. Still thinking all this through though.

  1. darklyconventional reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    I’m going with 15” rMBP for around the house (I work at home) and occasional off-site use, iPad as light portable and...
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    My mixture has been iMac + iPad 3. I love the affordability of the iMac as well as the large storage space for all my...
  4. technoqualia reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Glad to hear I’m not the only one having this dilemma with my devices, even if I’m considering a mixture of platforms...
  5. un reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    John Gruber just wants McClane to give him back his detonaters…oh wait, that is Hans Gruber
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