Mac or iPad? What should be your priority? Gadgets have so much importance in these days that a person’s personality is characterized by the gadgets one is using. The demand of laptop and a tablet varies according to the needs. So, you need to figure out what tasks you are required to fulfill from your gadget. If you are confused weather to choose a Mac or an iPad, we are here for you to breakdown the things.
Tablet like iPad is suitable for thee person who needs extreme portability. Artists, for example, who needs a portable connection (provided by cellular companies) to move and work. In contrast, MacBook laptops are suitable for those who need a multitasking machine with great battery time and a keyboard, i.e., a compact machine.
If we compare the Specifications of an iPad and MacBook laptop, it will help you to decide what to choose according to your requirements. Lets talk about the iPad first; The operating system is iOS, screen size is 9.7 inches, resolution is 9.7:2048×1536, screen type is LED Multi-Touch, RAM is 2GB, storage is 32GB-128GB, Pixel density is 264 ppi, battery time is 324Wh 10 hours, Connectivity supports is Wi-Fi 80211ac, Bluetooth 4.2, lightning port, dimensions are 9.7:9.4×6.6×0.29, weight is 1.03 lbs. and price is in between $329-$559. Lets talk about the Mac; the operating system is macOS, screen size is 12 inches, resolution is 2304×1440, screen type is LED IPS, RAM is 8-16GB, storage is 256-512GB, pixel density is 226ppi, battery time is 414Wh, up to 10 hours, connectivity supports Wi-Fi 80211ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB-C port, Dimensions are 11.0×7.7×0.52 inches, weight is about 2.03 lbs. and price range is $1299-$1949.
The 32GB storage iPad cost you $329, the cheapest device the company sells. If you are going to upgrade this deice with Apple Pencil and a Bluetooth keyboard, this will go near to $600 which is in fact, a bit more expensive for a cellular gadget.
The MacBook laptops start from $1299 and goes up to $4199; they offer the hardware like keyboard and trackpad in the price.
Display and Size
The size of an iPad is 9.7 inches Retina Display is 2048×1536. It does not provide lamination on the display, color space P3 is also missing, no TrueTone and no ProMotion.
Whereas, MacBook laptop gives 12-inch screen with retina display of 2304×1440, resolution of 226ppi.
Battery life and Processor strength
The basic iPad runs Apple A10, 64bit SOC (system on a chip) with M10 co-processor having 2GB RAM. Mac line uses Core m3, i5 and i7 having 8 to 16 GB of RAM. Both give the 10 hours better life.
The iPad gives 324 Watt per hour battery while Mac is not sprawling when it comes to power. Mac uses Kaby Lake-Y, which is an ultra-low-power version of the standard Intel processor to make the laptop slim without setting it on fire. When it comes to image rendering a graphical content, iPad hangs in the race of MacBook. Multitasking gets limit in iPads rather than Mac.
Keyboard and mouse vs Multitouch and Pen
Which hardware do you require to interact with your gadget, this is a decision you need to take? The iPad pen and multitouch interface has a different feel than a traditional laptop.
The multitouch display of an iPad gives you the liberty to swipe, tap, and pinch or use other gestures to use for entire operating system; with a predictive, visual keyboard; when I come to enter text only.
MacBook with physical keyboard and trackpad in its genre gives precise twist. It offers the force touch trackpad which supports gestures and force click, allowing more intense interaction with the machine.
In this scenario, each gadget has its own pros and cons, which depends on the personal preferences of a person’s usage. Some tasks can be handled by switching the tabs but some needs pointer, mouse and keyboard, e.g., in graphical work.
Expansion and Ports
Both iPad and Mac are single port devices. Mac features USB-C port which is used for charging and peripheral connection, but iPad uses lightning for power and accessories.
IPad have only one proprietary lightning connector. This slot is used for non-powered USB devices, like SD card or a camera; to connect microphones, retrieve pictures, etc.; can also connect HDMI and VGA display.
Mac is also single port device, but it is simple for it to use third party peripherals as it has a USB-C port with which you can do a lot with it.
The Operating System of iPad and Mac
iPad has iOS, the latest mobile operating system by Apple; it is very advance for the users. Mac has macOS which is specifically designed for laptops and desktop operating system. It is a multi-window, multiuser system that combines graphical user interface with UNIX environment.
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