11-28-2009, 09:37 AM #1
Choosing my next computer (migrating from MBA and iMac G5)
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- Jan 14, 2005
- Zurich, Switzerland
- Mac Mini, iPad Air 2, iPhone 5S, Apple TV 4th Gen, Apple Watch (38mm Link Bracelet)
I'm in the market for a new main computer. I'm actually planning on replacing my current computers (a Rev. A Macbook Air and an iMac G5 with iSight) with a single, powerful Macbook Pro.
I do have a few questions though, as I can't really gauge the answers.
I need performance. Right now the MBA is driving me crazy with it's heat issues and beachballing. The iMac G5 is also outdated. Is a Macbook Pro capable of effortlessly doing these thing:
- Watch long videos (movies, youtube) without going choppy.
- Open a few browser tabs, office, itunes withouth beachballing.
- Run apps in Unity mode of VMware at a usable speed. I like to use the Windows version of Office at times.
I know the new iMacs are really powerful, but mobility is an issue as I spend 2-3 days a week at my parents place or on a business trip and need some powerful mobile computing. So the question is, whether I should buy an iMac and a Macbook, or a 13" 2.53 Ghz Macbook Pro with an external screen.
It ends up costing around the same.
Look forward to your suggestions.
11-28-2009, 12:52 PM #2
I would definitely get a MacBook Pro and maybe an external display. You obviously have the cash so I would look at the 15" and 17" as well. I have the 17" and I put my 23" external away a long time ago. It really isn't that big or heavy. I bring mine to work every single day so I would know.
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