Just started my MacBook trade in for an iPad!
So first things first. I’m a windows/Android guy. Always have been. I need windows because I’m a big PC gamer and adnroid because I’m DEEP into the Google ecosystem. (So much is saved in my Google drive).
I refurbished a broken gaming laptop this summer that I got for free (because it was broken) and a buyer offered me a 2016 MacBook Pro 15inch and a few hundred for it so I took his offer.
I enjoyed the MacBook. It’s battery life was great. Display was sharp and the device was thin and light (compared to gaming laptops which literally need to be bulky to cool their high end parts)
But since I’m either PC gaming or doing table top RPG’s with friends (D&D) most of the time I didn’t use it much. Then a friend started using his iPad pro 11 with a pencil at D&D nights. He kept all his stuff in it. It was the size of a regular piece of paper but had all the extra functionality of an iPad.
I got to mess with iPadOS for a bit and realized it wasn’t just a big silly iPhone anymore. Seeing how comfortably he could just take it places along with it’s smaller size (15 inches is the smallest laptop I own) and easy of use etc gave me the bug.
Apples trade in site gave me a quote for $830 trade in value for my MacBook. Only a hundred or so off from a 256gb iPad Pro 11.
Hopefully the whole process will be done soon and I’ll be in an iPad by end of February. I’m hoping I made the right call but considering I rarely used the MacBook as is I think it’ll work out.
And hey if I go back to school like I keep telling myself I will it’ll be great for that. (mid 20’s dropped out of college to work in the IT field. I make good money and live comfortably but I think I want to go to school part time again).