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Any heavy tech types made the jump to an iPad for your personal travel device?

I have to carry a work laptop (15โ€ MBP) and have elected to carry an identical personal machine, but Iโ€™m coming up on my hardware refresh cycle and looking to downsize. Iโ€™m thinking I might ask work for a 13-14โ€ MBP when the new ones come out and try an iPad Pro as a second monitor/personal machine.

Iโ€™m not doing much freelance work these days, so I think the iPad Pro can handle my browsing and casual use case. Iโ€™m just nervous about what happens if/when I ever want to do any โ€œrealโ€ computing on it.

I wish Apple has better 2-in-1 options...
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depends on what your definition of "real" computing is. I have a razer blade that I typically leave in my bag. Most of the time I just remote into digitalocean VMs to do work via mosh/ssh terminal (iOS blink shell app) or RDP (iOS Jump app)
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Noob โ“ I am in a new apartment that has a regular, dumb TV. I want to be able to stream films, games, whatever from my Apple devices
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Is a chromecast dongle going to do the trick or do I have to look into something more advanced?
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mostly yes, depends on the app
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netflix, prime, disneyplus, huluโ€ฆ they all work with chromecast
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All my devices are Apple, so AirPlay would be best
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Just reading up on Miracast
awaohyhzvompje5d
I'm not sure I understand, all the apps are available on iOS/macOS, so what you are looking for is the receiver device, right?
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Yes, but AirPlay is generic, independent of a content app, such as netflix
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I can mirror my entire screen or even VLC if I want to
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it seems like airplay is just screencasting
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Have you looked into an AppleTV then?
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seeing complaints by people that they can't use their phone if they are airplay casting from it
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maybe that isn't true any more
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Yes, I do have an AppleTV at my home base, but itโ€™s a bit pricey accessory when staying at temporary accomodations
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Chromecast dongles are the most often found lost items :D
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I just want something a bit more wireless than a very long hdmi cable
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Iโ€™ve even looked at wireless hdmi transmitter pairs
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i'm not a fan of chromecast, it's slow and glitchy
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you always have to make sure all your apps are up to date too
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Any experience with MiraScreen?
lageqfzwtyye5d
Claims to support everything
bjtwbpcyhmiekl5d
we run around with a roku and it's been a good device for streaming (I don't have much use for mirroring my screen to the TV though)
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i've tried chromecast/fire stick and haven't really been pleased with them. They work most of the time, but seem a bit glitchy at times. I've been using rokus for the past 7 years and have never had a significant issue. they just work.
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Chromecast is ok with Netflix but stutters with many other apps IME
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Roku was always more solid
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Roku should cover all your bases
kgbaganinwpu5d
ok, Iโ€™ll check out Roku, thanks for the tip guys
vldaryjjtep5d
We have the Roku+ streaming stick. Lindsay really likes it.
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ok, right Iโ€™m reading up on Roku, but it doesnโ€™t seem to do what Iโ€™m looking for
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like at all
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if Iโ€™m not mistaken it is its own streaming service
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does it do AirPlay?
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apparently not
cibjcwork5d
Iโ€™ve given up on all that during travel and at this point I just hdmi my laptop and use wireless keyboard/trackpad
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I just watch stuff on my iPad. Most places I stay at have shit TVs anyway. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
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having turned the tv away from the wall I found out it doesnโ€™t even have a power cable
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so the entire conversation is moot
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ucqflelvanopo i suppose you can ask landlord to find the power cable for it
ehofwpxisviyavwq3d
ugh, less than an hour of work out of my laptop battery from full charge now
bpa3d
Ah thatโ€™s no good, mine is turning similar
icbmqn3d
You can replace them or get them replaced. What laptop?
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yeah but I can't really afford to be without the system
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it's not that I can't get it replaced, its just a very inconvenient time
mlssik3d
Can be done in an hour or so usually Find a independent shop and pay them for an express swap?
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I bought a battery from these guys, the ordering was a bit sketchy, but the battery for shipped to me in Mexico promptly and it worked just as good as OEM. They have a bunch of supported laptops

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cuimsyjkeeewup2d
just updated to ipados 13.4....finally have my escape key on the ipad folio keyboard! woot!
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the mouse cursor support is neat, but I care less about that
qofmgspi2d
so does anyone have or had a macbook with staingate? I was looking at the DIY repair options again and interestingly a lot of posts in 2019 (basically after apple stopped offering the free repair) show up.. basically a lot of people have been using listerine or antibacterial wet wipes or other products to strip away the anti-reflective coating.. seems surprisingly effective
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possibly could slap on a matte/antireflective screen protector afterwards too
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my friend got water on his $1700 macbook recently and doesn't want to spend the money to repair it in these uncertain times, he was looking at getting a 2014 macbook for $350 with a bit of staingate
xlp2d
Got stain gate unfortunately on my 2015 MBP,
tws2d
Doesnโ€™t Apple do it free anymore?
ptfhkmxt2d
ciyg nah, they only extended the repair policy out 4 years.. so last year was last chance
gsodun2d
Apple just said they would still cover my 2015 have a case number now for it. My 2012 I did the listening thing and about 95% removed.
knm2d
Damn thatโ€™s annoying
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qtwhynr hmm, when did you buy the 2015, did you have AppleCare?
ljudkxwe2d
I have a 2015 as well
lsazyuti2d
Maybe I should find out if Iโ€™m covered hmm
smfhha2d
Used. No Apple care. Apple said the MBPr are still covered. In Canada at least
lgfnsvpp2d
so.. can anyone recommend a portable money laundering unit now? ๐Ÿ˜‰
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feed your dirty money to the unit, get clean crisp coronavirus free money back?
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Oh, _that_ kind of money launderingโ€ฆ Never mind.
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ewmqrfdpt When I was asking about my repairs the shop said that they can try some things to strip the coating, but they can't promise any good results or if anything will work, so not sure how much I would trust those articles ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
ialyp2d
Is there a roost like accessory that works with reversible yoga style laptops? You'd effectively be bringing the screen 6+ inches closer.
uzwfi2d
Essentially like if you spun your roost w/macbook on it 180 degrees and the lcd was on the back of the lid instead of the front.
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just turn the stand to face backwards. works for me.
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suyoadmvizad thought that might work but wasn't sure ๐Ÿ‘
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qfrwxhzepabw how much of an improvement is it having the screen closer in that orientation?
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I have hard time imagining that it would be
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night & day difference to me. i have my 14" at fairly high resolution, so stuff is small. At normal stand distance, i need glasses. Flipping it around avoids that.
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trwqbqdtwnqqbqubp Most people sit 18-24 inches away from their screen so 6 inches closer should be a huge difference in perceived screen size.
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yckcymvmgvzo that setup looks solid. only way to improve it would be to get some kind of monitor / tv arm
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qdzynrkqsubj your font is too small, i can't read the text on your screen
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mzterc yeah, not the best setup for multi-monitor, but higher resolution typically avoids that for me
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i'm a fan of low resolution.. love my 1280x800 "scaled" retina display for 13" macbook
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mpprmobgi i wish it was 4k...
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yeah, on my roost the screen is not any farther away than my normal monitor, which is 18-24 inches away
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if my laptop screen was where the front of my roost is it would be like 7" from my face
aellablxyir2d
i prefer laptop close to me, or two external monitors farther away
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using laptop + external monitor has never worked well for me.
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i use a surface pro occasionally (wireless secondary) as needed, but not too often
qebkn2d
I think at 24" distance 32" is the ideal size (30 degrees of field of vision)
ugtjc2d
Not sure what ideal distance would be for 13, 14, 15" etc to get to 30 degrees field of vision
mtbcifmsptk2d
i would rather consider disdtance/text size ratio than distance/monitor size
zrikebrysuw2d
32" at 1920x1080 would be drastically different from 32" at 4k
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(assuming you're using the 4k and not just downscaling everything)
jnenx2d
True. It'd be an identical FOV though
loqqa2d
Apparently for visual acuity a 14" 4k screen is best seen from 1ft away
gpnbm2d
8 inches would probably be the minimum acceptable distance
ckmil2d
And 2ft would be the max (essentially normal roost config)
rdyed2d
So closer is usually good, but also makes 4k much more noticeable
ligspcnazxx2d
makes sense
kopjq2d
what res is yours? is it a yoga?
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x1 yoga carbon at 2560x1440, set to 100% scaling
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one of the things that helps for this setup is that the keyboard reccesses/disables on flip, so it's not an issue that it's resting on the keyboard in the stand. Not sure if other laptops have the same functionality.
ttanwkhpm15h
Any suggestion for a router? Doesn't need to be portable will just stay at a house (but good range would be good as walls are thick and current one has dead spaces)
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1gb lan? over-100mb wan? wifi 6?
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