Should WildX buy an iPad?

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iPad?

Poll ended at 14 Oct 2019, 14:31

Yes
3
23%
No
9
69%
I am a Korean spy and will only endorse Samsung products
1
8%
 
Total votes: 13
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Should WildX buy an iPad?

Post by WildX » 10 Oct 2019, 14:31

I want to buy an iPad. Mainly to play D&D with friends (with D&D Beyond, check it out, not sponsored) and to take notes at university.

Now, an iPad costs hundreds of pounds (or hundreds of any currency of your choice really) and while I'm at it I thought it would only make sense to add an Apple Pencil gen 2 into the mix which is about £100 on top of the initial price. The total would be something in the range of £800, maybe less with student discount. I can afford it if I tap into my savings, but should I?

I could decide for myself like a real adult, I could speak to people in my life that have always given me good advice, but instead I want to ask a bunch of anonymously-voting TMW players because WHY NOT THAT'S WHAT OFFTOPIC IS FOR.

Make life decisions for me.
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Re: Should WildX buy an iPad?

Post by Reid » 10 Oct 2019, 14:35

Why, no, of course no.
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Re: Should WildX buy an iPad?

Post by WildX » 10 Oct 2019, 14:38

Reid wrote:
10 Oct 2019, 14:35
Why, no, of course no.
You make a strong argument. Hard to disagree.
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Re: Should WildX buy an iPad?

Post by Pawneeboy » 10 Oct 2019, 14:40

LOL, someone actually voted 3 :lol:
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Re: Should WildX buy an iPad?

Post by Micksha » 10 Oct 2019, 14:40

What kind of question is this? Of course you should not buy an i-Pad.
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Re: Should WildX buy an iPad?

Post by WildX » 10 Oct 2019, 14:47

I call Micksha as the Korean spy. I shall immediately start an investigation.
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Re: Should WildX buy an iPad?

Post by EJlol » 10 Oct 2019, 15:28

You should buy a chinese tablet. I might be a chinese spy :alt-2:.
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Re: Should WildX buy an iPad?

Post by TeZeR.D » 10 Oct 2019, 15:50

no
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Re: Should WildX buy an iPad?

Post by Pawneeboy » 10 Oct 2019, 18:36

Buy an American tablet :alt-5:
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Re: Should WildX buy an iPad?

Post by prsm » 11 Oct 2019, 01:47

i love my ipad, could not live with out it!

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Re: Should WildX buy an iPad?

Post by WildX » 11 Oct 2019, 16:17

Honestly who cares about you all. I only need Prsm's validation.
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Re: Should WildX buy an iPad?

Post by gumi » 12 Oct 2019, 15:03

I hate Apple but yeah If you are going for a tablet you're better off with an iPad because only a small portion of android apps are optimized for tablets so you'd have to use portrait mode in some apps (normal phone UI but magnified to fill the screen), which is annoying if you attach a keyboard case.
You might want to consider a Thinkpad if you don't mind the extra heft
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Re: Should WildX buy an iPad?

Post by Archios » 13 Oct 2019, 08:26

but you cant play tmw on an iOS device...
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Re: Should WildX buy an iPad?

Post by HaloNott » 13 Oct 2019, 10:33

You're tapping into your savings to play d&d so no. Earn the money, save plenty of it and if you have enough for chilling use that.

You still take notes at the university anyway. If not rote memory is good for you. 8)

Edit: Also Archios says you can't play tmw on an iOS...
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Re: Should WildX buy an iPad?

Post by WildX » 13 Oct 2019, 11:57

I bought an iPad sorry :<
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