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    Beefed up 15 inch MacBook pro vs iMac/MacBook air combo

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    iMac and MacBook air combo vs a beefed up 15 inch pro
    Im in need of a new computer and I'm having trouble on deciding between getting a 27 nch iMac as my main comp and an air as my portable one, or a 15 inch pro with upgraded ram and high res monitor. Let me know what you think

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    Beefed up 15 inch MacBook pro vs iMac/MacBook air combo

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    Beefed up 15 inch MacBook pro vs iMac/MacBook air combo
    Im in need of a new computer and I'm having trouble on deciding between getting a 27 nch iMac as my main comp and an air as my portable one, or a 15 inch pro with upgraded ram and high res monitor. Let me know what you think

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    Beefed up 15 inch MacBook pro vs iMac/MacBook air combo
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    I would honestly go with the iMac and the air if..........I could afford both lol.

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    Beefed up 15 inch MacBook pro vs iMac/MacBook air combo
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    Beefed up 15 inch MacBook pro vs iMac/MacBook air combo
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    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    Do you travel a lot with your computer ?
    Do you like using it in more than one room ?
    What software are you wanting to run ?

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    Beefed up 15 inch MacBook pro vs iMac/MacBook air combo
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    15" MB Pro, 2.66 i7 ; 11 MBA 1.8GZ i7; 13"MBA 2GZ i7 8 GB mem 512GB SSD, 2 iPad3s, 1 iPad Mini
    I have another variation
    I use a 15" MBPro connected to a 27" Apple monitor for my base computer and an 11" MBAir for travel.

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    Beefed up 15 inch MacBook pro vs iMac/MacBook air combo

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    I do travel with my computer a lot, i am still a college student.


    I am a freelance designer and web developer so i often run some pretty big programs at the same time (photoshop, flash, text editor, ftp client, several browser windows, etc). However, I always do this work at my desk (with use of my external monitor). Away from my desk is more just class/library work, or watching flix in bed before going to sleep.

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    Beefed up 15 inch MacBook pro vs iMac/MacBook air combo
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    Way... way too many specs to list.
    I went the other way...

    beefed mbp..

    ikeMBP:~ mike$ /usr/sbin/system_profiler SPHardwareDataType |grep -v Serial |head -13
    Hardware:

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core i7
    Processor Speed: 2.2 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 4
    L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 16 GB

    and iMac

    Mikes-iMac:~ mike$ /usr/sbin/system_profiler SPHardwareDataType |grep -v Serial |head -13
    Hardware:

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac12,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core i5
    Processor Speed: 2.7 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 4
    L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 12 GB

    Everything mentioned above will do what you need it to do btw. The real question is do you WANT two machines?
    mike
    This machine kills fascists
    Got # ? phear the command line!

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    Beefed up 15 inch MacBook pro vs iMac/MacBook air combo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dysfunction View Post
    The real question is do you WANT two machines?
    If we all purchased what we wanted, we all would be broke. I always make myself look through the 'do i need it' window first.
    21.5"iMac i3 3.06:running 10.7  500GB HD  16GB DDR3  Magic Trackpad  Black iPhone4 32GB  White iPhone4 16GB  Apple Extreme Airport Base Station 

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    Beefed up 15 inch MacBook pro vs iMac/MacBook air combo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaylor394 View Post
    If we all purchased what we wanted, we all would be broke. I always make myself look through the 'do i need it' window first.
    That's true, if I bought what I wanted.. I'd be looking at 12 grand in MacPro.. before displays.
    mike
    This machine kills fascists
    Got # ? phear the command line!

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